I am excited to announce that we are hours away from hitting the 1800 mark for respondents to the survey.

I am thrilled that so many people all over the world have responded to our "Coming Out as an Atheist" survey, but I am even more excited to begin sharing some of the data:

The respondents are young (ish) and males are over represented:

How old are you?

> 18 1.0% 17
18-25 32.1% 573
26-35 30.3% 540
36-45 19.5% 348
46-55 11.2% 200
56-65 4.6% 82
< 65 1.4% 25

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Which gender are you?

Female 32.7% 584
Male 66.8% 1193
Transgender0.5% 9

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More responses to come, but here's a question: are those who identify themselves as atheists (and, yes, the vast majority in the sample were OK with that label: 70% of respondents) by a two to one ratio mostly males? Are those data merely an artifact of the way the data was collected OR are males much more likely to be atheists? What do you think?

More later,


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Comment by o on November 14, 2008 at 2:24pm
It wouldn't surprise me if statistically more males identified as atheists. Didn't I just see some poll number somewhere that showed that women were more religious than men? In our society, at least, women are taught to be submissive and thought of as somewhat illogical so it would make sense that they end up being more religious. What I don't get is where all these atheist men are...I'm sure not meeting many. :)

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