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The Number of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Is Rising

The rise of the atheistshttp://bit.ly/2IGNIIp

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One In Four Americans Believe God Decides Outcome Of Sporting Events, Study Says

A new study found that one in four Americans believe God has some hand in deciding who wins sporting events, such as the upcoming Super Bowl.http://bit.ly/2BMuOje

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Americans are manipulated by fake news because religion has infected our politics: Peabody-winning journalist

Writer and reporter Kurt Andersen, in conjunction with Big Think, walked through the ways in which the United States has entered a kind of post-truth era. In a video, the linguistic expert on President Donald Trump’s speaking style explained that people seem to be losing IQ points year after year and it’s all due to a slow decline in...

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1 in 5 Americans are “Religious Liminals,” Says New Research

In a recent article published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, NYU Sociology professor Michael Hout discusses the phenomenon of liminalism. Limen is Latin for “threshold.” Being liminal means you’re on the fence about religion. You either have one or you don’t, and that might change depending on when or how you’re asked.http://bit.ly/2ycxjcj

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Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought

After signing an executive order earlier this month that seeks to relax restrictions on the political activities of tax-exempt churches, President Trump said th…http://53eig.ht/2q01GeS

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A quarter of Americans are atheist, study suggests | The Kansas City Star

Researchers say atheism is growing, but prejudice against the faithless remains common.http://bit.ly/2p3ytyj

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Fewer Americans are practicing religion

Americans have less faith in organized religion than they did nearly a decade ago, a new study shows. A staggering 21 percent of those surveyed said they don’t practice a “formal religion” — up from the 15 percent who said that in 2008, according to Gallup “Religion is losing influence in society,” according to Gallup, which did not offer...

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What It’s Like to Be Black and Atheist

African-Americans are statistically the most religious group in the U.S. Leaving that community can be extremely hard, and carry a heavy price.http://thebea.st/2fuZPgS

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One out of every four (25%) Americans—and nearly four in ten (39%) young adults—now identify as religiously unaffiliated, a group that has quadrupled in size since the 1990s and accounts for the fastest growing major group in the American religious landscape.http://bit.ly/2d3jlit

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Actually, It’s All Right To Argue With Street Preachers | Americans United

When I was a college student many years ago, we could look forward to an annual spring ritual: an itinerant evangelical preacher would appear on campus, set up base in an open area near the library and cut loose with some hellfire sermons.http://bit.ly/2deZgDo