Reading List

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This reading list will be regularly updated with all the latest political and social commentary on the atheist experience in America. Feel free to submit your own suggestions via the Contact Us page.

New Yorker: Why Are Americans Still So Uncomfortable With Atheism?

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“Much of the animosity and opprobrium directed at nonbelievers in America comes from the suspicion that those who do not believe in God could not possibly believe in anything else, moral or otherwise.”


PEW Research: Millennials Driving Growth of “Nones”

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“The 35% of Millennials who do not identify with a religion is double the share of unaffiliated Baby Boomers (17%) and more than three times the share of members of the Silent generation (11%).”


Guardian: Why Americans Won’t Vote For An Atheist President

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“Gervais said he suspects that voters consider belief in God essential for morality and deem atheists ‘moral wildcards’ who lack restraint and are capable of anything, including ‘kicking puppies, cheating at cards, light cannibalism’.”


Pew Research: Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

“While Americans still feel coolest toward Muslims and atheists, mean ratings for these two groups increased from a somewhat chilly 40 and 41 degrees, respectively, to more neutral ratings of 48 and 50.”


Five Thirty Eight: Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought

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“The stigma attached to the atheist label may prevent Americans from claiming it or sharing their beliefs with others. In certain parts of the country, pressure to conform to prevailing religious practices and beliefs is strong.”


Vice News: Politician Suggests Supporters of Abortion and Gay Marriage be Killed

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“The document asserts that all men must oppose abortion, gay marriage, communism, and occultism when Biblical war begins. Otherwise, they will be murdered.
‘If they do not yield — kill all males,’ the document reads.”


American Humanist Association: Poll Finds Atheism Is No Longer a Political Taboo

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“A new poll conducted by Lake Research Partners for the American Humanist Association and the Center for Freethought Equality found that “being non-religious or atheist need not be considered an impediment to a candidate’s electoral success.”