This one may surprise some . . .
Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly
Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer”
ranging from 0 to 100 – where 0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest, most positive rating – all three groups
receive an average rating of 60 or higher (63 for Jews, 62 for Catholics and 61 for evangelical Christians). And 44% of the public rates all three
groups in the warmest part of the scale (67 or higher).
Buddhists, Hindus and Mormons receive neutral ratings on average, ranging from 48 for Mormons to 53 for Buddhists. The public views atheists and
Muslims more coldly; atheists receive an average rating of 41, and Muslims an average rating of 40. Fully 41% of the public rates Muslims in the
coldest part of the thermometer (33 or below), and 40% rate atheists in the coldest part.
These are some of the key findings from a Pew Research Center survey conducted May 30-June 30, 2014, among 3,217 adults who are part of Pew
Research’s new American Trends Panel, a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults.1
My paraphrase of another paragraph:
They also found that RC's rated themselves at about 80% compared to 58% by non-RC's rating of them.
And Evangelical Christians rated themselves at 79% vs 52@ by non-Evangelicals.
And non-Evangelicals are almost evenly split re Evangelicals--27% rating them coldly and 30% rating them warmly.
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I don't know that it's that shocking to me . . .
RC's are a very VERY . . . intensely convinced [?indoctrinated?] group about their own RIGHT-NESS, 'righteousness.' And membership is EQUATED with
making Heaven vs not, if one is 'outside the fold.' So, I'd expect them to rate themselves highly. Am almost surprised it wasn't higher.
However, I suspect a number of 'disaffected' RC's still labeling themselves as RC's skewed the results a bit. I wonder what the results would be for
those actually attending services and going to confession weekly would be.
Evangelicals can be our own worst critics. So, I'm not too surprised we rate ourselves lower than RC's rate themselves.
And, the non-Evangelicals certainly have a huge percentage of folks who are disdainful to ragingly hostile toward Evangelicals--we see that daily
I guess I'm a bit surprised the cold rating wasn't higher given the skewed culture of ATS being somewhat of a window on the culture.
Anyway--there it is.
I did search to see if this was already posted.
This is an interesting finding:
Both Jews and Atheists Rate Evangelicals Negatively, but Evangelicals Rate Jews Highly
. . . though if one thinks about it, it's not too surprising.
edit on 17/7/2014 by BO XIAN because: added