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New research confirms substantial majority of Scottish people are not religious and not spiritual

A new report, commissioned by Humanist Society Scotland, reveals that a substantial majority (59%) of Scottish people do not hold either religious or spiritual beliefs. The research carried out by Survation, polled over 1,000 Scottish residents about a range of issues relating to their religious affiliations and beliefs.

Is the Christian Right Driving Americans Away from Religion?

New research finds that, when evangelical organizations raise their profile by sponsoring a high-profile political campaign, a backlash ensues.

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.

Most Czechs don’t believe in God | Pew Research Center

About seven-in-ten Czechs (72%) do not identify with a religious group.

Why some Americans left religion behind | Pew Research Center

With the percentage of U.S. adults who do not identify with a religious group growing, we asked these people to explain, in their own words, why they left.

Atheism in Ethiopia

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Ethiopia is the world’s most religious nation. According to this survey, nine-eight percent of Ethiopians thinks that religion is the most important part of their life. This development should not surprise anyone because Christianity and Islam are the dominant faiths in Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity accounts for most of the Christian population.

10 Facts About Atheists – A new study by The Pew Research Center. | United Humanists

10 Facts About Atheists – A new study by The Pew Research Center. 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…

10 facts about atheists | Pew Research Center

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

Can Science and Religion Get Along? | Big Think

New research verifies that each addresses a separate cognitive domain.

How religious is your state? | Pew Research Center

Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.