Local Atheist Group Leaders Working to Diversify Membership

The Frederick News-Post has a great article featuring Heatherly Hodges, the coordinator of the Frederick Secular Humanists (FRESH), and David Tamayo, founder and president of the Hispanic American Freethinkers: A social worker in Frederick, Hodges said she’s also trying to add a social and community outreach component to the group meetings. “My social work is [Read More...]

Latinos Are Losing Their Religion

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released the results (PDF) of a nationwide poll showing that non-religious Latinos were growing faster than we might have imagined: As you can see from those images, 14% of U.S. Hispanics are religiously unaffiliated and more “Americanized” Hispanics are less religious than their foreign-born counterparts. NBCLatino reports on [Read More...]

New Study Shows Generation X Has Grown Less Religious Over Time

In 2008, the American Religious Identification Survey released its results and they looked amazing for those of us who know better than to believe in god. The percentage of people categorizing themselves as having “no religion” went up in every state: Now, Barry A. Kosmin & Juhem Navarro-Rivera have gone through the data specifically relating [Read More...]

How Many Hispanic ‘Nones’ Are There? Survey Says 14%!

We tend to think of ethnic minorities as being more religious than the general population, but new data shows this may not be the case any more. The Pew Hispanic Center just released the results of a nationwide poll and found that non-religious Latinos are more numerous than we might think. In fact, unaffiliated Hispanics [Read More...]

Latinos and the Future of American Secularism

This is a guest post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Juhem is a political scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture (ISSSC) and blogs about Latinos, Politics and Secularism at The LatiNone … Latinos are considered to be a very religious and socially conservative group. While the assumption [Read More...]


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