Does The Internet Make People Atheists?

Does The Internet Make People Atheists? April 5, 2014

Via PZ Myers and a couple of other people, I became aware of an article with the title “How The Internet is Taking Away America’s Religion.”  Here is a chart from the article:

There is definitely a need to avoid assuming that the correlation indicates causation. But I will certainly want to dig into the underlying study by Allen B. Downey, since it is relevant to the conference paper I will be presenting in November, which I mentioned here recently.

I will probably ask more than once between now and November, but I would really love to hear from those who studied at Christian schools and who at the same time interacted online with viewpoints that were not presented by that educational institution. Please tell me your stories!

UPDATE: Hemant Mehta and Theresa Johnson have now also blogged about this.

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