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None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada

Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme


This book examines the nearly one-quarter of American and Canadian adults who say they have no religion. Who are they? Why, and where, has this population grown? How do religious nones in the United States and Canada compare? What are the dynamics of being a religious none in contemporary America and Canada, and how does this willful distance from organized religion impact other aspects of daily and social life? This book turns to survey and interview data to answer these questions against the backdrop of three theoretical frameworks in the sociology of religion: stages of decline, individuali ... More

Keywords: Canada, nonreligious, polarization, religion, religious decline, religious nones, secular, sociology, spiritual, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479817399
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479817399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Thiessen, author
Ambrose University

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, author
University of Waterloo