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Atheism is in decline worldwide, with the number of atheists falling from 4.5% of the world’s population in 1970 to 2.0% in 2010 and projected to drop to 1.8% by 2020.[1]

During the peak of the New Atheism movement news outlets featured significantly more news stories about atheism (see: Atheism and the media).

Post 2010, due the decline of the New Atheism movement and various events/trends, there has been a drop in news stories about atheism and an increase in the percentage of negative news stories about atheism (see: Drop in news stories about atheism and Negative news stories about atheism).

Below is a list of atheism news articles and related articles.

Freedom From Atheism Foundation

The Freedom From Atheism Foundation has a Facebook page and they regularly update their Facebook page with various critical/negative news about atheism.[2]

See: Freedom from Atheism Facebook page

Global atheism news

See also: Global atheism and Desecularization

Atheism demographics news articles

See also: Atheist population and Atheism and women and Western atheism and race

United States atheism demographics news

United States atheism news

Due to Hispanic evangelicals, church attendance was up in New York City in 2013.[3]

With the continued rise in the number of Hispanic, evangelical Christians in North America and the rise of evangelicalism in Latin America and South America, secular leftism is not going to be dominant in America's future.[4]

See also: American atheism and Nones

Hispanics and the future of religion/irreligion in the United States

European atheism news

In 2014, the Pew Research Forum indicated that Europe will go from 11% of the world's population to 7% of the world's population by 2050.[5]

See also: Secular Europe

British atheism and religious news

See also: British atheism

German atheism news

French atheism news

Chinese atheism news

See also: Growth of Christianity in China and Militant atheism and Atheism and communism and State atheism

Yang Fenggang of Purdue University, in Indiana, says the Christian church in China has grown by an average of 10% a year since 1980. He reckons that on current trends there will be 250m Christians by around 2030, making China’s Christian population the largest in the world.[6]

Australian atheism news

North Korean atheism news

The Wall Street Journal reported: "A comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows ...that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians."[7]

Studies on atheism - news articles

See also: Atheism statistics

Creation vs. evolution news

Johns Hopkins University Press reported in 2014: "Over the past forty years, creationism has spread swiftly among European Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims, even as anti-creationists sought to smother its flames."[8]

Picture above was taken at Johns Hopkins University

See also: Creation vs. evolution news and Creationism and Global creationism

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists and agnostics (see also: Causes of evolutionary belief)[9] In 2007, "Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture...announced that over 700 scientists from around the world have now signed a statement expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution."[10]

Other creation vs. evolution news story sources

Below are some resources which offer creation vs. evolution news:

Leading creationist websites:

New Atheism news articles

See also: New Atheism

News articles on the New Atheist Richard Dawkins

See also: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins' comments on Down's syndrome babies

See also: Abortion and atheism

Elevatorgate news stories - Chronological order

See also: Elevatorgate news stories

Below is a list of news stories about the Elevatorgate scandal which involved Richard Dawkins and Rebecca Watson.

Rebecca Watson's article appearing in Slate

Subsequent articles mentioning Elevatorgate incident

PZ Myers: News articles

See also: PZ Myers

Editorial pieces on atheism in news outlets

See also

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