50% of Americans find Atheism ‘threatening’: Survey

The U.S. loves religion and spirituality.

A German non-profit, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, researches, publishes, and “stimulates debate” on a variety of societal issues. They just released the results of their 2013 Religion Monitor in which they analyzed responses to a 100-question survey regarding religion/politics completed by 14,000 individuals in 13 countries.

 

 

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Intelligent People More Likely to Exhibit ‘Unnatural’ Preferences and Values That are Evolutionarily Novel

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Intelligent people have ‘unnatural’ preferences and values

More intelligent people are significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history. Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but not women), preference for sexual exclusivity correlate with higher intelligence, a new study finds.

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