Special thanks to Aaron Kinney of Kill the Afterlife for alerting me to this soon-to-be-released study that finds that atheists are the least trusted group among Americans.
In part, it concludes . . .
Atheists are America’s least trusted group, according to a national survey conducted by University sociology researchers.Perhaps, one of our Christian comment-ers, who love to claim that they are discriminated against in this country, can provide me with some examples of acts committed by atheists in this country that have earned us this reputation. I'm not interested in theories, just some historical atheist actions that demonstrate that we are not to be trusted in this country.
Based on a telephone survey of more than 2,000 households and in-depth interviews with more than 140 people, researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, homosexuals and other groups as “sharing their vision of American society.” Americans are also least willing to let their children marry atheists.
From the way many Christians in this country talk, you would expect that they would be at the bottom of this list or that most Americans wouldn't want their children to marry them more than any other group. It certainly is interesting.