Corpus ID: 16480812

Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns

  title={Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns},
  author={P. Zuckerman and M. Martin and S. Bruce and R. Dalton and P. Froese and R. Inglehart and Charles E. Lachman and P. Nardi},
  • P. Zuckerman, M. Martin, +5 authors P. Nardi
  • Published 2008
  • Determining what percentage of a given society believes in God – or doesn’t -is fraught with methodological hurdles. First: low response rates; most people do not respond to surveys, and response rates of lower than 50% cannot be generalized to the wider society. Secondly: non-random samples. If the sample is not randomly selected – i.e., every member of the given population has an equal chance of being chosen -it is non-generalizable. Third: adverse political/cultural climates. In totalitarian… CONTINUE READING