2. Atheists and agnostic role models are getting more vocal
Older Americans are holding fast to their beliefs, says Sahil Kapur at Talking Points Memo, with 80 percent to 90 percent saying that they never doubt God's existence. But younger Americans have been exposed to "a new movement of atheist or agnostic thinking during the last decade — spearheaded by high-profile authors like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris." This poll appears to confirm that these influential intellectuals are "steering younger people away from traditional beliefs long held by their parents." With greater acceptance, says Ronald A. Lindsay at The Huffington Post, young atheists are finding it safe to "come out."
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