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Study finds atheists with families are open to church

From the January 16, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Study: Some atheists with children attend religious services” Courtesy CNN. December 7, 2011.


Nearly one in five atheist scientists with children involve their families with religious institutions, even if they personally do not agree with the institution’s teachings, a recent study says. The study, conducted by Rice University and the University at Buffalo, found that these scientists affiliate with churches for both social and personal reasons.