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What's The Difference Between Agnosticism & Atheism?

It turns out there are a lot of names for people who don't believe in God. Find out more here.

The United States is becoming less religious. Though still a predominantly theist country, the portion of the population that identify as not religiously affiliated has risen to 23%, and of these, about a third do not believe in God. This has generated much conversation about what it means to be atheist or agnostic.

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Read more about agnosticism and atheism:

Pew Research Center: U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

Slate: An Agnostic Manifesto