Gallup Poll: 42% of Americans Are Creationists

According to a Gallup poll just released today, 42% of Americans believe in Creationism, 31% of Americans believe in god-guided evolution, and 19% of Americans are actually right:

It’s only a slight improvement from two years ago, the last time Gallup checked these numbers, but within the margin of error (so who knows if there’s really any significant improvement).

We are still a country full of deluded people, though there’s a sliver of a silver lining:

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“Atheist” is the Worst Trait for a Presidential Candidate to Have, Says New Study

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a new survey that says “Atheist” is the worst trait for a presidential candidate to have:

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How Many Atheists and Agnostics Are Graduating from Harvard…?

Atheists and Agnostics.

We’re just under 6% of the U.S. population.

And we’re 38% of the graduating class at Harvard, according to survey results posted on The Crimson‘s website:

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This is What Happens When Headline Writers Don’t Know Their Statistics

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a survey showing that being an atheist was the most negative trait a presidential candidate could posses:

You can see from the list that being an atheist was a worse quality than having never held office, having an affair, being in your 70s, being gay or lesbian, etc.

But then I started seeing headlines like this one from the Daily Caller:

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Breaking Down the “Nones,” the Most Unhelpful Term in Religion Research

Whenever we see research about religion in America, atheists and agnostics tend to be lumps into a broader category called “Nones” or “Unaffiliated”… which sounds fine, until you realize that the group also includes people who believe in God but just don’t claim a religious label.

Tobin Grant at Religion News Service has been analyzing the non-religious segment of the Nones and gives us some very useful insights:

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