The six types of nonbelief: a qualitative and quantitative study of type and narrative

@article{Silver2014TheST,
  title={The six types of nonbelief: a qualitative and quantitative study of type and narrative},
  author={Christopher F. Silver and T. J. Coleman and R. Hood and J. Holcombe},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion \& Culture},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={1001 - 990}
}
Extensive research has been conducted in exploration of the American religious landscape; however, only recently has social science research started to explore nonbelief in any detail. Research on nonbelief has been limited as most research focuses on the popularity of the religious “nones” or the complexities of alternative faith expressions such as spirituality. Through two studies, one qualitative and one quantitative, this research explored how nonbelievers’ self-identify. Study 1 (the… Expand
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