This Visualization Tool Will Help You Find Where Atheists Live in the UK

Using data from the 2011 UK census, Oliver O’Brien at University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis created a tool called DataShine so you could see all sorts of information, including which cities had the highest rates of people claiming “No Religion” (in dark blue):



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The Weirdest Religious Demographic Ever: Non-Christians Who Think the Bible is Literally True

Last month, a Gallup poll showed that 75% of Americans think the Bible is the word of God, literally or otherwise.

But when Gallup broke down their numbers, there was a surprising group of people on the list: Non-Christians who said that the Bible was the literal word of God.



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What’s So Bad About Atheist In-Laws?

The Pew Research Center recently reported that Americans really don’t want atheists to marry into their families:



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Gallup Poll: 30% of Americans Say Religion is “Old Fashioned and Out of Date”

A just-released Gallup survey asked respondents, “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems, or that religion is largely old fashioned and out of date?” 30% of Americans, to my delight, went with “old fashioned and out of date.”

It’s not the highest percentage on record, but it’s not an insignificant number either:



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Don’t Put Your Religious Beliefs on Your Resume… Especially if You’re Atheist, Muslim, or Pagan

When I applied for my first teaching job, I decided to leave off any mention of volunteer work I’d done with atheist groups, any leadership positions I held in them, and any scholarships I received from them. I just didn’t know who would look at the application and why give them a reason not to hire me?

At the same time, I knew that if I had volunteered with, say, a church youth group, it would probably boost my chances of getting the job.

Now, two new studies confirm that line of thinking.



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