A recent study by Pew Research concluded that 21% of self-defined atheists in America believe in a god (6% in a personal god). That does not include agnostics (55%, 14% personal).
The study also found that atheist account for 1.6% of the population (less than Jewish and Mormon believers – both at 1.7%). Agnostics made up 2.4%. The total for those who self identify as at least skeptical of believe in God is 4% of the American population.
When almost half of those individuals still believe in a god, isn’t it safe to say that news of God’s demise was (and is) greatly exaggerated?