2011 Census Shows That a Quarter of England and Wales Residents Are ‘Nones’ Despite Poorly-Worded Question

The United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics just released the results of the 2011 census and the results show that nearly 25% of the people in England and Wales profess no religion (PDF) — nearly 14,100,000 people. [Read more...]

The ‘Nones’ Helped Obama Win the Election

This isn’t news for any of us, but the media is finally taking notice of the fact that the “Nones” — those who are non-religious or don’t use any particular religious label — were as solid a voting bloc for President Obama as evangelical Christians have been for Republican candidates in the past: [Read more...]

Be Counted: Take the Atheist Census

Got a minute to spare? Take the Atheist Census and help gather some nifty data about the distribution of atheists around the world: [Read more...]

A Survey for Nontheists

Richard Haynes (Atheist Nexus) and Dr. Tom Arcaro (Elon University) are trying to find out some details about atheists, specifically about how they interact with non-believing communities. Questions on their survey ask: What is your perception of national atheist organizations? Do you belong to any local/state/national atheist groups? How has your atheism impacted your personal/romantic/social life? [Read more...]

Black Beyond Belief

A student at DePaul University (a religious-at-least-in-name school) is making a movie about black atheists. Black Beyond Belief aims to examine the experiences of an oft-overlooked population: the 0.5% of African-Americans who identify as non-religious. [Read more...]


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