Were Non-Religious Australians Under-Reported in the 2012 Census? The Raw Data Suggests They Were

Last week, I mentioned that the results of the 2011 Australian census had come out and the percentage of people marking “No religion” had shot up to 22.3% of the population, making them the second largest demographic group. Sounded pretty awesome. But there may be good reason to doubt those numbers. In fact, non-religious Australians [Read More...]

A Follow-up to ‘Are Foxhole Atheists Really Seeking a Cure?’

This is a follow-up to a recent article “Are Foxhole Atheists Really Seeking a Cure?” I reviewed an article by science writer Matthew Hutson who reported on three studies suggesting that fear of death will inspire atheists to believe in the supernatural. The studies were done out of the University of Otago in New Zealand. I also [Read More...]

Atheists Are Still the Most Unelectable Group in America

Gallup has released the results of their not-quite-annual poll asking people the following question: If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be ________, would you vote for that person? Obviously, most of the discussion in the media will revolve around the results for “Mormon” — 80% of Americans could [Read More...]

Australian Census Reports Increase in Percentage of Non-Believers

The 2011 Australian census was released today and there’s good news when it comes to religion: While Catholicism has remained the most common religion with a quarter of the population, Anglicans have lost ground to those identifying themselves with no religion. The non-believers are now the second largest group with 22.3 per cent of the [Read More...]

Christian Group Is Freaking Out Because Young People Are Questioning Their Faith

You know that Pew Research Center chart showing that Millennials are doubting their faith more now than ever before? Micah Clark, writing for the Illinois Family Institute, is flipping out: There is a new poll out that ought to be a call to action for every pastor and patriotic American. Because, you can’t be patriotic [Read More...]


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