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Readers Respond: Are Atheists Really Less Fat than Christians? If so, Why?

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The data we have is limited, but what we do have indicates that atheists and agnostics in America suffer from obesity a lower rates than do Christians. In fact, the difference between atheists and Christianity might be quite significant. Is this something you've noticed in your own experiences and life?

If so, why do you think this difference would exist? Are there good reasons to think atheists and agnostics are less overweight than Christians (on average)? Or is it just too implausible to take very seriously?

Fat and skinny atheists

I look at Teller. But then I look at Penn. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 well-known overweight atheists. Three of them live or lived in Texas. If what my brain just served up is a reflection of reality, that suggests a geographical correlation.
—Cousin_Ricky

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