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real religious freedom.

Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

American Atheists has more than 170 local affiliates nationwide.

Millions of people who no longer believe stay in their churches because of the community and support the churches provide. Our local affiliates stand ready to help and are vibrant communities full of people just like you who have left behind religion.

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Latest news from American Atheists

Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.

American Atheists Opposes HUD’s Plan to Rollback Housing Protections for Nonreligious Americans

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would rollback housing civil rights protections for atheists, religious…

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Atheists: Religion Is No Excuse to Deny Access to Healthcare

In response to a federal court ruling on Tuesday that allows discrimination in the name of religion, American Atheists’ President Nick Fish released the following statement: According to Judge Reed…

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American Atheists Launches Largest Survey on Non-Religious Americans and their Struggles

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists launched the U.S. Secular Survey in cooperation with numerous other national and local secular organizations, including Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center for Inquiry, Foundation…

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Atheists Blast A.G. Barr’s Fact-Free Attack on Secularism

Cranford, NJ—Following comments by Attorney General William P. Barr to Notre Dame law students that “the growing ascendancy of secularism” is to blame for violence, depression and mental illness, the…

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More people are leaving religion

Almost 40% of Americans under 30 are now non-religious. Our community is the fastest growing religious demographic in all 50 states.

  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-64
  • 65+

Thanks in part to the work of American Atheists, the number of atheists in the United States continues to grow and attitudes toward atheists are shifting. However, misconceptions about atheists still exist and members of our community still face discrimination at home, work, and school. Help us continue to elevate atheists and educate the public about atheism by making a tax-deductible gift today.