Study: Atheists Are More Active on Twitter than Religious Users

A new analysis of more than 96 million Tweets found that self-identified atheist Tweet more—and have more followers—than users who identify as Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist living in the United States. And though the research team found that members of each group were most likely to Tweet to people who believe like themselves, users across all of the belief systems regularly discussed similar life topics like “work,” “love” and being “happy.” One of the report’s authors told Religion News Service that the findings showed that, “Human beings are not that different no matter who you believe in. People still care a lot about our daily lives; that is quite similar. Love, good life, we care about the world, we care about other people” …

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