That's just the general scientific population. If you narrow that community down to just members of the National Academy of Sciences, that number jumps to about 85%. And then there is a breakdown between scientific disciplines. I believe biologists have the highest rate of atheism.Not sure if this showed up the first time (Post #67565), 3 hours ago.
It seemed invisible off and on. Maybe just not as interesting as I thought it was:
It's interesting. I think CoR posted this information:
What percentage of philosophers believe in God?
God: atheism 72.8%; theism 14.6%; other 12.6%.
Scientists and Belief
Indeed, the survey shows that scientists are roughly half as likely as the general public to believe in God or a higher power. According to the poll, just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power; specifically, 33% of scientists say they believe in God, while 18% believe in a universal spirit or higher power. By contrast, 95% of Americans believe in some form of deity or higher power, according to a survey of the general public conducted by the Pew Research Center in July 2006. Specifically, more than eight-in-ten Americans (83%) say they believe in God and 12% believe in a universal spirit or higher power. Finally, the poll of scientists finds that four-in-ten scientists (41%) say they do not believe in God or a higher power, while the poll of the public finds that only 4% of Americans share this view.
[Tried deleting the links as it didn't show up 2nd time either, post #...77]
Of course, there are various explanations of why this is...