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Why Women Are Opting Out of Religion

People who identify as ‘nones,’ or nonreligious, are one of the fastest-growing groups in America

campWomen praying at an evangelical church in Oakland, California. Photo: Michelle Vignes/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Deirdre Sugiuchi was five when her dad became a born-again Christian. She grew up bouncing between Mississippi churches: Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian Church in America. (“The hardcore version,” she says.) They attended twice a day on…



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Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb has published with The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic (among others). @sarahstankorb