Study Shows Anti-Atheist Prejudice Goes Down When Our Numbers Go Up

I have an aversion to reading academic journals… but there’s a new paper published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (April 2011 37: 543-556) that is a must-read for anyone who has access. It’s called “Finding the Faithless: Perceived Atheist Prevalence Reduces Anti-Atheist Prejudice.” The author, Will M. Gervais of the University of [Read More...]

The Nones Are Rising

***Update***: An interesting addendum: The BBC reports that the percentage of nones may be rising a lot more than you think: A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers. The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation. The team’s mathematical model [Read More...]

Be Honest to Godless, Ireland

The Irish Census will take place in April and Atheist Ireland wants atheists to admit they’re not religious when the question comes up: All they’re asking for is some honesty: Atheist Ireland wants to see accurate answers to the question on religion. The last Census showed 3.7 million Roman Catholics (that’s about 87% of the [Read More...]

4 in 10 Americans Are Completely Delusional About Evolution

According to a new poll from Gallup, 40% of Americans believe in strict Creationism — that a god created us in our present form under 10,000 years ago. Amazingly, this represents an improvement over past years when the number was 44% (2008) and 46% (2006). Meanwhile, the number of people who live in reality is [Read More...]

The Largest Atheist Organization in America

The Freedom From Religion Foundation just announced that their membership is nearing 16,000 members, making them that largest atheist organization in the country (by a long shot): It’s an incredible number, so congratulations to them. How did FFRF grow so quickly when you consider they don’t really do social media, they don’t promote local affiliates [Read More...]


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