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February 09, 2017
Vermont is Once Again the Least Religious State in the Country
Congratulations, Vermont! Now do us a favor and teach a lesson to Mississippi.
February 03, 2017
Literally 0% of Young Germans Think Christianity is an Important Part of Their National Identity
Young people in Germany don't think being a Christian is important in establishing their national...
February 01, 2017
What Does It Take to Be a “True” American? 32% Say “Being a Christian” is an Important Factor
Nearly a third of all Americans believe "being a Christian" is essential to what defines...
January 14, 2017
Gallup Poll: 1.9% of “Highly Religious” Americans Are LGBT, but the Number Jumps to 7% Among Nones
A new Gallup poll shows stark differences between very religious and non-religious Americans when it...
January 04, 2017
Here’s Why There Isn’t More Atheist Representation in Congress
Americans without organized religion make up about 23% of the country, but we will only...
January 03, 2017
Once Again, There Will Not Be a Single Open Atheist in the New Congress
When the new members of Congress take their oaths today, we will once again have...
December 23, 2016
New UK Poll Finds Belief in God Dropped Significantly in 2016
Call it the 2016 Effect: After the disasters that were Brexit, Donald Trump, Aleppo, and...
December 13, 2016
Report: U.S. Christians Are Less (Formally) Educated Than Other Religious and Non-Religious Groups
A new report released by the Pew Research Center, using data from 2010, finds that...
November 05, 2016
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....
October 21, 2016
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...
September 22, 2016
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...
September 14, 2016
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...
September 12, 2016
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...
August 09, 2016
There Are Major Problems With the Australian Census That May Affect the Revised Religion Question
Today marks the date of the Australian census, when a slight change in how the...
July 28, 2016
Census Results Show India Has Fewer Atheists Than Rhode Island
According to 2011 census data released yesterday (because lots of data means lots of lag...
July 21, 2016
Can Religion Solve Social Problems? Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Say Yes
Can churches and other places of worship provide meaningful solutions to social problems? A record number of...
July 18, 2016
Survey: Evangelical Christians Say It’s Becoming Harder to Be an Evangelical Christian
Whether it's opposing LGBT rights, promoting Christianity through schools and government, or ruining science education,...
July 16, 2016
Study: Most Evangelicals Think Transgender People Are Immoral
Transgender people are one of the most marginalized communities in the United States. They face...
July 14, 2016
With This Much Non-Religious Support for Hillary Clinton, Why Isn’t She Reaching Out To Us More?
A new Pew Research Center poll finds, not surprisingly, that white evangelical Protestants are overwhelmingly...
July 13, 2016
Two Malls Reject Atheist Group’s Ad Telling Australians to Answer Census Faith Question Honestly
The Atheist Foundation of Australia just rolled out an advertising campaign encouraging people to mark...
June 24, 2016
24% of Americans Ages 18-29 Accept That We Aren’t (and Never Were) a “Christian Nation”
Americans ages 18-29, more than any other age group, understand that our country isn't (and...
June 06, 2016
A Slightly Reworded Census Question May Soon Shift the Balance of Religious Power in Australia
As the Australian Bureau of Statistics prepares for the upcoming 2016 census taking place this...
June 03, 2016
A Reminder of What the Numbers Say About Atheists in the U.S.
As we gear up for this weekend's Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., the Pew Research...
May 28, 2016
British Writer Asserts Without Facts That Religious Believers Are Still a Majority in Her Country
In a newspaper piece that's short on facts but long on hubris, writer Janet Street-Porter alleges that...
May 24, 2016
There Are Now More Non-Religious People in England and Wales Than All Christians Combined
In a stunning analysis of the religious demographics in England and Wales (but not Scotland...
May 10, 2016
New Survey Shows Prayer is Irrelevant for Nearly Half of All Canadians
The reports about a new survey from the Angus Reid Institute focus on how Canadians...
April 13, 2016
Survey Says 13% of Atheists/Agnostics Have Asked God for Help in the Past Week. What the Hell?
A new Pew Forum survey on how religion plays a role in our everyday lives...
April 13, 2016
Be Nice, Don’t Talk About Faith: a New Pew Poll Looks at the Absence of Religious Conversation
Talking about faith is largely off-limits in America, but the highly religious didn't get the message....
April 08, 2016
Americans Have No Clue What Percent of Democrats Are Atheist or Agnostic
Given all the talk about religion and politics on this site, here's a fair question:...
April 06, 2016
New Survey Finds Majority of People in Scotland Have No Religious Affiliation
Congratulation, Scotland! You're the latest country in which the majority of people have no religious...
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