A couple interesting stats:
- 52% of scientists surveyed said they had no religious affiliation, compared with only 14 percent of the general population.
- 14% of the general population described themselves as "evangelical" or "fundamentalist.” Less than 2% of scientists, however, identified themselves as either of these.
Curiously, younger scientists were more likely to believe in God and attend religious services than older scientists.
If these young and religious scientists continue to stay religious, Ecklund said, "it could indicate an overall shift in attitudes toward religion among those in the academy."
So, in light of this, I have posted a new poll on the right side. Please cast your vote!