BBC News: “More than half in UK are non-religious”

There is a BBC article (dated 4th Sept) that reports that in the UK … 53% of people described themselves as having “no religion”, in a survey of 2,942 adults by the National Centre for Social Research. Among those aged between 18 and 25, the proportion was higher at 71%. What is their source? The … Read more BBC News: “More than half in UK are non-religious”

Apparently only 92% of Atheists are Atheists

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Back in 2007 PewResearch did a comprehensive Religious landscape survey. That was then updated with a repeat poll in 2014. You can find all the online results here. There you can drill down into the specific details for any demographic. As a quick summary, here are the overall results … Life has of course moved … Read more Apparently only 92% of Atheists are Atheists

Top 10 most reliable news sources vs bottom 10

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Since we live in the age of “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts”, then knowing how people work out what is and is not actually true  is something I find interesting, and I suspect I’m not alone in this. If I picked my personal top 10 most reliable news sources, you might simply agree, but then … Read more Top 10 most reliable news sources vs bottom 10

Support for Creationism is declining

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Since yesterday was an “Ark Special” posting all about the latest antics at the Answer in Genesis Ark Encounter, it is perhaps appropriate to follow that up with an update on who might take a belief in a 6,000 year old earth seriously. Gallup Data – May 2017 The latest polling data reveals the following … Read more Support for Creationism is declining

New Insights: 53% of Britons are non-religious

The results of the latest British Social Attitudes survey have now been published, and as might perhaps be anticipated, the number of non-religious people has continued its upward trend. Where can I find the precise details? Press Release for the latest survey is here  A PDF containing the full survey results can be found here. … Read more New Insights: 53% of Britons are non-religious

Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Trump scrapping Paris agreement

Let’s start with a quick reality check, this is about the results of one poll, so please do digest with a pinch of salt even if you do like what it says. So the Washington Post reports the details of a poll they ran. Just to be wholly transparent here, this is not one of those self-reporting polls … Read more Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Trump scrapping Paris agreement