To the editor:
An article in the Nov. 13 Journal-World stated that “a 2010 study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found more than a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds claimed no faith.” This statement is misleading.
Actually, survey respondents in this category chose the designation “unaffiliated” rather than “no faith.” Sixteen percent of 18- to 29-year-olds identified themselves as atheist, agnostic or secular. The other 9 percent chose “religious unaffiliated.” So, according to the Pew survey, it is not the case that more than a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds are people of no faith. The correct number is 16 percent.