Any Atheists K-12 Teachers Out There?

Craig and Aimee Howley at Ohio University are doing research on K-12 teachers/administrators who are also non-religious. A great deal of research in education focuses on the experiences of marginalized groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences of one such group — teachers who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or freethinkers. [Read More...]

Survey Says When it Comes to the ‘Religious Liberty’ Issue, Atheists/Agnostics Overwhelmingly Oppose Catholic Bishops

The Pew Research Center just published a survey (PDF) they did about Catholics and their views on religious liberty. First, let’s talk about the big findings: Most Catholics who are familiar with the “religious liberty” issues agree with the bishops: That is, they agree that the Obama administration is threatening their religious liberty by mandating [Read More...]

Fastest Growing Religious Group in America: The Amish (?!?)

Ohio State University researchers are reporting that the Amish may be one of the fastest growing religious group in America. It’s arguable that that distinction currently belongs to the non-religious: A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3 ½ [Read More...]

Nearly One in Five Americans Have No Religious Affiliation

A new study hasn’t been released, but Cathy Grossman of USA Today has an article about how 19% of Americans have no religious affiliation, referring to surveys put out by the Pew Center for the People and the Press: The rapid rise of Nones — including atheists, agnostics and those who say they believe “nothing [Read More...]

Why Aren’t Atheist Parents Raising Atheist Children?

I’ve been seeing this image a lot over the past week: Hey! We’re at the bottom of the list when it comes to retention rates! That’s bad, right? Not quite. Where did that 30% number come from? When the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted its massive U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, only 432 [Read More...]


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