We’re #1 Where It Matters

… and White Evangelical Protestants are trailing everybody. The trend is growing slowly — admittedly too slowly — in the direction of equality in all the other religious demographics, but the megachurch crowd shows us once again why their popularity is waning and why younger generations are getting the hell out of there. It’s not [Read More...]

Some Meaningful Numbers from The Amazing Meeting 9

Yes, there are categories of “diversity” other than gender and geographic location, but Brian Thompson at the James Randi Educational Foundation shares some numbers showing the skeptic community is at least doing better than we were before. Ideally, it’s an indication of what’s to come: … If the skeptics community is going to thrive and [Read More...]

Shocking: Young Americans Have a More Favorable View of Atheists Than Senior Citizens Do

One more result from the new report (PDF) put out by Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute. It seems that the younger generation (18-30) is far more accepting of minorities of all kinds — including atheists — than those Americans 65 and older: … there is a relationship to education as well: 42 percent [Read More...]

New Report Shows Divorce Rates Highest in Bible Belt States

According to new data released yesterday (PDF) from the U.S. Census Bureau, Southern states — including many Bible Belt ones — had some of the highest rates of divorce for both men and women in the country. Nine of the 14 states with divorce rates for women above the U.S. average, ranging from 10.7 to [Read More...]

Fact Check, Please

This is a guest post by Tyler Curtis. He is a sophomore at Skagit Valley College and the Executive Director of the Skagit Secular Student Alliance. This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference. Among the speakers was American Atheist president David Silverman, and it was a speech [Read More...]