Researchers Say a Quarter of Americans May Be Atheists, Higher Than Any Survey Has Ever Suggested

Researchers used an ingenious method to find people who might not otherwise admit they’re atheists. And their work suggests the real number of atheists in America is much, much higher than we ever suspected.

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23% of Self-Proclaimed Christians in Great Britain Don’t Believe Jesus Was Resurrected

A new survey commissioned by the BBC finds that nearly a quarter of Christians in the UK don’t believe in the resurrection of Jesus. Which makes you wonder why the hell they call themselves Christians…

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Irish Census Reveals Huge Gains for the Non-Religious (and a Slight Drop for Irish Catholics)

If the numbers from the Ireland Census indicate a trend, the phrase “Irish Nones” may eventually become as ubiquitous as Irish Catholics.

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Because Muslims Are Outbreeding Everyone Else, Study Estimates Huge Shift in Religious Demographics

Here’s the entire study in a nutshell: Those of us without organized religion are not having lots of babies. Christians are having way more babies than us. And Muslims are putting Christians to shame.

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28 States Have An Entirely Christian Congressional Delegation (And Other Depressing Facts)

We already know there’s no openly atheist representation in Congress. The Secular Caucus on Capitol Hill has a single member — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) — and she adamantly disavows the “atheist” label.

But were you aware of just how skewed the religious representation was when you looked state-by-state?

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