Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says…

The Public Religion Research Institute just released the 2011 American Values Survey — “a large annual survey exploring important issues at the intersection of religion, values and politics.” The headlines are focusing on how only 42% of Americans know Mitt Romney is a Mormon and how most Americans want to see a redistribution of wealth, [Read More...]

Memo to FFRF: I Found a New Batch of Lawyers for You

I don’t know how this data was acquired other than saying it was a self-reported study, but since it got Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defense Fund all worked up, it must be worth talking about. It turns out that, on the whole, atheists and agnostics make up the largest percentage of current Yale Law [Read More...]

We’re Even Better Than #1!

Earlier today, I posted this image showing how the “religiously unaffiliated” were more supportive of same-sex marriage than any other religious demographic: Many commenters were quick to point out that the “unaffiliated” include plenty of religious “independents” — those who believe in god and who may oppose same-sex marriage for religious reasons, but who don’t [Read More...]

We’re #1 Where It Matters

… and White Evangelical Protestants are trailing everybody. The trend is growing slowly — admittedly too slowly — in the direction of equality in all the other religious demographics, but the megachurch crowd shows us once again why their popularity is waning and why younger generations are getting the hell out of there. It’s not [Read More...]

Some Meaningful Numbers from The Amazing Meeting 9

Yes, there are categories of “diversity” other than gender and geographic location, but Brian Thompson at the James Randi Educational Foundation shares some numbers showing the skeptic community is at least doing better than we were before. Ideally, it’s an indication of what’s to come: … If the skeptics community is going to thrive and [Read More...]


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