We’re Still Unelectable…

A new survey conducted by Pew Research for the People & the Press indicates that 61% of Americans would be less likely to vote for a candidate if that person didn’t believe in a god. Goddammit… Among these options, anyway, that makes us the least electable group of people. Americans are more likely to vote [Read More...]

Fewer Americans Believe in God Than Before

According to the latest Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who believe in God is still in the 90s… but there’s been a significant drop since the last time the question was asked in 1967, from 98% to 92%. They didn’t ask the question between those years, but I’d guess than most of the drop [Read More...]

The Results of an Atheist Sex Survey

What happens when 10,000 non-religious people take a survey about their sex lives — including people who were raised in one religion but later left it? Well, you get a treasure trove of data that’s never been analyzed before. Dr. Darrel W. Ray and student Amanda Brown sifted through tons of data and put together [Read More...]

What’s Wrong With the Canadian Census?

The 2011 Canadian census is taking place this week — one out of three Canadians will receive the long-form version of the survey while the rest will simply be asked for a headcount. Normally, this would be a wonderful way to get a decent snapshot of what the Canadian population looks like, but one of [Read More...]

Good News in Spain: Non-Believers Double Practicing Catholics

Hey, Americans, we need to catch up with Spain! Their demographics are looking better and better for non-religious people. The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports what people ages 15-29 said when they were surveyed about their religious preferences (forgive the rough translation): The number of young people practicing Catholicism has plummeted, from 29.2% in 2002 [Read More...]