Dramatic increase in Americans declaring no religion

HARTFORD, CT - A new report finds that American adults who claim no religious affiliation increased from 14 million in 1990 to 34 million in 2008.

The new profile of America's "No Religion Population" takes a deeper look at data collected for the American Religious Identification Survey 2008, which was released by Trinity College.

The new report says those who don't claim any religious affiliation are more likely to be male, young, living in the West and politically independent.

It says most of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. are not atheists, but "embrace philosophical and theological beliefs that reflect skepticism rather than overt antagonism toward religion." http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=695426