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Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Elizabeth Drescher


The growth of the so-called Nones—people unaffiliated with religious institutions—has captivated religious and political leaders concerned with the implications of a “decline of religion” in the United States. But most Nones are not non-believers, most were raised in religious households, and many have robust spiritual lives that intertwine with the lives of the religiously affiliated. Choosing Our Religion explores the spiritual lives of Nones based on more than 100 intensive interviews across the United States and a survey of more than 1,000 religiously affiliated and unaffiliated Americans. ... More

Keywords: unaffiliated, Nones, spirituality, religion, American, prayer, decline of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199341221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Drescher, author
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer on Christian Spirituality, Santa Clara University