Google trends - Atheism and agnosticism terms

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Google Trends shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume. It provides Google search volume data across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

Below are resources related to Google trends data of popular atheism/agnosticism/evolution terms.

Google trends - Atheism/agnosticism/evolutionary terms

Google trends measures the interest in various words/phrases as far as Google searches over time.

Below is Google trends data for various terms relating to atheism/agnosticism for various countries and the the world as a whole:


Term atheist:


Term atheism:


Agnostic Google trends:


Agnosticism Google trends:


Term atheist, last 12 months:


Term atheism, last 12 months

Term humanist (often refers to secular humanism):

Term humanism (often refers to secular humanism):


Other specific atheism terms:


Worldwide interest in evolutionary ideas:

Online interest in Jesus is growing while internet atheism/agnosticism/evolutionism is in a slump

According to Google trends data, online interest in Jesus Christ is growing, while online interest in atheism, agnosticism and evolutionism topical areas is declining or is stagnating.[1] See also: Internet atheism

Google trends: Richard Dawkins searches have seen a marked decline

See also: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence

Elevatorgate

See also: Atheism and women and Atheist movement and Elevatorgate

Richard Dawkins is still widely criticized for causing embarrassment to his fellow atheists via his Elevatorgate scandal and for igniting deep fractures in the atheist movement.[2] For example, on November 26, 2013, the atheist activist and blogger Jen McCreight posted at Twitter the message: "Did anyone on Dawkins AMA ask how he feels about singlehandedly destroying the atheist movement with the Dear Muslima yet?"[3] In December of 2013, atheist Jack Vance at Atheist Revolution called July 2, 2011, which is the day that Elevatorgate occurred, "The day the atheist movement died."[4]

Graph showing Richard Dawkins' loss of influence post Elevatatorgate

As can be seen by the graph below, by means of embedded code on his website from Quantcast, Quantcast directly measures the web traffic of Richard Dawkins' website. Traffic to Dawkins website is significantly down post-Elevatorgate scandal. See also: Internet atheism

Although his following of Dawkian atheist has significantly waned post-Elevatorgate and due to his generally abrasive manner, he does retain a small cult following (See: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence and Richard Dawkins' cult of personality and Atheist cults).


According to the web traffic tracking company Quantcast, the web traffic of Richard Dawkins' website fell in 2012.[5] By October 2014, the web traffic for his website fell to a lower level according to Quantcast.[6]

In October of 2012, Rebecca Watson published a story about Elevatorgate and its aftermath in Slate entitled, It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too: I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats.[7]

The web traffic was measured via Quantcast which directly measured Dawkins' website traffic via embedded code on his website.[8]

Web traffic of Richard Dawkins' website has seen a dramatic drop

The above graph shows the monthly website traffic to Richard Dawkins' website as of June 22, 2015 in terms of unique monthly web visitors.[9] As you can see above, in 2012, Richard Dawkins saw a very large decrease in web traffic.

The website traffic is measured via Quantcast which directly measures Dawkins' website traffic via embedded code on his website.[8]

Alexa ranking of Richard Dawkins' website

According to Alexa, Richard Dawkins website lost a large amount of its global market share during to period between 2010 and the beginning portion of 2012.
In 2015, Richard Dawkins' website fell in terms of its Alexa ranking.
In 2016, Richard Dawkins' website lost a considerable amount of global market share according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa.
In 2016 and the in the beginning portion of 2017, the global internet market share of of Richard Dawkins' website has been falling according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa.

June of 2018: Atheism and agnosticism related searches in the United States - Google trends

See also: Post sexual harassment allegations against Lawrence Krauss and David Silverman, searches for atheism related topics have dropped markedly

New Atheism is a form of militant atheism.

Lawrence Krauss is a new atheist.

On March 7, 2018, The Australian reported that Lawrence Krauss was sent on paid leave by Arizona University in wake of harassment allegations against him and that he is no longer allowed on campus.[10]

In April of 2018, David Silverman, ex-president of the American Atheists organization, was fired due to allegations of financial conflicts and sexual assault.[11]

As can be seen on the rightward side of the Google trends graph, post sexual harassment allegations against Lawrence Krauss and David Silverman, searches for atheism related topics have markedly in the United States.

For more information, please read the article A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices

June of 2018: Atheism and agnosticism related searches in the world - Google trend data

As can be seen on the rightward side of the Google trends graph, post sexual harassment allegations against Lawrence Krauss and David Silverman, searches for atheism related topics have dropped markedly around in the world.

For more information, please read the article A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices

See also

External links

Notes

  1. Jennifer McCreight on the Twitter about the Elevatorgate scandal
  2. The Day the Atheist Movement Died by Jack Vance at Atheist Revolution
  3. 2012 has been a very BAD year for Richard Dawkins's website according to Quantcast
  4. Richard Dawkins' loss of influence
  5. It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too: I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats by Rebecca Watson, Slate, October 2012
  6. 8.0 8.1 Quantcast - Quantcast Measure
  7. Web traffic of Richard Dawkins' main website
  8. Lawrence Krauss sent on paid leave by Arizona University in wake of harassment allegations, The Australian, 2018
  9. This Firebrand Atheist Was Just Fired After Allegations Of Financial Conflicts And Sexual Assault