Is if possible for atheists to believe in the afterlife or a soul?

I was looking at a statistic that said 53% of Swedish people believe in a spirit or life force, but only 23% believed in god (and only 23% believed in neither.) A lot of atheist site this country as an example of why atheism is good (Sweden being very prosperous and having good education systems). But I was... show more I was looking at a statistic that said 53% of Swedish people believe in a spirit or life force, but only 23% believed in god (and only 23% believed in neither.) A lot of atheist site this country as an example of why atheism is good (Sweden being very prosperous and having good education systems). But I was wondering, CAN atheists believe in a soul and/or afterlife and still be considered atheist?

Just curious, thanks for answering :)
Update: Would you count that 53% as atheist?
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