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...]
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...]
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...]
What are the religious affiliations of members of the 113th Congress?
Pretty similar to the American public — Overwhelmingly Christian with a spattering of Jews, Muslims, and followers of other faiths.
Except in one category… [Read more...]