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Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Ohioans Say They Have No Religion

This is a sad reflection on our current culture.

A study on American religious life finds more people in Ohio and across the country say they have no religion at all.

Nationwide, 15 percent of respondents identify themselves that way, an increase from 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.

In Ohio, 17 percent now say they have no religion, up from 8 percent in 1990.

Northern New England is the least religious region, with Vermont reporting the highest share of those claiming no religion, at 34 percent.
The survey also finds that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting to the U.S. Southwest.

Their numbers have been growing in California and Texas, but Catholics in Ohio have shrunk to 20 percent, from 1990's 24 percent.
For a complete look at the American Religious Identification Survey, check out this link.