Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Atheism more common than Christianity in younger demographic

According to an encouraging article in CNN there are more atheist and agnostics between the age of and 29 years old and in general atheism is on the rise. From the article.

"According to the poll, 34% of “younger millennials” - those born between 1990 and 1994 - are religiously unaffiliated. Among “older millennials,” born between 1981 and 1989, 30% are religiously unaffiliated: 4 percentage points higher than in 2007.

Poll respondents 18-29 were also more likely to identify as atheist or agnostic. Nearly 42% religious unaffiliated people from that age group identified as atheist or agnostic, a number far greater than the number who identified as Christian (18%) of Catholic (18%)."

This is hopeful news and makes you hope that given enough time the large intrusions into all parts of American life by religion might be coming to an end.