Views on atheists
Concerning various views on atheists, research in the American Sociological Review finds that among several groups listed, atheists are the group that Americans relate least to in terms of their vision of American society and are the group most likely to be mentioned as one that Americans would not want to have marry into their family.  Dr. Sam Harris is one of the founders of the New Atheism movement. Sam Harris is quite aware of the stigma surrounding atheism and has even advocated that atheists no longer call themselves atheists. In fact, Dr. Harris has said concerning the label of atheist, "It's right next to child molester as a designation." See also: Atheism and social outcasts
Americans and Canadians distrust atheists as much as rapists
On December 10, 2011, USA Today reported in a story entitled Study: Atheists distrusted as much as rapists:
|“|| The study, conducted among 350 Americans adults and 420 Canadian college students, asked participants to decide if a fictional driver damaged a parked car and left the scene, then found a wallet and took the money, was the driver more likely to be a teacher, an atheist teacher, or a rapist teacher?
The participants, who were from religious and nonreligious backgrounds, most often chose the atheist teacher.
The study is part of an attempt to understand what needs religion fulfills in people. Among the conclusions is a sense of trust in others.
"People find atheists very suspect," Shariff said. "They don't fear God so we should distrust them; they do not have the same moral obligations of others. This is a common refrain against atheists. People fear them as a group."
Results of an American study
|Position:|| This group does not at all agree with|
my vision of American society:
| I would disapprove if my child wanted|
to marry a member of this group:
|Recent Immigrant||12.5%||Not Asked|
Atheism appears to be significantly less appealing to women
Survey data and website tracking data of prominent atheists' websites indicate that in the Western World, atheism appears to be significantly less appealing to women. Studies also indicate that atheists are a minority in the population.
- Atheist Population
- Atheism and mass murder
- Atheism and uncharitableness
- Atheism and morality
- Atheism, pederasty and NAMBLA
- Atheism and deception
- Atheism and marriageability
- Atheist whining
- We are Atheism
- ↑ Edgell, Gerteis & Hartmann 2006
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Roberts, Jessica, et al. (June 19, 2007). "Interview with an atheist". News21. Retrieved on July 30, 2014.
- ↑ Study: Atheists distrusted as much as rapists
- ↑ http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/reports/NONES_08.pdf
- ↑ http://www.livescience.com/culture/090227-religion-men-women.html
- ↑ http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_appears_to_be_significantly_less_appealing_to_women