Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists

  title={Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists},
  author={Will M. Gervais and Dimitris Xygalatas and Ryan T McKay and Michiel van Elk and Emma E. Buchtel and Mark E. Aveyard and Sarah R. Schiavone and Ilan Dar-Nimrod and Annika M. Svedholm-H{\"a}kkinen and Tapani J. J. Riekki and Eva Kundtov{\'a} Klocov{\'a} and Jonathan E. Ramsay and Joseph A. Bulbulia},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
Mounting evidence supports long-standing claims that religions can extend cooperative networks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 . However, religious prosociality may have a strongly parochial component5 . Moreover, aspects of religion may promote or exacerbate conflict with those outside a given religious group, promoting regional violence 10 , intergroup conflict 11 and tacit prejudice against non-believers 12,13 . Anti-atheist prejudice—a growing concern in increasingly secular societies 14 —affects… 

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