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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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. PRRI publishes some of the most important and credible surveys when it comes to tracking religious demographics in the United States.

This episode is sponsored by Be Secular. Readers of this site can get a 10% discount on products by using the promo code “Friendly”!



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Say It With Me: I’m a Hispanic Atheist

This is a guest post written by César J. Baldelomar. César is currently a student at the Florida International University College of Law. He has written several articles on politics, culture, and religion.

Though I grew up in a moderately Catholic household and attended Catholic institutions from age three until my college graduation from St. Thomas University, I felt a constant struggle between accepting what others were saying I should believe and what I thought was the intuitive, rational choice. Yet it is only now that I finally have the courage to publicly state that I am an atheist.

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Atheist Billboard in North Texas Reaches Out to Hispanics

The Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason began a billboard campaign this week to reach out to Hispanics. The month-long campaign includes a billboard reading, “¿No Eres Religioso? ¡47 Millones Están De Acuerdo!” (Not Religious? 47 Million Agree!)



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Latino Atheists Search for Community in Chicago

We talk about the importance of reaching out to minority atheists all the time, but more often than not, “minority” as we use it just means “black.” Latino atheists are usually ignored in that context.

WBEZ’s Aurora Aguilar spoke with some Latino atheists in Chicago about their transitions into atheism and what they’re searching for:

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