July 31, 2013
About half of Americans see the growing number of people who don’t claim a religion as a “bad thing,” according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
But Roy Speckhardt, who heads the American Humanist Association, which is made up of both atheists and agnostics, says he sees the poll’s findings as good news.
“If you asked a group of Republicans what they thought about the country becoming more Democrat, you’d expect them all to think that was bad,” he says. “But you’ve got 52 percent who say this is a good thing or it doesn’t matter. That means more and more people are thinking that not believing in God is an acceptable way to live life, even if it’s not how they choose to live their lives.”
To read the entire U.S.News & World Report story, click here.