Godless statistics Is atheism in decline or on the rise? Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson image: iStock The figures are ambiguous. Globally, more people may claim to be atheists today than ever before, but proportionately they are fewer because more religious societies are growing more quickly. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.