So the Pew Research Center has released their Religious Beliefs & Practices / Social & Political Views: Report 2, titled
Religion in America: Non-Dogmatic, Diverse and Politically Relevant
The thing that's getting headlines is that 57% of Evangelical Christians say that their denomination isn't the One True Path To Heaven.
But the real head-scratching "Hunh?" moment is in the third table, where it lists who believes in a Personal God, an Impersonal Force, and "Other/Don't Know", for a bunch of different groups. These three sets of believers are combined into the "NET Believe in God" column.
The "Atheist" row has 21% "NET Believe in God": 6% believe in a Personal God, 12% in "Impersonal Force", and 3% "Other/Don't Know".
Um. Uh.... People? Just what do you think "atheist" means, anyway? Maybe they thought it meant "eighth-iest"?
Credit goes to my boss for pointing me at this.