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.

American Atheists opposes South Dakota’s anti-transgender high school bill

American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in South Dakota, wrote in opposition to SB 49, a controversial bill that would intensify systemic discrimination against transgender students in South Dakota’s…

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Trump Administration Prioritizes Religious Dogma Over Child Well-being

Cranford, NJ—In response to a Trump administration decision allowing federal tax dollars to be used by a South Carolina adoption agency that discriminates against prospective parents on the basis of religion,…

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Atheists: VA Public Schools Must Warn about Female Genital Mutilation

Richmond, VA—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Virginia, wrote to provide testimony in support of SB 1159, a bill which requires public secondary schools to include…

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Tell Lawmakers to Protect Religious Freedom

Every January 16th, Americans of all faiths and no faiths celebrate Religious Freedom Day. Unfortunately, Christian supremacists are trying to subvert the meaning of religious freedom, claiming that it only…

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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.