This is another one of those times when you see the results of a survey and you just scratch your head…
The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life recently released its U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.
5% of American adults say they do not believe in God or a universal spirit, but only about a quarter (24%) of these nonbelievers actually call themselves atheists.
This graphic, just released this week, explains:
I understand “atheist”… and “agnostic”… and “nothing in particular”… and “refuse to answer.”
I can kind of understand “Other faiths.”
But can someone please explain to me why 14% of people who do not believe in a god call themselves Christian? And some, Evangelical Protestant?!
Ouch. My brain.