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While it’s true that the number of nonbelievers in the United States is growing, it’s still small—roughly 3 percent of U.S. adults self-identify as atheists.

And while more and more Americans say they’re not part of any particular religion, they’ve historically been in good company.

At the end of the 19th century, Schmidt estimated, around a tenth of Americans may have been unaffiliated from any church or religious institution.