Atheists who believe that God exists

by [anonymous]1 min read2nd Dec 20127 comments


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The 2012 LessWrong Censur had a question about belief in God. It also had a question about how people self label their religious beliefs. Interestingly 6.69% of the nonspiratual atheists believe that it's more likely that a God exists than that no God exists. On the other side of the spectrum 17% of the committed theists believe that the chance that God exists is only 2%. Those 2% are the median for nonspirtual atheists who belief in God.

Not a single person who took the LessWrong census believes that the chance that God exists is less than 1%. Given that this community has quite a lot of contrians and quite a lot of skeptics I would have guessed that there are people who believe that the chance that a God exists is less.

The orginal question on the survey was:

The numbers make also a nice plot:

PGod for atheists and theists

There's also the question:

PReligion of atheists and theists

Given those results what do you think if someone tells you that they are atheist or a theist?