The public often assumes that scientists are atheists. The reality, however, is more complex.
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Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
Young evangelical Christians are facing a dilemma whether to follow in the footsteps of their parents or pursue other choices.
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Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
Fox News has a faithful audience.
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Fox News viewers sway religious. A dive into who exactly is watching shows that it is a favorite among white evangelicals, Mormons and members of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
White evangelicals continued to back Trump in 2020 in significant numbers.
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Trump saw a decline in support among atheists, agnostics and voters not affiliated with any religion in the 2020 election.
Woman are more likely to identify with a religion than men.
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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.
Being counted – secular voters are a growing force.
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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.
Above it, only skies? In it, only believers? Imagine that!
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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.
Some researchers believe atheists are disliked because people link their lack of belief to an overall lack of values.
Many Americans have a distrust of atheists. A group of researchers found that some of the distrust relates to beliefs about atheists’ family values.
A mother hugs her son at the memorial of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue.
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The US Constitution is supposed to protect freedom of religion. But in the 20th century, white Christian nationalists used this ideal to discriminate against Jews and justify their exclusion.
Doubting Thomas needed the proof, just like a scientist, and now is a cautionary Biblical example.
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.
A “rationalist” assembly in Washington DC, 2011. “Nones” or “none of the above” groups are growing.
In many European societies, the non-religious are a sizable part of the population, often silent but growing in number.
In the early 1900s, a group of Protestants in the US attempted a reunion of Christianity. They failed, of course, but they prompted a new dialogue.
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New research shows distrust of atheists is pervasive. This could affect the credibility of witnesses.
The Multi-faith Chapel at Hebrew Senior Life / Newbridge On The Charles, Dedham, Massachusetts.
Even as congregations decline, chapels, meditation and prayer rooms are evolving as spaces of multi-faith worship and quiet reflection.
A new megachurch movement is drawing crowds on the basis of belief in nonbelief.
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Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
Who really are America’s irreligious?
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Americans are increasingly choosing not to identify with any religious tradition. But this group of irreligious people is a complex one – with different relationships to religion.
Mysteries of the mind.
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