Poll shows atheism on the rise in the U.S.

(RNS) Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll. The poll, called "The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism," found the number of Americans who say they are religious dropped from 73 percent in 2005 to 60 percent. By Kimberly Winston.

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What "Dummies" need to know about atheism

(RNS) Dale McGowan, executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, was just enlisted to write "Atheism for Dummies," the first book about atheists in the "Dummies" series. McGowan explains what people need to know about atheism, and what they have in common with religious believers. By Kimberly Winston.

Jews Rule, Unaffiliateds Drool

That is, according to the Pew's new toting up of the religious identities of members of the next Congress, Jews are the most overrepresented, with 8.4 percent of the representatives ...