Our take: The number of Americans who say they are atheists has risen since 2005, according to a recent study conducted by Gallup International. This article from the Washington Post looks at potential reasons for this reported increase and also raises a red flag about the accuracy of the data.
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 that the number of Americans who say they are religious dropped from 73 percent in 2005 (the last time the poll was conducted) to 60 percent.
At the same time, the number of Americans who say they are atheists rose, from 1 percent to 5 percent.
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