The origin of the ‘nones’

I’d like to thank Christian Piatt for his kind mention of the Pew Research Center, but we cannot take credit … Continued

I’d like to thank Christian Piatt for his kind mention of the Pew Research Center, but we cannot take credit for originating the term “nones,” which has been around for decades. As we said in the preface to our October 2012 report,“Nones” on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation:

Alan Cooperman

Associate Director, Research

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life

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    OK, so we all agree it’s a bad term.

    But it beats the hell out of “brights.”

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