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Atheists About As Trustworthy As Rapists To The Faithful | Care2 Causes

Atheists About As Trustworthy As Rapists To The Faithful | Care2 Causes

There are seven billion people in the world. Two billion of them are Christians. Another 1.5 billion follow Islam. Hundreds of millions follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and a number of other organized religions. In America alone, 75% of the population identifies as Christian, while only 4% of people identify as Atheists – or having no belief in deities . And those 4% are apparently about as trustworthy as rapists to the 75% – at least, that’s what a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says (Link to a PDF of the full study here ). The research was aimed to determine how society at large feels toward atheists; whether society trusts atheists; and how much. The results were surprising: Among societies with a religious majority, atheists are among the least trusted people, on an equivalent with rapists. Yes, rapists. One part of the study described ...

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