Fewer Than Half of Americans Are Protestants

One of the surprising results from today’s Pew report: Protestants are now less than half of the U.S. population. [Read more...]

New Report: ‘A Third of Adults Under 30 Have No Religious Affiliation’

“A third of adults under 30 have no religious affiliation,” according to a new study. What should we make of these results? Why is this happening? Let’s explore the numbers and find out. [Read more...]

Why Aren’t the Democrats Reaching Out to Secular Americans?

Two charts stand out from the Public Religion Research Institute’s latest report (PDF) about the Millennial generation (ages 18-25) and their voting habits. And while the media coverage of the report focuses mostly on the race issues, the religious aspects of it are fascinating in their own right. The first chart isn’t surprising at all [Read More...]

Pew Forum Non-Shocker: The ‘Religiously Unaffiliated’ Lean Democratic

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life put together a slideshow explaining the trends between religious groups and political party identification. There’s nothing in it you couldn’t have predicted yourself, but here are a few of the highlights: The “Nones” need to be more like Black Protestants — we’re only about 2:1 in favor [Read More...]

New Research Examines What It’s Like to Be An Atheist College Student

The latest edition of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice features an article about college atheists by John A. Mueller of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (The article is free to access if you fill out a form.) In 2009, Mueller and colleague Kathleen Goodman published an article about “why colleges should embrace and [Read More...]


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