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I’ve never seen this before…

A survey conducted by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies has revealed two amazing things:

42 per cent of those polled agreed with the statement “religion is an important part of my life”…

Fewer than half the people surveyed said religion was important to them!

But wait… it gets better:

67 per cent of those surveyed said they trusted “people who are religious” in general, and even more respondents — 73 per cent — expressed trust in “people who are not religious.”

In America, atheists are the least trusted minority group (at 54%). In Canada, at least according to this one study, we’re more trustworthy than people who believe in god. Why that’s the case, they don’t explain, but I’d like to think it’s because we embrace evidence-based truth, whereas religious people adhere to their myths even in the face of reality.

The study also found that only 56% of people ages 18-24 believed in god… so I assume 44% do not?! Incredible.

(Thanks to AxeGrrl for the link)

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.