As many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics
For the first time "No Religion" has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey.
Ryan Burge, a political scientist at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, found that 23.1% of Americans now claim no religion.
Catholics came in at 23.0%, and evangelicals were at 22.5%.
I would not believe this at all. Catholics are the largest 'denomination' in the US, so to say 'nones' are at that level is to say something significant. I would want to look at other research this 'professor' has done--after all, he is a political scientist, not a social researcher. Ask him how many Republicans are in New York State, or in Vermont; that's his business. And then it is CNN that is putting this out, not the John Birch Society organ, the New American, or the Baptist church organ, LIfeWay.