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February 18, 2015
These Are the Most and Least Religious States in the Country
Gallup has just released its annual list of the most and least religious states in...
February 18, 2015
College Students Today Are Less Religious Than Ever Before
This graph will put a smile on your face. The numbers, from a study called...
February 13, 2015
Are You an Atheist Politician? If You’re British, It Will Help You, Says New Survey
According to a survey released yesterday by YouGov, nearly a third of British adults don't...
February 12, 2015
Gallup Poll: 22% of Americans Are Dissatisfied with Organized Religion and Wish It Had Less Influence
According to a new Gallup poll, nearly 40% of Americans are dissatisfied with the influence...
January 30, 2015
New Survey Shows Huge Gaps Between General Public and Scientists Over Evolution, Climate Change, GMOs, and More
A new survey released yesterday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American...
January 29, 2015
Which European Leaders Are Atheists?
With Greece and France both having atheist leaders, Quartz put together this map of the...
January 22, 2015
A Quarter of Americans Believe God Determines the Winner of Sporting Events
A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (in partnership with Religion News Service)...
January 17, 2015
Survey: The Netherlands Now Has More Atheists Than Believers, But 60 Percent of Respondents Are Unsure
Nowhere in the Western world does secularization race ahead as quickly as it does in the...
January 05, 2015
The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress: Only One Member is a “None” and Even She Won’t Call Herself an Atheist
I wrote this post almost word for word for 2013 and 2011 and 2009. In...
December 27, 2014
Survey: Americans Are Just About Evenly Split On the Issue of Religious Displays On Government Property
When it comes to government endorsement of religion, Americans are more or less evenly divided. A...
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...
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