New Survey Talks About the Atheist Influence on the 2012 Elections and Beyond

The Public Religion Research Institute has just released the 2012 American
Values Survey
(PDF) and it focuses on, among other things, how the religiously unaffiliated will shape the upcoming elections (“and beyond”).

It also talks about our changing demographics, the rise of the Nones, and our views on a variety of social issues.

Let’s get to the good stuff: [Read more...]

My First HuffPo Live Appearance!

Huffington Post asked Hemant Mehta to appear in a Google Hangout-style “round-table” of sorts.

Hemant was busy, so he sent his backup (or back-back-back up)… Me! [Read more...]

Atheism on the Rise in Ireland

The Irish Central Statistics Office just released a detailed report (PDF) on the country’s 2011 Census, this on specifically focused on religion.

When it comes to the nation’s non-religious population, everything’s looking amazing. [Read more...]

PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly on the Rise of the Nones, Part 2: Political Implications

Part two focuses on the political implications of a rising non-religious populace: [Read more...]

New Study Explores Anti-Atheist Discrimination

Atheists generally believe we have a good sense of the degree to which our group is subject to discrimination based on our rejection of supernaturalism, but that understanding is primarily anecdotal. We hear each other’s stories, we see how we’re spoken about in the culture, and we form an idea of just how low that stained-glass ceiling really is for us (wow, that metaphor sounds familiar). [Read more...]


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