American Samizdat

Sunday, September 03, 2006. *
Atheists "are seen as a threat to the American way of life by a large portion of the American public," according to a study by Penny Edgell, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota. In a recent NEWSWEEK Poll, Americans said they believed in God by a margin of 92 to 6 - only 2 percent answered "don't know" - and only 37 percent said they'd be willing to vote for an atheist for president. (That's down from 49 percent in a 1999 Gallup poll - which also found that more Americans would vote for a homosexual than an atheist.)

[Not to mention that there are states in which an atheist is forbidden by law to hold public office.]
posted by Trevor Blake at 3:03 PM
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