A new study addresses whether religiousity is associated with lower intelligence. Researchers report religious people appear to be predisposed to rely more heavily on intuition when it comes to decision making, over reasoning. They conclude cognitive training could allow religious minded people to maintain their believes without over relying on intuition when making decisions.
Higher levels of critical thinking is associated with lower levels of dogmatism in both the religious and non-religious. Those who are most dogmatic are less likely to be able to look at issues from the perspective of others, a new study reports.
New research suggests atheists may represent between 20-35 percent of the US population. Findings challenge prevailing theories that atheism is rare in the population.
Atheists are more likely to believe the morality of an action is based on its consequences, while theists are more inclined to endorse moral values that promote group cohesion. Both believers and non-believers share moral values related to protecting vulnerable individuals and liberty versus oppression, a new study concludes.
Study suggests those who feel in awe of scientific discoveries are more likely to believe in a god, while those who are more inclined to logical thinking were less likely to believe in a deity.
Study reviews differences in cognitive processes between atheists and those who believe in a deity.
Atheists and agnostics are less likely to experience sleep problems than those who have religious faith. 73% of atheists and agnostics report getting more than seven hours of nightly sleep, compared to 63% of Catholics and 55% of baptists. Atheists also report experiencing fewer difficulties in falling asleep.
A new study reveals an association with the growing number of people who claim no religion and the rise of conservative Christian politics in the USA. Fueling the decline in religious affiliation is opposition by the Christian right to LGBT issues.