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Atheists Lie Even to Themselves

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The ARIS 2008 report was released just recently.  That stands for “American Religious Identification Survey” and basically polls everyone to find out what they believe.

There are some trends they discuss, facts about regions, age groups, etc, but what I found amusing was this tidbit:

Only 1.6 percent of Americans call themselves atheist or agnostic. But based on stated beliefs, 12 percent are atheist (no God) or agnostic (unsure)

More specifically, 0.7% of the country claim to be Atheist and 0.9% claim to be Agnostic.  Then, there are 13.4% who say their religion is “None” or they “Don’t Know”.

However, when asked just about their beliefs, rather than attaching themselves to a title or group, Americans changed their tune:

If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and is doomed to Hell like a duck…

Written by Kyle

March 9th, 2009 at 10:39 am

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