61. Do Atheists Value Some Religions More Than Other Religions?
Joel Thiessen [+]
Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme [+]
University of Waterloo
Atheists hold varying attitudes toward religion because of different exposures to and experiences with a variety of religions around the world. In Canada and the United States, atheists are inclined to value religions that they perceive as more “inclusive” and tolerant – most notably, Buddhism – while reserving their disapproval for religions believed to be “exclusive” and intolerant, including notably Evangelical Christians, Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.