Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
Polish-born Holocaust survivor paved the way for atheists to refuse pledge to God in citizenship oath. But discrimination against nonreligious Americans remains.
‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.
Religion affects how people regard qualities like benevolence, kindness, conformity and fairness even after they stop practicing religion.
Anti-atheism is ingrained in American politics. A refusal to remove outdated language from state Constitutions perpetuates this prejudice.
Younger and older American men tend to identify more with being religious ‘nones’ than women of the same age, but between 35 and 45 the rates merge. A data and religion expert probes why.
Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.
Nonreligious voters overwhelmingly backed Biden in the November presidential race. They also may have been key in several down-ballot state measures, says a scholar of US secularism.
Despite growing numbers of non-religious Americans, self-declared atheists are few and far between in the halls of power – putting the US at odds with other global democracies.
Will a pandemic cause more people to return to Christianity or will the closure of churches become permanent?
Douglas Adams claimed the answer was 42. But there are other interpretations.
Neither French nor American, Senegalese secularism stands midway between these two models
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
An evolutionary biologist makes the case that there’s no reconciling science and religion. In the search for truth, one tests hypotheses while the other relies on faith.
Pupils would be able to explore the complex worldviews and practices of people who do not identify with a religion.
According to our 32-year longitudinal study of first year science students, belief in creationism has declined over time.
Following in the thoughtful footsteps of Descartes and Voltaire.
Some ‘celebrity’ atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
The television presenter and the scientist are having an argument about God on Twitter, and Morgan is getting a lot of stick. That’s not fair.