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Atheists most distrusted minority in the US

This is a surprise:

"American’s increasing acceptance of religious diversity doesn’t extend to those who don’t believe in a god, according to a national survey by researchers in the University of Minnesota’s department of sociology.

From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.” Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry."

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Only in America.

But really, you'd get an enormous skew between different states. It's terribly hard to generalise about America.

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But really, you'd get an enormous skew between different states.
Which I see the survey picked up on, now I've clicked on the link.

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You and I would be in big trouble in Kansas or Arkansas, or wherever, Tine my dear.

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You and I would be in big trouble in Kansas or Arkansas, or wherever, Tine my dear.
Me too!

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Atheists are the only ones with any real common sense esp in a radical Christian country.

The woods are hopeless. Don't waste your time, they will be destroyed. So will the marsh. It is a losing game mankind has played for more than a century. Sadness is what you are, do not deny it. The universe is a lonely place, a painful place. This is what we can share between us, period.
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Although I must say I am not willing to marry a religious person either, so I guess it works both ways (my children would have a free choice though)
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You and I would be in big trouble in Kansas or Arkansas, or wherever, Tine my dear.
But together we'd be strong
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That makes sense. Atheism is in big contrast to a mainstream American thought. What 90% of the country is religious in some way shape or form? So that makes plenty sense.

I wouldn't say 'distrust' but i definitely am weary of athiests
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I wouldn't say 'distrust' but i definitely am weary of athiests
I'm not at all weary of my fellow atheists. On the contrary, I find their company lively and stimulating. And atheist chicks are usually hot. Look at the ones on this board.

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I'm not at all weary of my fellow atheists. On the contrary, I find their company lively and stimulating. And atheist chicks are usually hot. Look at the ones on this board.
Yep we are!

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I wouldn't say 'distrust' but i definitely am weary of athiests
Why? I'm not trolling or picking a fight, just interested

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