New Survey Sheds Light on Religion in Latin America; Here’s What We Now Know About the “Nones” in Those Countries

The results of a major new survey on religion in Latin America were released yesterday by the Pew Research Center.

Here are some of the takeaways when it comes to people without religion:

1) Uruguay has the greatest percentage of religiously-unaffiliated people:

The country even warranted a sidebar in the report explaining what’s going on there:

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The “Nones” Are 20% of the Population… and 12% of the Electorate. We Need to Fix That

There are a lot of reasons Democrats got crushed on Election Day, but this particular bit of information is worth noting: “Nones” — who are atheists, Agnostics, and people who may believe in God but don’t use a religious label — make up nearly 20% of the adult population… but, according to exit polls, we [Read More...]

Counties That Adopt “In God We Trust” Resolutions Are “Poor, Uneducated, and Overwhelmingly White”

In God We Trust ~ America, Inc. is the organization dedicated to putting up religious plaques all around the country .

It turns out they’ve done quite well: Nearly 400 cities and counties have approved their sample resolution, putting up “In God We Trust” signs in government buildings.

Hank Sims, writing for the Lost Coast Outpost, decided to analyze the 77 counties (rather than cities, presumably so there’s no overlap) that have adopted the resolution to discover what they have in common. Turns out God’s Country, his name for the collection of 77 counties, leaves a lot to be desired:

The kind of county that adopts this resolution is poor, uneducated and overwhelmingly white.

Here’s just one example of what he found:



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Most Britons Believe Religion Does More Harm Than Good, Huff Post UK Poll Reveals

A new poll done by the Huffington Post UK and research group Survation reveals that Brits believe religion does more harm than good:



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What’s Weirder? Religious Leaders Who Don’t Believe in God or Atheists Who Do?

When you start disagreeing with Church doctrine, you should probably question why you have a leadership role within it.

When you don’t even think God is real, it’s probably well past time for you to step down.

According to a YouGov poll surveying 1,500 Anglican clergy members, 2% of them agreed with the statement “I am not sure ‘God’ is more than a human construct”:



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