Coming Out Atheist, pg 245

“Another piece of good news: You are part of the most secular generation in history. There are almost certainly lots of other atheist students at your school, even if you don’t know it yet. You know how I keep telling people throughout this book that if they come out as atheists, there’s a good chance that other atheists will start coming out of the woodwork? If you’re a student, multiply that chance by at least two or three. (About 5-15% of Americans don’t believe in God, depending on which poll you look at. For Americans under 35, that number jumps to 36%.) And even your fellow students who aren’t atheists are more likely to be familiar and comfortable with atheism than older folks. If for no other reason, they’re more likely to live large parts of their lives on the Internet – and atheism is all over the Internet. “

—Greta Christina, Comig Out Atheist, pg 245

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  1. @OP – (About 5-15% of Americans don’t believe in God, depending on which poll you look at. For Americans under 35, that number jumps to 36%.)

    .. . . . and in other parts of the developed world, such as parts of Europe, the percentages are even higher – especially among the scientifically educated!

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