Are ‘One in Four’ People Really Atheists?

As of this week, the Seattle Atheists have four different ads circulating on twelve buses throughout the city proclaiming that “1 in 4 is an atheist“: I love the look of the ads… but I cannot figure out where they’re getting this 1 in 4 number. The closest thing I can find is this excerpt [Read More...]

Latinos and the Future of American Secularism

This is a guest post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Juhem is a political scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture (ISSSC) and blogs about Latinos, Politics and Secularism at The LatiNone … Latinos are considered to be a very religious and socially conservative group. While the assumption [Read More...]

Why Are This Many Atheist Scientists Taking Their Children to Church?

We know some atheists participate in religious communities for a variety of reasons, but what about atheist scientists? How many of them participate in religious communities? A new study by Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and University at Buffalo SUNY sociologist Kristen Schultz Lee, published in the December 2011 Journal for the Scientific Study [Read More...]

New Research Says Anti-Atheist Prejudice Stems from Distrust

We know people don’t like atheists. Researchers at the University of Minnesota told us in 2006 (PDF) that “atheists are less likely to be accepted, publicly and privately, than any others from a long list of ethnic, religious, and other minority groups.” But why is that the case? University of British Columbia psychologist Will Gervais [Read More...]

Survey Says Catholics Are Becoming Less Catholic

The National Catholic Reporter has put out their fifth survey cataloguing Catholic attitudes and practices in America. We should be throwing a party to celebrate these results. When asked what aspects of Catholicism are important to them, most Catholics fall in line with typical Christian teachings, but they take a Honey Badger approach to what [Read More...]


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