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Non-Affiliated Believers and Atheists in the Very Secular Uruguay

Department of Humanities, Institute for Society and Religion, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Montevideo 11600, Uruguay
Religions 2020, 11(1), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11010050
Received: 5 December 2019 / Revised: 10 January 2020 / Accepted: 16 January 2020 / Published: 19 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion in Latin America, and among Latinos abroad.)
In recent years, literature in the field of religion has presented attempts to understand and characterize people who define themselves as believers but are not affiliated with any religious institution, along with those who define themselves as non-believers, or “nones”. Several quantitative studies covering this phenomenon in Latin America show clear disparities between the countries of the region. This article draws on a qualitative investigation into the way in which individuals relate to the transcendental, or live as non-believers, in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. The objective of the article is to know and analyze those who define themselves as religiously unaffiliated. In doing so, the analysis takes into account the cultural framework of Uruguay—a country that moved the religion from the public to the private sphere a century ago, establishing a model similar to French secularism and unique within Latin America. View Full-Text
Keywords: nones; non-believers; atheists; lived religion; Uruguay nones; non-believers; atheists; lived religion; Uruguay
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Da Costa, N. Non-Affiliated Believers and Atheists in the Very Secular Uruguay. Religions 2020, 11, 50.

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