Why (We Think) Atheists Are More Likely to Be Serial Killers
UConn anthropologist Dmitris Xygalatas and colleagues this week published research that showed global moral prejudice against atheists. They interviewed Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and secular people from several different societies and found that no matter which culture they came from, they were biased against people who did not believe in a god or gods. The study was published online in the August 7 issue of Nature Human Behavior. Here, we delve into the reasons for religion, prejudice, and why even atheists are often prejudiced against other unbelievers.