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December 25, 2014
Gallup: Religious “Nones” Represents 16% of the U.S.
According to the latest survey results from Gallup, 75% of Americans consider themselves some form...
December 21, 2014
Poll: Most Non-Believers Decry CIA Torture, While the Religious Are O.K. With It
Earlier this week, Rachel posted about Bryan Fischer's views on torture. Fischer says that when...
December 15, 2014
Researchers Studied a Decade’s Worth of Atheist Conferences to See If We’re Getting More Diverse
The stereotypical atheist is usually a white guy -- Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher,...
December 12, 2014
According to the Egyptian Government, There Are Precisely 866 Atheists in the Country
According to the 2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, atheists (who use that label) comprise 1.6%...
December 11, 2014
Is Worldwide Discrimination Against Atheists Really Getting Worse? Big Report From Humanist Organization Says Yes
As much as I appreciate and sometimes admire the work of think tanks and advocacy...
December 04, 2014
Why is the U.S. Becoming Increasingly Secular? A New Book Explains This and More
Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College who writes...
November 27, 2014
New Survey Finds That Not All Americans Take Christian Beliefs Seriously; Ken Ham, As Usual, Blames Evolution
A study commissioned by Ligonier Ministries and conducted by LifeWay Research found that not all...
November 24, 2014
Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 30: Phil Zuckerman, Author of
Living the Secular Life
Our latest podcast guest is Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology and secular studies --...
November 21, 2014
New Survey Shows That Partisanship, More Than Religion, Affects Your Views on Climate Change
The results of a new survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute and the...
November 14, 2014
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...
November 07, 2014
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...
November 06, 2014
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...
November 04, 2014
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...
November 02, 2014
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...
October 30, 2014
Survey Shows We’re All Wrong About the Relative Percentages of Muslims and Christians in Our Countries
What percent of people in the U.S. are Muslims? Christians? Think about it... The answers...
October 25, 2014
Congratulations, Atheists! America is Growing Increasingly Churchless
A new study released by the Barna Group, in conjunction with David Kinnaman's book Churchless,...
October 08, 2014
From Europe, Evidence That More Schooling Leads to Less Religiosity… and a Reduction in Superstitious Beliefs
There is a deep anti-intellectual streak that runs through much of religious America, and it's...
October 06, 2014
Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 23: Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Research Associate with PRRI
Our latest podcast guest is Juhem Navarro-Rivera, research associate at the Public Religion Research Institute....
October 04, 2014
New Study Shows Atheists Are More Prolific on Twitter Than Any Religious Group
According to new research published on arXiv.org, atheists are more prolific on Twitter than any...
September 25, 2014
The Good News is That Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Want Daily Prayer in Public Schools…
... The bad news is that 61% of Americans still want daily prayer in public...
September 22, 2014
New Survey Says Americans Equally Split Between Those Who Think Government Gets in the Way of Religion and Vice Versa
According to the 2014 American Values Survey just released by the Public Religion Research Institute,...
September 22, 2014
Americans Now Think Evangelical Christians Are More Discriminated Against Than Atheists
A new survey out today by the Pew Research Forum shows that more Americans than...
September 19, 2014
How Many People in Each State Have No Religious Affiliation? This Tool Lets Us Know
There's a new toy online for those of us who enjoy looking at the religious...
September 19, 2014
New Survey Shows That White Evangelicals Prefer Teaching Children Obedience Over Curiosity, Creativity, and Tolerance
The Pew Research Center has released a study examining how political polarization affects the values...
September 17, 2014
Are Men More Likely to Be Secular Than Women?
This is a guest post written by Phil Zuckerman. Zuckerman is a professor of sociology...
September 06, 2014
Non-Religious Students Make Up More Than a Third of Harvard’s New Freshman Class
It's not a scientific survey by any means, but Harvard's newspaper, The Crimson, asked incoming...
September 03, 2014
Study Shows That More Religious Places Show Less Scientific Innovation (or When Religion Wins, Science Loses)
According to a recent paper by a Princeton economist and his colleagues, we can attach...
September 02, 2014
Survey Shows That More Than a Third of Americans Support a Pledge of Allegiance Without “Under God”
Earlier this year, LifeWay Research (an evangelical Christian polling group) asked Americans whether or not...
August 30, 2014
This Chart Shows How Every Major U.S. Religious Group Feels About Government Involvement in Moral & Economic Issues
How do your religious beliefs affect your views on the government? Should the government play...
August 23, 2014
Larry King Discusses the Decline of Faith in America
Larry King is still doing interviews (who knew?!) and he recently hosted a panel to...
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