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One in six people worldwide are “nones”

1st UK edition
1st UK edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to a recent study 16% of the world’s population are religiously unaffiliated. That is 1.1 billion people. The “nones” include atheists, agnostics and people who do not identify with any particular religion in surveys.

The tendency for unaffiliated persons is higher in Asia-Pacific followed by Europe and North America and lowest in the Middle East-North Africa.

The Pew Research Center study is called The Global Religious Landscape – Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life .

However, many of the religiously unaffiliated have some form of religious beliefs and  also engage in certain kinds of religious practices.

The age of the global “nones” is a bit higher than the average in the U.S. study ‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation – Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life bet there is a trend worldwide.

I would like to remind you that the Atheist Census is now underway and would ask you to take part. There are only 6 questions you have to answer. It takes a few minutes to contribute to this project that will allow us to counted. Or as the census site states Atheist Census – Numbers matter. Be counted..

See you next time.

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Support the Atheist Census

After only 17 hours the Atheist Census page went offline as the result of a denial of service (DoS) attack.

There were  8,880 confirmed entries and another  2,300 pending according to the Atheist Alliance International site.

Looks like somebody does not want us to be counted. What are they afraid of?

I hope that the people at AAI get the site up and running soon.

Please support this effort through donations, reblogging, and above all by participating in the census.

Stand up and be counted. Let others know that they are not alone. Let others know that there are more of us than they think we are.

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Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth and current Dala...
Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama, is the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Photographed during his visit in Cologno Monzese MI, Italy, on december 8th, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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