Polling and Survey Data

Read the latest reports from research and polling institutions on secular life & related issues.

Values of Atheists are the Most Disparaged

Over half of Evangelicals believe that atheists have inferior values. Around 3 in 10 Mainliners, Black Protestants, and Catholics say that atheists hold inferior values. Note that for all groups, except Americans with “other” or “no” religion, the values of atheists are the most disparaged.

Read the entire report from Baylor.

White Christians are no longer a Majority in US

Only 43% of Americans identify as white and Christian, and only 30% as white and Protestant. In 1976, roughly eight in ten (81%) Americans identified as white and identified with a Christian denomination, and a majority (55%) were white Protestants.

Read the entire report from PRRI.

Americans Warming to Atheists

Americans' cool feelings toward atheists are growing warmer, especially for those under 50 years of age.

Read the entire report from Pew.

Religious Composition of the 115th Congress

Despite their declining numbers among all Americans, 91% of the members of the 115th Congress are Christian.

Read the entire report from Pew.

The End of White Christian America

American is no longer a majority white Christian nation; however, they were still the majority of voters who turned out in the 2016 election.

Read more about this book at PRRI.

Why America's "Nones" Left Religion Behind

The vast majority of "Nones" -- 78% -- were raised in a particular religion and decided to leave it as an adult.

Read the entire report from Pew.

CFE Infographic: Political Climate for Secular Candidates in the US

Download & print the Center for Freethought Equality's infographic on the political climate for secular candidates.

View the CFE infographic.

Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project: Growth of the Nonreligious

About half of Americans say the growing number of “people who are not religious” is bad for American society. But a similar share say either that this trend is good or that it does not make much difference, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Read the entire report from Pew.

Gallup: Atheists, Muslims See Most Bias as Presidential Candidates

While more than nine in 10 Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who is black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish, significantly smaller percentages would vote for one who is an atheist (54%) or Muslim (58%).

Read the entire report from Gallup.

Brookings Institution & The Public Religion Research Institute: What Americans Want from Immigration Reform

More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that the immigration system should deal with immigrants who are currently living in the U.S. illegally by allowing them a way to become citizens, provided they meet certain requirements.

Read the entire report from Brookings & PRRI.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: Statistics on Religion in America Report

An extensive new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details statistics on religion in America and explores the shifts taking place in the U.S. religious landscape.

Read the entire report from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

American Religious Identification Surveys

ARIS's first report of 2013 shows that young adult Americans have been identified as the population most responsible for recent changes in the nation’s religious identification and patterns of religiosity.

Read this and other reports from The American Religious Identification Surveys.