One big trend in the US over the last few decades is that the country is becoming less religious. Far more people are categorizing themselves as Nones — people who say they don’t have a religious identity.
Some Nones are atheists. Others say they're searching, to understand who they are. There’s also a kind of home-grown DIY spirituality, where people are mixing and matching religious teachings. There’s still a lot to understand about the Nones, which are a growing demographic.
To find out more, KALW’s Judy Silber spoke to UC Berkeley lecturer Kaya Oakes, who did dozens of in depth interviews to write her book—‘The Nones are Alright’.
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