Poll Finds That 0.0% of Young Icelanders Believe God Created the Universe Out of Nothing

We already knew the majority of people of Iceland support church/state separation. And we knew some of them even joined an ancient religion just so their tax money wouldn’t go to any established church. And we know young people are generally less religious than the general population.

But who knew the numbers were so skewed?

While less than half the country is religious, a poll commissioned by SiĆ°mennt (the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association) found that 0.0% — not a typo — of people under the age of 25 believe God created the universe, with a whopping 93.9% of that age group saying they accepted the Big Bang theory.

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New Poll Shows Millennials Are Losing Faith in Religious Institutions

We know Millennials are less likely to be religious than any other generation. But a new report from the Pew Research Center shows that their faith in religious institutions has dropped significantly over the past five years.

In 2010, 73% of Millennials said churches and religious organizations had a “positive effect on the way things are going in this country.” At the time, it was the highest percentage among all the generations polled.

That number has fallen to 55% today, the lowest of all generations:

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Surprising Analysis Shows the South Prefers Saying “Happy Holidays” Over “Merry Christmas”

If there’s one part of the country where you’d think people prefer saying “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays,” I’m sure most people would say the South. But an analysis of data by Andrew R. Lewis and Paul A. Djupe at Five Thirty Eight shows the opposite:



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Merry Christmas! American Christianity is on the Decline as “Nones” Steadily Grow

A new Gallup poll released today shows that, while Christians are still in the majority, their numbers are continuing to fall as more of them drift over to the Nones:



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Even in the South, Churches Don’t Have as Much Power As They Used To

Despite the amped up rhetoric from the Religious Right, religious belief is on the downswing in this country. Jay Reeves of the Associated Press recently took a look at the impact of that trend in the South, and his points are encouraging:



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