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Old 04-05-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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I heard USA is more like 20% atheist now and the UK in a recent survey only 25% of young people said they believe in god.
I think if we look at the recent Pew it's more like 2% specifically 'atheist'. If 20% then it would be because other non-theistic beliefs would be added in. For sure, religion isn't socially organized as it once was here or around the world.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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One new data point: a website for comic book fans has a poll up about "belief in a god or higher power". The majority of the site's users are in the US, with ages ranging from 14 to over 70. So far, 83 users have answered, with 51between saying that no god/higher power exists, and 32 saying that a god or higher power exists. That's over 60% voting for atheism.

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Yeah. I don't find all that shocking that comic fans would lean agnostic/atheist. I mean from my pov (and most likely the folks on the poll) for the most part when you read a comic series you're reading a type of mythology. I don't think it's hard to make/see the obvious connections/similarities between comics storylines (myths) and accepted "true" religions and their storylines (myths).
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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and 32 saying that a god or higher power exists. That's over 60% voting for atheism.
How many among those 32 who said a higher power exists, were talking about "The Force?"
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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How many among those 32 who said a higher power exists, were talking about "The Force?"

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Albany, GA
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I'm an active member on SkyscraperCity, and a recent poll there with several hundred voters had 83% of users not believing in a god.
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