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Author Topic: Ten "Facts" and some stats - Atheism


Alcuin
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Ten "Facts" and some stats - Atheism
on: June 3, 2016, 10:29

Estimating the number of atheists in the U.S. is complicated. Some adults who describe themselves as atheists also say they believe in God or a universal spirit. At the same time, some people who identify with a religion (e.g., say they are Protestant, Catholic or Jewish) also say they do not believe in God...
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/01/10-facts-about-atheists/

Pew has a good reputation in the USA. I tend to find they overestimate measures of "religiosity" (as Pew calls it) compared to other polls, (e.g. Gallup, YouGov). At least Pew acknowledge that statistics on this subject are especially fiendish to usefully understand.

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