White Christians Are Now in the Minority While the Young “Nones” Are on the Rise

According to Pew Research Center data published in the National Journal, white Christians are finally in the minority, dropping from 55% of the population in 2007 to 46% today.

In contrast, the generations born after 1981 — the older and younger Millennials — are continuing the trend of shedding their religious labels. More than a third of their populations are “Unaffiliated,” making that the largest demographic in both age groups.



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The FBI’s 2014 Hate Crimes Report Shows That Atheists Were Almost Never Victims

The FBI just released its 2014 Hate Crime Statistics report, and I think it’s always valuable to realize how relatively good we have it compared to other kinds of minorities.



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At One Large Florida University, Membership in Christian Clubs is Falling Fast

It seems like every time there’s a new survey about religious demographics in this country, we learn that the percentage of religious people has gone down, while the “Nones” continue to grow.

How does that actually play out in real life? Well, at the University of Central Florida, those changes appear to be reflected in the memberships of various campus Christian groups:



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As Usual, Survey Shows Religion in Decline, Especially Among Millennials

The Pew Research Center just released a new report building off of their landmark 2014 Religious Landscape Study and focusing on the changes in religious beliefs among Americans.

As usual, the momentum is on our side.



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Majority of Icelanders Support Church/State Separation

In Iceland, support for church/state separation is at an all-time high of 55% according to a new Gallup poll. At the same time, only 24% are against it (the rest had no opinion):

Perhaps the best part about the results is that the greatest support for separation of church and state (79%) comes from supporters of the Pirate Party — the same group that got the nation’s blasphemy laws repealed a few months ago.

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