Questionable Motives

January 8, 2010

What percentage of philosophers are theists?

Filed under: Philosophy,Statistics,theism — tildeb @ 10:31 pm

David Bourget and David Chalmers have released the results of the largest survey of professional philosophers ever conducted. Some interesting results:

72.8% atheism
14.6% theism
12.5% other

49.8% naturalism
25.8% non-naturalism (but not necessarily supernaturalism)
24.2% other

Of course, quite what any of this shows re the truth of any of these beliefs, if anything, can be debated….


  1. Fascinating indeed.

    Fascinating blog on a whole. Both the information you provide and the comments. Yours is the first one since having signed up a few weeks ago that I check out on a regular basis. I’m learning a lot from it.

    Comment by thebooreport — January 9, 2010 @ 7:05 am | Reply

    • That’s either a compliment for Questionable Motives or a self-criticism of your current level of information! I’ll go with the compliment and look forward to your comments.

      Comment by tildeb — January 9, 2010 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  2. And either you’re being modest about your blog, or that’s a subtle insult of my level of knowledge :p. I take it you’re just being modest 😀

    Comment by thebooreport — January 9, 2010 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  3. Woops… If you could edit out that second “insult” in my above comment that’d be great 🙂

    Comment by thebooreport — January 9, 2010 @ 10:32 pm | Reply

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