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nonreligious

(ˌnɒnrɪˈlɪdʒəs)
adj
not of or relating to religious beliefs and practices
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This Republican skew is reversed among nonreligious whites, who are more likely to affiliate with the Democratic Party by a 17-percentage-point margin.
Indeed, the Establishment Clause of our First Amendment has created a free-enterprise zone for religious exercise in the United States, which in typical American fashion has produced the most diverse - both in religions and nonreligious ways - residents in the world.
Instead, organizations may use government money only to support the nonreligious social services that they provide.
Recent polls have shown strong growth among the nonreligious.
Synopsis: Very religious white Americans are more than twice as likely to identity with the Republican Party, while nonreligious whites are more likely to identify with the Democratic Party.
Sheiman spends a great deal of the book citing studies which he thinks show that religious people are healthier (mentally and physically), live longer, and behave better than nonreligious people.
So much so that Ben Franklin edited our Declaration of Independence to be nonreligious in the sentence, ``We hold these truths to be self-evident,'' instead of Jefferson's, ``We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable.
Report Card 2002: The Ethics of American Youth," released by the Josephson Institute for Ethics in late October, found that 78 percent of high school students attending religious schools had cheated on an exam at least once in the past year; for public and nonreligious private school students, the figure was 72 percent.
To the nonreligious, in contrast, believers seem to steal false comfort from a sweeping, undeserved parody of "meaning" that satisfies emotionally, but is metaphysically bankrupt.
Synopsis: Very religious Americans remain more likely than those less religious to identify as Republicans or to lean toward the Republican Party, while nonreligious Americans are significantly more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic.
In all of this, the media and the public have overlooked an extremely important detail of Obama's background--his nonreligious upbringing.
Nonreligious instruction is offered through various privately run campuses that provide a range of instruction, from traditional to specialized.