Posted by ESPN.com on Monday, September 18, 2018 07:19:09A lot of us have been atheists for a while now, and many of us are going through this transition ourselves.
But why do we become atheists?
The good news is, we’re not alone.
A new poll conducted by Pew Research Center found that the majority of Americans believe that atheists are a “tiny minority.”
A plurality, however, believe that there is no “religious majority.”
According to the poll, atheists are more likely to identify as Christian (41%), Muslim (39%), Jewish (34%) and Protestant (31%) than other religious groups.
The poll also found that atheists comprise just 5 percent of Americans age 18 to 29.
Atheists are more religiously observant than their peers and are less likely to attend services at religious services than other non-religious Americans.
The survey also found atheists are about four times more likely than other Americans to believe in a personal god.
This is an increase from the 9 percent who said they believed in a god in 2016.
And it’s the largest gap in the data on belief in a religious god among any other age group, according to the Pew survey.
The number of people who are atheists is growing, and Pew says that atheists may be getting more and more religious over time.
In 2020, atheists made up 15 percent of the American population.
By 2024, the number was 25 percent.
The Pew poll found that people who believe in God have a significantly lower chance of becoming religious, which is a significant difference compared to other groups, including mainline Protestants and Catholics.
The Pew poll also showed that atheists tend to be younger, less educated and less affluent than other groups.
A number of factors could be at play that make it harder for atheists to find their way into the church.
According to the survey, religious observance and belief in personal gods is the most important factor in why people become atheists.
It is also the one that is most likely to be impacted by cultural factors, including gender, race, religion and geography.
The numbers are growing, but more work is needed, according Topp, who has been working with the Pew project for years.
He is hopeful that more research will be done to understand the reasons behind these demographic shifts.
“I’m hopeful that we can find some of the answers, because there’s still a lot of work to do in terms of understanding how to build bridges,” Topp said.
“There’s still so much we don’t know about how to bridge this divide.”