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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.

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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 Demands CT Town Stop Religious Favoritism in Holiday Displays

BETHEL, CT—Today, the American Atheists Legal Center (AALC) sent a letter to the Town of Bethel, Connecticut, asking the Board of Selectmen to rescind a recent decision permitting a nativity…

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American Atheists Statement on Acting Attorney General’s Views on Religious Tests for Judges

CRANFORD, NJ—During a panel discussion between Iowa candidates for Senate in 2014, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker explained his preference for federal judges that have a “biblical view of justice”…

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Atheists Warn Indiana School About Staff Leading Prayer Event

ELKHART, IN—Today, in a letter addressed to Elkhart Community Schools and the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, American Atheists demanded that the agencies take action to ensure staff compliance with the…

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American Atheists Statement on Firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Cranford, NJ—In response to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Jeff Sessions was a scourge on our…

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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.