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Half Of Americans Are Seriously Prejudiced Against Atheists

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Brace yourself for family backlash if you plan to marry an atheist. A new Pew Research survey chiefly focused on political polarization also ...

Do Religious People Really Have Better Morals?

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Dale Hansen

If Kevin Sorbo believes being a Christian makes him a better person, I imagine even Bill Maher would be happy for him. But belittling Bill Maher or Detroiters for having a different worldview certainly doesn't suggest that Kevin Sorbo occupies the moral high ground he believes his faith creates.

Half Of Americans Read The Bible, But Not Because Of Hot-Button Issues

Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

The number of people in America who do not identify with any religion may be at an all-time high, but the Bible still holds an important place in the ...

Why Believe in God but Not Santa Claus?

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Why do religious people trash some implausible beliefs but keep others? Perhaps they get something out of the beliefs they keep.

These Are 2013's Most And Least Religious States, According To Gallup

Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

What does Mississippi have to say to Vermont? Not much when it comes to the religiosity of their citizens. Every year since 2008 Gallup has cond...

Why Mississippi Is More Religious Than New Hampshire

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

A minority of New Hampshire residents see religion as being important in their daily lives (46 percent) in contrast to a large majority of Mississippians (85 percent). How can such huge differences be explained?

Religiosity More About Reproduction Than Cooperation

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do religious beliefs vary so broadly? I'm not talking here about the near-cosmic diversity in the content of religious belief. Rather, I'd like to consider why some individuals seem fervently devout while others seem devoid of any superstition.

Can Atheism Really Replace Religion?

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

The perceived importance of religion (or religiosity) declines predictably with development (however measured), allowing one to predict how long it will take for religion to become unimportant for the majority of the global population. It will take approximately a quarter-century.

New Survey Sheds Light On Role Of Religion In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion

A majority of Americans believe that religion's influence in the nation is waning, yet also think society would be better off if more Americans were r...

Conservatism and Product Purchase

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Do people's politics really say that much about who they are, though? Certainly, political affiliation is related to people's beliefs about social issues and the role of government in people's lives. But, does political affiliation predict other aspect of people's behavior?

Duck Dynasty and Our Future

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jeffrey P. Colin

If Duck Dynasty is meant to simply present an ordinary group of simple country people who are living life as they might every day, it clearly is not in line with reality.

One Essential Tip For Surviving The Holidays

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also can be the most stressful for people in their 50s and beyond. There are joyous occasions with family and friends, to be sure, but there also are the constant demands placed on your time, energy and financial reserves.

Have Americans Turned Against Religion?

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Although 64 percent of young American adults say they believe in God (and only 25 percent lack a religious affiliation), their attitudes to religion show unmistakable signs of secularism.

Why Religion Rules American Politics

Nigel Barber | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

For a developed country, the U.S. is extraordinarily high on religion. Thus 65 percent of Americans say that religion is important in their daily lives compared to just 17 percent of Swedes, 19 percent of Danes, and 24 percent of Japanese.

Atheism To Defeat Religion By 2038

Nigel Barber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

Is the loss of religious belief something fear? Contrary to the claims of religious leaders, Godless countries are highly moral nations with an unusual level of social trust, economic equality, low crime and a high level of civic engagement.

Jaweed Kaleem

Less-Educated Whites Are Going To Church Less Frequently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

While overall church attendance has declined slightly in the United States in recent decades, a new study says attendance at religious services among ...

Very Religious Americans Still Align More With GOP

gallup.com | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

PRINCETON, NJ -- Very religious Americans remain significantly more likely than those less religious to identify as Republicans or lean Republican, an...

A Land of Nuts and Money

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For months the punditry and chattering classes have promised a democratic debacle on November 2. If we sit on our hands, they will be proven right, de...

Letting Atheists Pray, Too

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kate Fridkis

Prayer is deeply powerful. It sports a breathtakingly enormous fan base, including me -- a person caught constantly between her culturally religious identity and her non-belief.

Morality Originates in Religion...Not

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

Morality is our biological destiny, not a gift from god.

Steve Pavlina: Personal Development for Smart People (Part 2)

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Every bit of advice in this book has been self-tested and found to work or not to work, and the author says so. Up front. No equivocating. You gotta like that in a personal development person.