Study says religious people distrust atheists as much as rapists

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A new study by the University of B.C. says religious people distrust atheists more than they do persons from other religious groups, gays and feminists. The study found that the only group religious people distrust as much as atheists are rapists. The research involved six studies conducted with 350 American adults and nearly 420 university students in Canada. The study posed a number of hypothetical questions and scenarios to participants. In one of the studies, participants presented with description of an untrustworthy person found it to be more representative of an atheist than Muslims, Jews, gays and feminists. Gervais, according to RichardDawkins.net, said that the only group the participants distrusted as much as atheists was rapists.

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