Atheism Mistrust

A study published in Nature surveyed more than 3,000 people in 13 countries. It had the following interesting findings…

People overall are roughly twice as likely to view extreme immorality as representative of atheists, relative to believers. Consistent with predictions, extreme intuitive moral distrust of atheists is both globally evident and variable in its magnitude across countries.
The association was somewhat stronger in more religious countries, but even in very secular countries in the study..people were more likely to associate serial killing with atheism..

The survey also asked participants to describe their religious beliefs, which allowed the research team to determine that even atheists connected immoral acts to atheism more often than to religious belief.

Analysis here:
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