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Wrong number

November 16, 2011

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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.

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paavopetie 2 years, 11 months ago

The United Atheist Alliance does not agree with this LTE.

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parrothead8 2 years, 11 months ago

If they are not affiliated with a religion, doesn't that mean they don't claim a faith?

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