Tag Archives: atheism

Gallup: Belief In God Dips To New Low For US Adults

Gallup reports: The vast majority of U.S. adults believe in God, but the 81% who do so is down six percentage points from 2017 and is the lowest in Gallup’s trend. Between 1944 and 2011, more than 90% of Americans believed in God. Gallup’s May 2-22 Values and Beliefs poll finds 17% of Americans saying they do not believe in …

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Satanic Temple Requests Flag At Boston City Hall

Mass Live reports: The Satanic Temple is hoping to raise one of its flags in front of Boston City Hall after the Supreme Court ruled Boston violated free speech rights when it refused to fly a Christian group’s flag. “Religious Liberty is a bedrock principle in a democracy, and Religious Liberty is dependent upon government viewpoint neutrality,” Lucien Greaves, cofounder …

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POLL: 6% Of Brits Say They Are “Practicing Christians”

The Christian Post reports: Only 6% of people in the United Kingdom identify as Christians while 42% say they are non-practicing Christians, but one in three non-Christians say they want to know more about Jesus Christ, according to the report of a new survey, Talking Jesus. As many as 70% of those who identify as Christians are white Brits, who …

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Florida Atheist Petitions To Have Bible Banned From Schools Due To Its Depictions Of Rape And Bestiality

The Miami New Times reports: Since July of 2021, more than 200 books have been banned in various school districts across Florida, the state with the third-highest number of school book banning incidents in the U.S. With that in mind, local political stunt activist Chaz Stevens of Deerfield Beach has taken it upon himself to add another book to the …

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Atheist Group Wins $90K Settlement For Student Bullied By HS Teacher For Sitting Out The Pledge Of Allegiance

Click Houston reports: A former Klein ISD student has won a $90,000 settlement years after a lawsuit was filed claiming she was subjected to harassment and discrimination for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the civil rights group American Atheists. “I’m glad that the defendant finally made the smart decision and settled the case before we went to …

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Younger Generations Increasingly Rejecting Religion

The Christian Post reports: A new report released Thursday by the American Enterprise Institute shows that despite the proven benefits of belonging to a faith community, Americans are increasingly leaving organized religion with each subsequent generation and the majority aren’t coming back. Generation Z, born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is now the least religious generation yet, with …

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Protesters Rally Against Arizona “SatanCon” [VIDEO]

So this happened over the weekend: Protesters gathered outside the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, which is the site of the Satanic Temple’s first-ever SatanCon. Organizers said about 350 people are expected to attend the event, and the event is sold out. At the SatanCon site, demonstrators prayed, read scriptures, held signs, banners, rosaries, crosses, and images of the Virgin Mary. …

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SURVEY: 29% Of Americans Now Religious “Nones”

The Associated Press reports: According to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, this group — commonly known as the “nones” — now constitutes 29% of American adults. That’s up from 23% in 2016 and 19% in 2011. “If the unaffiliated were a religion, they’d be the largest religious group in the United States,” said Elizabeth Drescher, an …

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POLL: 34% Don’t Know, Believe, Or Care If God Exists

The Christian Post reports: The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University released the eighth report of its 2021 American Worldview Inventory Tuesday. The report was based on responses collected from 2,000 American adults in February as part of a more extensive survey with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points. A majority of Americans (54%) subscribe to …

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Survey: US “Nones” Outnumber All Religious Groups

The Christian Post reports: A new survey reveals that the share of Americans who identify as religiously unaffiliated has declined slightly. However, more Americans still describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated than affiliate with any particular religious tradition. The term “nones” describes Americans who do not identify with a particular religion and includes atheists and agnostics. As noted by data compiled …

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New Study Finds That 43% Of Millennials Either “Don’t Know, Don’t Care, Or Don’t Believe” That God Exists

The Christian Post reports: Just 26% of Gen X and 16% of millennials believe that when they die, they will go to Heaven only because they confessed their sins and accepted Jesus as their savior, compared to nearly half of the generation before them, a new study has found. The American Worldview Inventory 2021, a survey of the philosophy of …

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Gallup: Church Membership Below 50% For First Time

Gallup reports: Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend. In 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999. U.S. church membership was 73% when Gallup first measured it in 1937 and …

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#1 Religious Identity For Young Adults: “None”

The Christian Post reports: The most common religious identity among young adults in the U.S. is “none,” and the majority of Americans don’t believe it’s necessary for a person to believe in God to be moral and have good values, a new survey has found. Released Tuesday, AEI’s Survey Center on American Life investigating contemporary religion in the U.S. found …

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54% Of Americans: You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

The Christian Post reports: A majority of Americans do not believe they need God to be moral or have good values, but most with politically conservative leanings still do, according to a global survey by the Pew Research Center. The nonpartisan polling firm recently published a survey that measures the connection between people’s beliefs about God and morality. The survey, …

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TX Gov Loses Appeal To Stop Atheist Holiday Display

The Freedom From Religion Foundation reports: The Freedom From Religion Foundation has won its case at the appeals court level against censorship of its display in the Texas Capitol by Gov. Greg Abbott. The unanimous opinion by the three-judge court panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today granted FFRF additional relief. The judgment, written by Judge Stephen …

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Atheist Wins $150K In Legal Fees Over “IM GOD” Plate

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge ruled last week that the state of Kentucky violated the First Amendment by denying an atheist a license plate saying “IM GOD,” and has ordered the state to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees to the attorneys who represented the lawsuit. Freedom From Religion Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union-Kentucky attorneys represented …

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Only 64% Of Americans “Convinced” That God Exists

The Christian Post reports: While nearly 80 percent of Americans were “convinced” just over a decade ago that God exists, only 64 percent of Americans today are so strongly persuaded in their belief in God, a new analysis from Gallup says. Citing responses the question of belief in God asked in three different ways in recent years, Gallup found that …

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NFL Kicker Misses Game-Winning Field Goal After Telling Atheists To Believe In God Due To His Kicking [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta reports at the Friendly Atheist: About a month ago, Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro made a game-winning field goal. He reacted with a tweet telling atheists they should start believing in God. He was even more specific during a post-game interview in which he said, “If you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, you better start, because he’s real. …

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STUDY: Number Of Religious “Nones” Growing Fast

Just in from Pew Research: The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting …

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Franklin Graham: Atheist Ron Reagan Will Burn In Hell

“I was saddened to see the news that President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron, Jr., is a self-proclaimed atheist, and proud of it. His father was certainly quite different. President Reagan had a deep faith in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ. “Ron, Jr., was in a television advertisement to raise money for the Freedom From Religion Foundation that aired …

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