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"Those without any religious affiliation" Any takers? Needs a proper headword if OK. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:11, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

The only way I can see this is in the context of surveys, where "nones" are people who answered "none" on a survey question. If the survey was about religious affiliation then it would have just that meaning, but unless it is used outside of that context, it doesn't deserve a definition. --WikiTiki89 15:21, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
This was probably inspired by the recent news that this group (dubbed "nones" for short by the pollsters and/or newspeople) had a large influence on the recent US election. - -sche (discuss) 19:05, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
So then I was right :P --WikiTiki89 19:28, 10 December 2012 (UTC) is one article that uses it: "That’s why we’re seeing more people who believe in God shed any sort of religious label — they’re Nones, too — and why more people are becoming non-religious as a whole." That one's not citable, but surely someone can find newspaper or Usenet cites that are similar.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:36, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
keep, it is very freuqnelty used. Pass a Method (talk) 10:09, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
This isn't a matter of voting. I reject any assertion that this is in widespread use. We need citations of it capitalized. DCDuring TALK 10:26, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
I just provided a citation Pass a Method (talk) 11:04, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Two more to go. DCDuring TALK 11:37, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Why does it need 3 citations? Pass a Method (talk) 10:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
WT:CFI. English words always need 3 citations to pass RfV.--Prosfilaes (talk) 11:30, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Done, but 3 citations is stricter than a motherfucker. Pass a Method (talk) 12:11, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
If it is "very frequently used" as you claim, finding three should have been very easy. Equinox 13:15, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Not done. There are only two cites in the entry. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 16:36, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Well its done now. Pass a Method (talk) 17:53, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
I notice that in all three cites, the word is given in quotation marks, and that in two of the quotes the author feels the need to define the word. Isn't that mention rather than use? SemperBlotto (talk) 17:59, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Should it be tagged {{US|_|politics}}? Not sure that it's used outside of the US or outside of politics. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Theres plenty of entries without any cites thought. Pass a Method (talk) 18:19, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to RFV any entry or definition, if you think it doesn’t exist. — Ungoliant (Falai) 18:30, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
The only mention I find is the first occurrence of Nones in the first cite (the same cite has two uses though). The authors probably use quotation marks because it’s a weird use of what is normally a plural-less pronoun. — Ungoliant (Falai) 18:30, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Not to mention the fact that it's homophonous with nuns, who do as a rule tend to have a religious affiliation. —Angr 21:13, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I have added several more citations. I believe that we now have at least three acceptable citations supporting this definition, with this capitalization. Unless there is some further objection, I intend to close this as verified within the next day or so. bd2412 T 14:08, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Striking as verified. bd2412 T 13:42, 29 July 2013 (UTC)