Personality and group factors in the making of atheists

  title={Personality and group factors in the making of atheists},
  author={Geo. B. Vetter and Martin T. Green}
The study is based on 350 replies from members of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism. The most common "causes" given for anti-religious attitudes were: wide reading of history, science and religion (75 times); disgust with religious hypocrisy (60); influence of particular author or book (55); a byproduct of Socialist materialism (30); effects of college education (25); effects of study of sciences (25); and others in lesser numbers. Less frequently emotional factors were… CONTINUE READING