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Atheists and Agnostics: Not Republicans, Not Democrats. Independents.

“Democrats are the Atheist Party,” declares the conservative Christian website Greene Opinion. This is a popular sentiment in conservative circles. Is it true?

Chapter 3 from Secularism and Secularity, a research volume published by Trinity College that describes results from the American Religious Identification Survey:

Democrats make up a smaller share of atheists than [...]

Religious Affiliation Doesn’t Move People To Exercise

States with higher populations of people who are not affiliated with any religion have a slight tendency to have higher rates of exercise. [...]

Fact Check: Nonie Darwish and Enough Muslims to Elect a President in 20 Years?

In this morning’s e-mail, Irregular Times received the following message:

Joys of Muslim Women by Nonie Darwish…

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President or Prime Minister by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over [...]

GOP Outrage At Health Care Rallies Round The Sabbath

When a holy day celebrated by some people seeks to bring everyone’s government grinding to a halt, sacrilege in the public sphere makes a great deal of sense. [...]

Prevalence of Christianity Doesn't Dent Divorce

The claim by right wing Christians that their religion holds all the secrets to successful marriage isn’t supported by the facts. So, when we’re discussing marriage policy, why don’t we leave religious opinions out of the matter, and base our deliberations on what actually works? [...]

Prevalence of Christianity Doesn’t Dent Divorce

The claim by right wing Christians that their religion holds all the secrets to successful marriage isn’t supported by the facts. So, when we’re discussing marriage policy, why don’t we leave religious opinions out of the matter, and base our deliberations on what actually works? [...]

Am I Not An American?

Did those people, people like me who live without any belief in God, renounce their American citizenship by refusing to join Congressman Randy Forbes in his conspicuous public worship? [...]

Fat Christianity

Obesity is a significant problem in the United States, and recent surveys indicate that the rate of Christianity is associated with the rate of obesity. In the USA, Christianity is fat. [...]

Christianity Linked With Child Death

If the Prosperity Gospel’s claims were true, then we would see a best fit line sloping downward from left to right, with states with the highest proportion of Christians enjoying the lowest rates of child deaths. [...]

Most Christian States Are Least Wealthy

Those states that have the highest percentage of Christian residents have the lowest median income. These statistics contradict the hypothesis underlying the preachers of the Prosperity Gospel. [...]

Atheist Americans Who Are Not Atheists

These results discredit the notion that some religious preachers put forward that “atheism” is really some kind of religion. [...]