Yemen Doesn’t Share My Parenting Values

The team at PBS NewsHour put together a terrific interactive where you can rank the values you feel are most important to teach your children and find out which countries reflect (and don’t reflect) your ideals. (The data used comes from the 2010-2014 World Values Survey)



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New Report Shows Shifting Religious Landscape for Hispanics, Many of Whom Are “Unaffiliated”

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, 18% of Hispanics are unaffiliated with any religion (including 3% who are atheist or agnostic) — and 24% of Hispanic adults are former Catholics:



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New Poll Highlights Religious Ignorance on Scientific Issues

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the disappointing results of a recent poll:



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CBS News Poll Shows That, When It Comes to Death, Americans Love Their Delusions

A new CBS News poll on the topic of death shows that Americans are living in a fantasy-world when it comes to thinking about their own mortality.

In general, we believe in the afterlife (for which there’s no evidence), we believe we’re going to Heaven (because we’re all good people, every one of us), and we want to make sure we take up space when we die (because our post-mortal bodies have no use other than lying six feet under forever).

But here’s where it gets really weird:



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Nicholas Kristof Slams Atheists’ Religious Literacy in New York Times Column

In his New York Times column today, Nicholas Kristof writes about religious illiteracy in our country and makes this surprising statement:

Secular Americans are largely ignorant about religion, but, in surveys, religious Americans turn out to be scarcely more knowledgeable.

He doesn’t cite any surveys, but I can, and the results are precisely the opposite. Despite overall low scores, Secular Americans know more about religion than any religious group.

A 2010 Pew Forum U.S. Religious Knowledge survey asked Americans 32 questions about the beliefs of various faiths and Atheists/Agnostics scored higher than any other group:

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