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Atheists are nicer to Christians compared to the other way around


Previous research had demonstrated that “the general population in America tends to stereotype atheists as being immoral and untrustworthy”. 

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: The Independent
By Jon Sharman | September 13, 2017

Atheists are more generous toward Christians than Christians are toward them, a new study has claimed.

Researchers at Ohio University asked participants to share monetary rewards with partners in a version of the “dictator game”, in which one person had no power to affect the division of the bounty.

When atheists were told of their partner’s religious beliefs, they “behaved impartially toward ingroup and outgroup partners,” the study’s authors wrote in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

However, “Christians consistently demonstrated an ingroup bias”.

Lead author and PhD student, Colleen Cowgill,  told the PsyPost news website that previous research had demonstrated that “the general population in America tends to stereotype atheists as being immoral and untrustworthy”.

She added that many atheists found this reputation “distressing”.

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