Reading Time: < 1 minute When asked if it is sometimes necessary to give a child a good hard spanking when disciplining them, 48% of nonbelievers agreed. This is more than Jewish respondents at 38%, but nonbelievers are the 2nd lowest group. 81% of Baptists believe spanking is necessary for discipline, followed by 74% of Non-denominational Christians.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 54% of nonbelievers completely agree with the idea that the government needs to do more to address climate change; 28% mostly agree. Jewish and other non-Christians all overwhelmingly agree that the government must do more. Protestants and non-Catholic Christians are the least likely to agree with this idea, but most still believe that the government […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Half of all adult nonbelievers have a bachelor’s degree or more. This is second to the Jewish population, at 64%, and on par with other non-Christian religions at 49%. The religiously unaffiliated are on par with Catholics at 31%. Only 16% of Baptists have a bachelor’s degree or more, the lowest of any group.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The overwhelming majority of Americans support the strict separation of church and state when asked. Ninety-eight percent of nonbelievers support or strongly support strict separation, the highest percentage of all religious affiliations. Baptists are the least likely to support separation at 56%. To have Baptist opinion leading the opposition to church-state separation is interestingly at […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute When asked if they approve of the 1962 SCOTUS ruling that teachers and school officials should not lead prayers in public schools 84% of religious nonbelievers approved. This is more than any other religious affiliation but not unusual for non-Christians. Christians are far more likely to approve of teachers being allowed to lead classroom prayer. […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Americans’ belief in God has steadily decreased, hitting an all-time low of 50% in 2021. Meanwhile, the number of Non-believers has increased from 6% in 2006 to 16% in 2021.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Not all Americans who are religiously unaffiliated are nonbelievers in the existence of a god. For years, religiously unaffiliated Americans have been split into approximate thirds among nonbelievers, general belief in a higher power, and specific belief in God. However, the proportion of nonbelievers has recently risen to comprise nearly half of all religiously unaffiliated […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute 25% of nonbelievers and 23% of religiously unaffiliated own a gun in 2021. This is higher than other non-Christians. Approximately 30% of non-Catholic Christians own a gun.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 80% of nonbelievers support a woman’s right to an abortion for any reason. This is significantly greater than any other religious affiliation except for Jewish, among the most secular of ethno-religious groups, with which it is virtually tied.