Recent Study Shows Atheists Are More Compassionate Than the Highly Religious

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25% of Millennials Don’t Subscribe to a Religious Faith

The Religious News Service headline makes it sound like it’s a bad thing…: Young ‘Millennials’ losing faith in record numbers A new study put out by the Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs explains what’s happening (PDF) to 18-24-year-olds. When it comes to how their faith is changing, [Read More...]

Amazing Poll Results from Canada: The Non-Religious Are Trusted More Than the Religious

I’ve never seen this before… A survey conducted by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies has revealed two amazing things: 42 per cent of those polled agreed with the statement “religion is an important part of my life”… Fewer than half the people surveyed said religion was important to them! But wait… it gets better: [Read More...]

How Many Hispanic ‘Nones’ Are There? Survey Says 14%!

We tend to think of ethnic minorities as being more religious than the general population, but new data shows this may not be the case any more. The Pew Hispanic Center just released the results of a nationwide poll and found that non-religious Latinos are more numerous than we might think. In fact, unaffiliated Hispanics [Read More...]

What Percentage of Prisoners Are Atheists? Pew Forum Offers An Answer

Every time that question is asked, everyone always points to this page. It’s a (questionable) source from 1997 saying that atheists constitute 0.2% of the prison population. Last week, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of a survey of professional prison chaplains across the United States. The results [Read More...]