That’s the percentage of Americans, according to the Huffington Post today, who are religious NON-BELIEVERS.
Those who fall under the designation “non-believer” represent a larger slice of the American population than those who call themselves “African American” or “Hispanic.”
A new comprehensive study by The Program on Public Values at Trinity College shows that this group is now a whopping 15% of the country. Mormons by comparison are a puny 1.4% of the population, and people can’t shut up about the Mormons. The Senate Majority Leader is a Mormon, one of the top Republican presidential candidates was Mormon and even HBO has a whole show devoted to them.
Even though the non-religious are more than ten times larger, other than Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), not one member of Congress would even admit to being in the dreaded minority of non-believers.
Time to leave the closet.