Atheism and serial killers
In 2017, the news website Axios reported:
|“|| A new study published in Nature Human Behaviour found that people around the world are predisposed to believe that atheists are more likely to be serial killers than religious believers — a bias even held by atheists themselves.
By the numbers: The study included 3,256 participants across 13 diverse countries that included highly secular nations like Finland and the Netherlands as well as highly religious ones like the United Arab Emirates and India.
The test: Participants answered a survey question regarding the religious beliefs of a hypothetical sociopathic serial killer, and 60% tagged the killer as not believing in any gods, compared to 30 percent who branded him a religious believer.
List of atheist shooters and serial killers
Atheism and psychopathy
- Irreligion, psychopathy, crime, violence and antisocial behavior
- Atheism and mental illness
- Atheism and mass murder
- Atheism and morality
- Atheism and rape
- Atheism and sadism
- Atheistic communism and torture
- Atheism and alcoholism
- Atheism and suicide
- Atheism and cannibalism
- Atheism and health
- Atheism and depression
- Irreligious prison population
- Religion and crime reduction