How Many Hispanic ‘Nones’ Are There? Survey Says 14%!

We tend to think of ethnic minorities as being more religious than the general population, but new data shows this may not be the case any more. The Pew Hispanic Center just released the results of a nationwide poll and found that non-religious Latinos are more numerous than we might think. In fact, unaffiliated Hispanics [Read More...]

What Percentage of Prisoners Are Atheists? Pew Forum Offers An Answer

Every time that question is asked, everyone always points to this page. It’s a (questionable) source from 1997 saying that atheists constitute 0.2% of the prison population. Last week, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of a survey of professional prison chaplains across the United States. The results [Read More...]

Gallup: ’32% of Americans are Nonreligious’

Gallup has just released its list of the most religious states and the least religious states in the country — all based on how people categorized themselves between the options of “Very religious,” “Moderately religious,” and “Nonreligious.” In 2009, the last time they released a survey like this, the question was “Is religion an important [Read More...]

2030: The Year Atheists Overtake Christians… in Britain

I’m just gonna leave this headline right here: The study conducted by the British Parliament showed there were 41 million Christians in Britain, down nearly 8 percent since 2004. Meanwhile, the number of nonbelievers stood at 13.4 million, up 49 percent over the same period. … “If these populations continue to shrink and grow by [Read More...]

How Religious is Britain? Not Very, Says Richard Dawkins

In the week following the 2011 UK Census, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science decided to commission their own poll (with their own questions) to find out just how religious people in Britain were. It turns out a lot less than even they imagined: More than 2,000 people were polled for Dawkins’ centre [Read More...]


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