You know, the people who do not affliate with one of the main religious identity? Or as Gallop puts it “What is your religious preference — are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, another religion, or no religion? (If respondent names “another religion,” ask:) Would that be a Christian religion or is it not a Christian religion?”
It is interesting to me that in a time where our Prophet has called for an increase of missionaries serving in the field by calling all men 18 years and older plus sisters 19 and older that we have a slowing of those who proclaim religious devotion. Is this the time fortold where “Men’s hearts shall fail them”? Is that time still far off? Remember how Luke said the failure should come from fear. Are we becomeing a faithless people. Are the “Nones” that faithless people?
Gallop says; “Across the past five years, the biggest jumps in “nones” occurred between 2009 and 2010 and between 2010 and 2011 — an increase of 1.1 percentage points each between the two years. In absolute terms, 15.3% of the population had no explicit religious identity in 2009, compared with 17.5% in 2011.” And all this while missionary efforts are increasing as demand does.”
So here is the break down:
Whats your take?
See the whole article at http://www.gallup.com/poll/159785/rise-religious-nones-slows-2012.aspx#1
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