New Report: Americans Are No Longer Donating to Churches the Way They Used To

The bad news? People gave approximately $114.9 billion in donations to their churches, temples, etc. in 2014, according to a new report from the Giving USA Foundation. That’s a lot of tax-free money for those religious institutions.

The good news? That’s significantly lower, as a percentage, than what people were giving to those same institutions a few decades ago.


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A Presidential Candidate’s Faith No Longer Matters As Much for the Religious Right

A new PRRI/Brookings survey finds that white evangelical Protestants no longer care as much if a presidential candidate is religious. Or “immoral,” for that matter.


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The 6 Biggest Takeaways from a Study Documenting the Amazing Rise of Non-Religious Americans

A new study released today by the Public Religion Research Institute documents the incredible rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans (“Nones”), but also offers up some sobering truths about this diverse group of atheists, agnostics, and people who believe in God but don’t subscribe to any organized religion.


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Study: Religion Contributes At Least $378 Billion a Year to the U.S. Economy

A new study published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion estimates that religion as a whole contributes more than $378 billion a year to our economy. That amount is “more than the global annual revenues of tech giants Apple and Microsoft combined,” but should we celebrate that? Absolutely not.


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A Decade After Atheists Were Found to be the Most Disliked Group in the Country, Little Has Changed

The good news: Atheists are no longer the most disliked minority group in America.

The bad news: Americans still really, really dislike atheists.


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