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.Find your group
Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Philadelphia, PA—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that a Pennsylvania public transit agency could not unconstitutionally discriminate against atheists by banning their ads on buses.
Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to greatly expand the number of federal contractors who can claim religious exemptions, as well as the…
Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists announced it will oppose the nomination of Elizabeth Darling as Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…
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.