A recent study by PEW found that only 20% of those asked said they derived purpose through religion, spirituality or faith. That’s a fantastic statistic.
Many people call atheism (and humanism) a religion. I think because many believe that having a religion is like having a favourite sport. Sure many, many people have a favourite sport, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t live a life with exercise that doesn’t involve sport. And if you insist on it, you get rather ridiculous conclusions like “Running on a treadmill” is a sport. When you remove religion from your life, often what you replace it with doesn’t have any of the qualities of religion. And that’s a great thing.