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February 04, 2016
New Hampshire is Now the Least Religious State in the Country
Congratulations, New Hampshire! You have overtaken Vermont as the least religious state in the country.
February 04, 2016
73% of Americans Support Football Coaches Who Lead Their Teams in Christian Prayer
A new survey about football released by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with...
January 27, 2016
New Survey Shows That Atheism is Still a Political Liability, but Not As Much as Before
You won't be surprised that the Pew Research Center, in a survey released today, found...
January 14, 2016
Poll Finds That 0.0% of Young Icelanders Believe God Created the Universe Out of Nothing
We already knew the majority of people of Iceland support church/state separation. And we knew...
January 05, 2016
New Poll Shows Millennials Are Losing Faith in Religious Institutions
We know Millennials are less likely to be religious than any other generation. But a...
December 24, 2015
Surprising Analysis Shows the South Prefers Saying “Happy Holidays” Over “Merry Christmas”
If there's one part of the country where you'd think people prefer saying "Merry Christmas"...
December 24, 2015
Merry Christmas! American Christianity is on the Decline as “Nones” Steadily Grow
A new Gallup poll released today shows that, while Christians are still in the majority,...
December 08, 2015
Even in the South, Churches Don’t Have as Much Power As They Used To
Despite the amped up rhetoric from the Religious Right, religious belief is on the downswing...
December 02, 2015
New Study Shows People Vastly Overestimate the Percent of Non-Religious People in Their Countries
What percentage of people in your country have no religious affiliation? In the United States,...
November 24, 2015
White Christians Are Now in the Minority While the Young “Nones” Are on the Rise
According to Pew Research Center data published in the National Journal, white Christians are finally...
November 17, 2015
The FBI’s 2014 Hate Crimes Report Shows That Atheists Were Almost Never Victims
The FBI just released its 2014 Hate Crime Statistics report, and I think it's always...
November 09, 2015
At One Large Florida University, Membership in Christian Clubs is Falling Fast
It seems like every time there's a new survey about religious demographics in this country,...
November 03, 2015
As Usual, Survey Shows Religion in Decline, Especially Among Millennials
The Pew Research Center just released a new report building off of their landmark 2014...
October 25, 2015
Majority of Icelanders Support Church/State Separation
In Iceland, support for church/state separation is at an all-time high of 55% according to...
October 22, 2015
31% of Americans Reject Evolution, According to New Report
Most of the headlines regarding a new report from the Pew Research Center involve the...
October 18, 2015
Religion Journalist Offers Lazy Criticism of Richard Dawkins
I'm not opposed to people criticizing Richard Dawkins when I feel it's deserved. And I'll...
October 08, 2015
Do a Lot of Nonreligious Americans Really See Evidence of a Creator?
Anytime you look at surveys about the religious beliefs of people in the U.S., people...
October 06, 2015
In Norway, An App That Makes Leaving Faith Easier Has Led to a Massive Decline in Church Membership
In Norway, where the Catholic Church currently owes the government more than $5 million for...
September 12, 2015
Religion, Politics, and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the “Likely Voter”
Listening to the political circus unfolding today, you hear frequent allusions to God/faith/religion/fairy tales on...
September 10, 2015
For Harvard Freshmen, Non-Religious Students Outnumber Christians
For the past few years, Harvard University's newspaper, The Crimson, has asked incoming freshman to...
September 03, 2015
In the U.S., 49% of Former Catholics Have Left Organized Religion for Good
Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service released a...
August 27, 2015
A Slight Change in Australia’s Census Could Lead to Major Change in Religious Demographics
In 2011, the last time Australia conducted its census, this is the way researchers asked...
August 27, 2015
India’s Census Reveals 2.87 Million People Who Are Non-Religious
India just got around to releasing the results from its 2011 census, one that included...
August 25, 2015
New Study Shows That, on Hot-Button Issues, Most American Catholics Disagree with Catholicism
A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service...
August 24, 2015
What Else Can We Learn from the Atheist Prison Data?
There are still some interesting questions regarding the FOIA data that Hemant acquired describing the...
August 21, 2015
Atheists Now Make Up 0.1% of the Federal Prison Population
How many atheists are in the U.S. federal prison system? Is the percentage of atheists...
August 11, 2015
Here’s What the Research Shows About Public Perceptions of Atheists
Will Gervais, the University of Kentucky professor who's done a lot of research into public...
August 04, 2015
Non-Religious People Abound in Large U.S. Cities
Earlier this year, the Public Religion Research Institute informed us of the least religious cities...
July 30, 2015
Survey Says the U.S. Isn’t a Christian Nation… but I’m Not Sure What They Think We Are
A new survey published by LifeWay Research shows that most Americans don't believe this is...
July 22, 2015
56% of Non-Religious Americans Have Smoked Pot
According to a new Gallup poll, 44% of all Americans say they've tried marijuana at...
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