Reading Time: 18 minutes Most atheists hold far less polarized views than do the most visible atheists online. But online atheists fuel the negative stereotype of atheists overall.
Research from a secular perspective at OnlySky, a secular community for nonreligious Americans.
Reducing crime is easy—and we actually know how to do it
Reading Time: 5 minutes Back in the Middle Ages, in the villages and hamlets of Northern Europe, when a spate of violent crime would erupt, local chieftains and magistrates would call for “roaming prayer groups” to combat the societal scourge. Nah, just kidding. That’s Republican leaders spitballing in the here and now. Take for example former Kentucky Governor Matt […]
Survey: ‘Highly religious Americans’ are the biggest climate deniers
Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to climate change, highly religious Americans are the least concerned about the existential threat facing all of us. That’s one of the major takeaways from a new survey out today from the Pew Research Center. It acknowledges that religious Americans believe they have a sacred duty to care for the Earth (since […]
Canadians are less religious than ever before, census reveals
Reading Time: 2 minutes More than a third of Canadians have no religious affiliation, according to new census data released by Statistics Canada, the nation’s statistical agency. The 34.6% of Canadian “Nones” more than doubles the 16.5% who fell into the same category in 2001, revealing a trend that has yet to plateau. The agency says the change cannot […]
Yikes: 45% of Americans say the U.S. should be a ‘Christian Nation’
Reading Time: 5 minutes A new survey out today from the Pew Research Center finds that nearly half of all Americans, 45%, believe we ought to live in a “Christian Nation.” They disagree, however, on what that means in practice, and most Americans still believe church and state should remain separate. The phrase “Christian nation” is not meant to […]
2022 Midterms: Will the nonreligious be decisive?
Reading Time: 6 minutes The dynamics of nonreligious growth suggest that many are disengaged from politics, and those that are engaged cannot be assumed to fall in step with a single partisan identity. But the very diversity that makes for a frustrating political coalition could inspire and continue deeper cultural change.
Understanding the secular vote
Reading Time: 6 minutes Already influential, secular voters will soon be the dominant voice in US elections, says political analyst Juhem Navarro-Rivera.
How deep does ‘anti-woke’ opinion go among atheists?
Reading Time: 12 minutes Several globally-prominent atheists have established themselves as opponents of what they call “wokeness.” But an attempt to compare them to atheists generally, and even the prominent atheists’ most ardent fans, shows that the sentiment is not widespread.
Evangelicals who get COVID info at church are ‘less likely to be vaccinated’
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that evangelicals who spoke with their pastors rather than health care professionals when it came to COVID were less likely to get vaccinated, adding yet another piece of evidence to what we already suspected: white evangelical leaders who treat vaccines like some kind of liberal conspiracy […]
Southern Baptist leader shocked by Americans’ ‘pride’ in not being Christian
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Pew Research Center recently projected that, if current trends continue, Christians will be in the minority within 50 years (and probably sooner). By 2070, they said, “Nones” may represent 48% of the population. That’s horrible news for Christian nationalists, who have to reckon with all this non-religious pride, which means it’s great news for […]