We’re fighting to protect
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.

Illinois: Stand Up Against State-Funded Religious Schools

Springfield, IL—Last September, Illinois lawmakers passed a voucher-like tax credit system, which provides a handout to private schools, but only if they meet state educational standards. Now, the Illinois House…

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Update Regarding David Silverman

Cranford, NJ—The chair of the American Atheists Board of Directors, Neal Cary, has released the following statement:

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Ohio Lawmakers to Limit Religious Exemptions from Vaccinations

Columbus, OH—American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, has submitted testimony urging Ohio lawmakers to amend HB 559, a bill related to vaccination requirements for…

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Bill Protecting Californians from Misleading Conversion Therapy

Sacramento, CA—On behalf of its constituents in California, American Atheists has submitted testimony in support of AB 2943, a bill that would protect Californians from unfair business practices related to…

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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.

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