Dawkins and the recent PEW survey

According to the PEW religious landscape study released in May, 22.8% of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. 7.1% of the religious “nones” identify as atheist or agnostic. Some atheists are encouraged by the growth of the unaffiliated, but Richard Dawkins is less positive. At the Skeptics Society Conference in Pasadena, CA., Dawkins said, “One of the problems is that the so-called ‘nones’ often give up religion for something even worse.” The something worse in Dawkins’ mind is the spirituality of a figure like Deepak Chopra. You can watch Dawkins’s exchange with Michael Shermer below: