Select press and media coverage of Understanding Unbelief and affiliated work can be found below. For press enquiries, please email info@understanding-unbelief.net

May- June 2019

Press related to the Cultures of Unbelief conference, the Capstone Conference of the Understanding Unbelief programme and the 2019 NSRN conference in Rome and the release of first Understanding Unbelief report: Atheists and agnostics around the world: Interim findings from 2019 research in Brazil, China, Denmark, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States


April 2019

Understanding Unbelief’s participation in the second The Religion in the Media Festival, London 30 April 2019


February 2019

Announcement of Understanding Unbelief’s capstone conference in Rome May 2019

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September 2018

Why atheists are not as rational as some like to think

Dr Lois Lee for the Conversation discusses the science of atheism:

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March 2018

Europe’s Young Adults and Region

This report from Understanding Unbelief programme co-lead Dr Stephen Bullivant for the Benedict XVI Centre and the Institut Catholique de Paris explores religious affiliation and practice among young adults in Europe using data from the European Social Survey.

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January 2018

The conundrum of how to prove you hold a nonreligious worldview

Understanding Unbelief programme lead Dr Lois Lee discusses the need for better understanding and representation of non-religious worldview in public institutions in the UK following denial of asylum to Pakistani humanist Hamza bin Walayat who failed to identify Plato and Aristotle as humanist philosophers.

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 December 2017

Religion may alter your psychology even if you’re a non-believer

Understanding Unbelief Researcher Professor Jamin Halberstadt and Brittany Cardwell explore the ways in which religion may affect the unconscious beliefs of unbelievers.

Learn more about Jamin Halberstadt’s Understanding Unbelief research project here…

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November 2017

British Nonreligion

Dr Lois Lee explores the limitations of current survey methodologies in measuring the nonreligious population in Britain.

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September 2017

British Nonreligion

Select press coverage of the finding of the 2016 British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey that unbelievers’ now comprise 53% of the UK population.

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July 2017

Spiritual But Not Religious

Dr Miguel Farias considers unbeliever’s interest in spiritual practices like meditation.

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May 2017

British Nonreligion

Select press coverage for Stephen Bullivant’s report, ‘The “No Religion Population of Britain”. Research funded by the Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Published by the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society.

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April 2017

Is atheism a religion?

New Scientist writer Graham Lawton talks to Understanding Unbelief’s Dr Lois Lee; Dr Jonathan Lanman; and Dr Miguel Farias, and other leading scholars, about the study of atheism.

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March 2017

Atheism and death anxiety

Select coverage of new research led by Dr Jonathan Jong ‘The religious correlates of death anxiety: Systematic review and meta-analysis’.

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