Over the Past Four Years, Republicans Have Become More Likely to Accept Creationism

When Gallup released its 2012 data on Americans’ acceptance of evolution, we learned that 46% of Americans were Creationists, believing that God created us in our present forms within the past 10,000 years. (An additional 32% believed in God-guided evolution while only 15% accept natural evolution.)

Now, the Pew Research Center has released its own data on the matter and they appear to have slightly better news: Only 33% of Americans are Creationists!

According to Pew’s data, 24% of Americans believe in God-guided evolution while only 32% offer the response that all the evidence points to.

So why are those responses so different from Gallup? Mostly, I would think, because the phrasing of the question is slightly different in the two instances.

But here’s where it gets really weird… yet completely predictable.

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Top 10 Atheist Stories of 2013

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, reveals my Top Ten Stories of the year for atheists:

The full list (with links!) is after the jump.

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Is This Atheist Magazine in the Front Row of the Magazine Section at Your Barnes & Noble Bookstore?

The new issue of American Atheist Magazine (1st Quarter, 2014) is now available at Barnes & Noble bookstores around the country (all four of them that remain, anyway):

Two reasons you should check it out:

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8 Parenting Tips for God

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses eight parenting tips for God — we had some fun with this one in case you can’t tell:

The video was inspired by this post by Michael Sherlock. (Also, Canadians, you know I love you!)

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Atheist Billboard in Salt Lake City Features Ex-Mormon Family: ‘We’re Atheists’

A new billboard launched by American Atheists this week to advertise their upcoming convention in Salt Lake City hits the residents where it hurts.

The ad features parents West and Lennie Monnett along with their two sons and niece (of whom they’re guardians) — declaring that they’re not Mormons and not just “ex-Mormons”; they’re atheists:



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