In recent decades, the number of Americans and Canadians who identify has nonreligious has risen considerably. With nearly one quarter of Canadian and American adults identifying as nonreligious, religious "nones" represent a sizable and growing group within the Canadian and American populations. In their recent book, None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada
(NYU Press, 2020), Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme examine this phenomenon and the implications of the growing religious none population in North America.
is Professor of Sociology of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta.
is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Lindsey Jackson is a PhD student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.