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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’ Statement on Inhumane Conditions at Migrant Detention Camps

In response to the squalid, dangerous conditions at border detention centers, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:

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American Atheists Supports Letting D.C. Minors get Vaccinated without Consent of Religious Parents

⁠Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy Alison Gill submitted testimony supporting B23-171. This DC bill would give minors the choice to be vaccinated without parental consent.

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American Atheists Stands up for the Do No Harm Act

⁠Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony supporting the Do No Harm Act. This bill would limit the negative impact of religious exemptions in federal law in areas such as civil…

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American Atheists Calls Supreme Court’s Bladensburg Cross Decision “A Blow Against Constitutional History and Religious Equality”

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists rebuked the Supreme Court for its 7-2 decision upholding a 40-foot-tall Latin cross on public land in Bladensburg, Maryland.

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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.