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Saturday, September 24 • 10:30am - 11:45am
PANEL: Nuancing the Nones

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The Nones or "unaffiliated" are already the nation's second largest group. But they're far from a monolith, ranging from fiery atheists to "apatheists," or vaguely spiritual folks who have disconnected from denominational brands and apathetic about the whole business. What does it mean to the public square — and to voting patterns, which correlate closely to religious identity — when one in four Americans are unaware or uninterested in the religious distinctions of particular faiths?

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Moderators
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Kimberly Winston

National Correspondent, Religion News Service; Editor, ReligionLink

Speakers
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Daniel Cox

Director of Research, PRRI
202-238-9425  //  @DCoxPRRI | | Daniel Cox specializes in survey research, youth politics and religion. He has coauthored several academic book chapters on topics relating to religious polarization and gay and lesbian issues in the black Church. His work has been cited in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, The Washington Post and others. Cox holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American government from Georgetown... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Social Media Editor, The New Republic
202-400-1122  //  @onesarahjones | | Sarah Jones is the social media editor of the New Republic. Prior to joining TNR, she worked for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She's also covered American religion, secularism and politics for Religion News Service, Scalawag magazine and Buzzfeed Ideas, among other outlets, and holds a master's degree in postcolonial culture and global policy from Goldsmiths, University of... Read More →
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Tom Krattenmaker

Communications Director at YDS; contributing writer USA Today, Yale Divinity School, USA Today Board of Contributors
@tkrattenmaker  //  203-436- 8379 | | A writer specializing in religion in public life, Tom Krattenmaker is a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors and is communications director at Yale Divinity School. He also serves as a board member of the Yale Humanist Community. His forthcoming book, "Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower," will be released by Penguin Random House in October 2016.
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Scott McConnell

Executive Director, LifeWay Research
Scott McConnell has researched the needs and preferences of church leaders, laity and the unchurched for LifeWay Christian Resources for almost 20 years. He was recently named executive director of LifeWay Research, where for 10 years he has led national polling that regularly measures the views of Americans and Protestant pastors. He received a bachelor of science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. McConnell... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
DoubleTree by Hilton 8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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