15%

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.”

Money quote:

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.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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