A Decade After Atheists Were Found to be the Most Disliked Group in the Country, Little Has Changed
The changing demographics haven’t helped our image.
10 years ago a study that showed the nation’s distrust of atheists: Nearly 50% of people disapproved of their child marrying an atheist, while 40% of Americans felt atheists didn’t share their vision for society. Both numbers were literally the worst among the various racial and religious groups studied.
They've just updated it… 41.9% of people in the US said that it's because atheists don't share their vision for society (Muslims fared even worse at 45.5%).
I'm kinda floored given the number of nones has only increased (and will continue to do so). On further reflection… why should we expect people who believe in imaginary beings to be rational?
Jess Nut says
Yes, it means that religious people are more discriminatory. They can't even agree among their our groups, and would rather spin off a new sect than compromise with someone who doesn't absolutely agree with them.
And the best part is that all of this has been disproven time and again by various studies, but they still believe it because their opinion (faith) is more right than facts.
Paul Spoerry says
Facts are contradictory to "faith"… so that's no surprise.