The majority of adults who describe themselves as unaffiliated — about 12% of the adult population overall — is made up of people who simply describe their religion as “nothing in particular.” About half of these people (6.3% of the overall adult population) say that religion is not too important or not at all important in their lives. Thus, they can be thought of as being mostly secular in their orientation. But the other half of this group (5.8% of adults) says that religion is somewhat important or very important in their lives, despite their lack of affiliation with any particular religious group. Thus, this group can be thought of as the “religious unaffiliated.” Read More