More Americans Identifying as Atheist

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LISTEN NOW!  Greg and John speak about how the number of American’s who now claim to be atheist have increased from 4% to 5%, which is 15, 579, 596 American’s. 

Facts discussed on VFNRadio:
  • United States Population: 311,591,917
  • 5 Percent of the United States Population:  15, 579, 596
  • That equates to the population of 14 States!
  • They say it takes only 10% of a people group to cause the rest to turn.  It’s time for the church to stand.  
  • See Chart below. 


CBN News Reports:  The number of atheists in America is on the rise while those with more religious beliefs is declining, according to a new Gallup International poll.
Surveyors found that 5 percent of Americans say they don’t believe in God, up from 1 percent when the study was last conducted in 2005.
At the same time, respondents who consider themselves “religious” dropped from 73 percent in 2005 to 60 percent in the latest study.
“For a very long time, religiosity has been a central characteristic of the American identity,” said Ryan Cragun, a University of Tampa sociologist of religion. “But what this suggests is that is changing and people are feeling less inclined to identify as religious to comply with what it means to be a good person in the U.S.”
The results are based on interviews with 50,000 people from 57 countries and five continents. MORE


Facts discussed on VFNRadio:
  • United States Population: 311,591,917
  • 5 Percent of the United States Population:  15, 579, 596
  • That equates to the population of 14 States!
  • They say it takes only 10% of a people group to cause the rest to turn.  It’s time for the church to stand. 



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