25 Jan 2009

20 percent of American atheists are religious

This is a link to an article written back in August 2008 on Gene Expression blog. You can look at the numbers there but the thing that is strangest is that only 22% of people who classed themselves an Unaffiliated also said they did not believe in God. I still think this has a lot to do with the fact that many non-believers just don't like calling themselves atheists. There really has to be a better, positive word to the lack of belief (there you see! It is even defined negatively!) I will return to this some other time. If anybody has a really good suggestion please let me know.

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