The number of Christians in the U.S. continues to decline sharply across all regions and demographic groups, while the number of those describing themselves as religiously unaffiliated – atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – has spiked to nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population.
The role of religion in government is once again front-and-center in the United States following the controversial religious freedoms law in Indiana.
Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions that prohibit people who don’t believe in God from holding public office.
An atheist group is fighting the federal government after officials granted the organization a religious tax break.
Christian users of Twitter tweet more positive statements than the critical language used by atheist users of the popular social media platform.
The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.
A growing trend emerged from a comprehensive 2010 study of worldwide religions: roughly one-in-six (1.1 billion, 16 percent) of the world’s population claims no religious affiliation.
It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities nationwide. A lawmaker or religious leader leads a prayer before officials begin the business of zoning changes, contract approvals and trash pickup.
One-fifth of American adults have no religious affiliation, and this number is growing rapidly.
Next month, the atheist movement will make its voice heard and its presence known by way of the Reason Rally, a large-scale event that organizers hope will unify a large part of the secular community.