It is important to offer a response to atheists and agnostics.  People can and do change their minds.  Mr. Emmett F. Fields was raised with a Christian faith, but due to what he interpreted as contradictions in the Bible, he abandoned his faith and became an atheist.  He now argues vigorously against God and especially against Christianity and the Bible.1  On the other hand, Mr. John Clayton was raised as an atheist.  As an adult, Mr. Clayton decided to disprove the Bible.  However, in his research to do so, he changed his mind and and became a believer in God and Christ.2  He now argues persuasively that God does exist, and has accumulated a tremendous number of evidences for his argument from design.3  Therefore, without credible evidence, one cannot make informed decisions.  Yet even with credible evidence, without an open mind, one cannot discern the truth.

Liberal Protestantism along with Darwin's Evolutionary Hypothesis has terribly damaged the Christian faith worldwide.  God and the Bible have been stripped of their historicity and authority, and the Bible has been made to appear as just a collection of myths that can only be believed by people of subnormal intelligence.  The consequences of this have been dramatic and disastrous:

Today, about 2.3% of the world's population describes itself as atheist, while a further 11.9% is described as nontheist.  Up to 65% of Japanese describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or non-believers; and up to 48% in Russia.  The percentage of such persons in European Union member states ranges between 6% (Italy) to 85% (Sweden).4

Although atheists and agnostics in America were not specified by the Wikipedia reference above, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted interviews of more than 35,000 people, and found that 16.1% were unaffiliated, with 1.6% of these atheists, 2.4% agnostics, and 12.1% "nothing in particular.."5  Although 4% were atheists or agnostics in the USA, it is certainly possible that others in this category of "unaffiliated" may have been reluctant to admit to these descriptions in the survey.  In addition, the sample size the Pew Forum used is quite small for a country the size of America, and may not represent regions or the entire 50 states adequately.  Therefore, the number of atheists and agnostics in the USA may be even higher that the Pew Forum indicates.