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The ‚Nones‘: Der politische Einfluß nichtreligiöser Wähler | USA TODAY

The ‚Nones‘:  Der politische Einfluß nichtreligiöser Wähler  | USA TODAY

The political influence of no-religion voters |

USA TODAY – In politics, sometimes it’s what you don’t talk about that matters.

Democrats and Republicans planning their political campaigns for 2014 and 2016 may be focusing on the Hispanic demographics in the United States, but perhaps they should turn their focus on another rising group: the „nones.“

The „nones“ is a term used to describe religiously unaffiliated people. This group of people often get turned off when politicians mix religion into their policies, especially when it comes to women’s reproductive rights and same-sex marriage. Take note, Arizona.

One-fifth of the U.S. public is religiously unaffiliated, according to a 2012 Pew Research Study, and that number rises to a third when calculating adults under 30. While nones include atheists and agnostics, 68% of nones do believe in God.

„The nones tend to be younger, and they are not what I would call conventionally religious,“ says Karlyn Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. „They are not necessarily Richard Dawkins.“ She compares them to many people in Western Europe who believe without belonging to a church or being a member of an organized religion. She says the rise of the nones is „definitely something to watch.“    …….

The political influence of no-religion voters |

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