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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
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.'
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass
These bought ideologues at Pew are about directing the future, not about documenting the past.
I would have to agree with this. This is a social engineering poll. It's to tell us how we feel. Not ask us how we feel.
THAT seems to me . . . consistent with the notion that liberals REALLY DO NOT see the world in very black/white terms but all a meaningless morass of gray inconsequential well blended soup. Their "There is NO RIGHT OR WRONG, only what's right for you at the moment" nonsensical value really does show up in their choices.
The Republicans seem to live much more in the real world where some things are better and some things are worse.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
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.
Their "There is NO RIGHT OR WRONG, only what's right for you at the moment" nonsensical value really does show up in their choices.
However, I'm sure that won't keep compulsive rock-throwers from throwing as many rocks as their fantasies will justify at the PEW folks.
Is that really all you want to do with this thread?
originally posted by: BO XIAN
It's a bit fascinating that this thread has attracted mostly
the very hostile to Christianity, to religion, to me.