Religion and the Unmaking of Prejudice toward Muslims: Evidence from a Large National Sample

  title={Religion and the Unmaking of Prejudice toward Muslims: Evidence from a Large National Sample},
  author={John H. Shaver and Geoffrey Troughton and Chris G. Sibley and Joseph A. Bulbulia},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
In the West, anti-Muslim sentiments are widespread. It has been theorized that inter-religious tensions fuel anti-Muslim prejudice, yet previous attempts to isolate sectarian motives have been inconclusive. Factors contributing to ambiguous results are: (1) failures to assess and adjust for multi-level denomination effects; (2) inattention to demographic covariates; (3) inadequate methods for comparing anti-Muslim prejudice relative to other minority group prejudices; and (4) ad hoc theories… 

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