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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:42 PM

Survey: Atheists Are More Likely to Get Vaccinated Than Any Religious Group

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According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, atheists are more likely to get the COVID vaccine than any other religious demographic.

White evangelicals, as usual, trail everybody else.



90% of atheists — not “Nones,” but atheists specifically — say they will “definitely” or “probably” get a vaccine or that they’ve already received one shot. On the other end of the spectrum, only 54% of white evangelicals say the same thing.

10% of atheists say they have no plans to get a shot compared to 45% of white evangelicals.

These answers seem to fall right in line with how the two groups feel about science, medicine, and their understanding of the virus. When you accept the science, and you understand the protection that the vaccine provides, getting a shot is a no-brainer. (Even then, of course, there are a handful of atheists who accept conspiracy theories.) But there are a hell of a lot more white evangelicals who fall for similar nonsense, see science as an enemy of faith, and really don’t trust the Democrats in power to handle this properly. Ask them to explain how the virus works, and many of the answers will range from “sin” to echoing some Donald Trump lie.

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2021/03/06/survey-atheists-are-more-likely-to-get-vaccinated-than-any-religious-group/?fbclid=IwAR2VEc6LiFSs2x-V-ci_MM3qt1ILw3J0F_3Hl0sYES5nT-2MwX2V8F8u6lQ

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Reply Survey: Atheists Are More Likely to Get Vaccinated Than Any Religious Group (Original post)
progressoid Apr 2 OP
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2 #1
Karadeniz Apr 2 #2
progressoid Apr 2 #5
Karadeniz Apr 2 #9
tblue37 Apr 2 #3
PoliticAverse Apr 2 #4
progressoid Apr 2 #6
PoliticAverse Apr 2 #7
TlalocW Apr 2 #8
Lettuce Be Apr 2 #10

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:49 PM

1. Because we are smarter

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:15 PM

2. I'm confused. The 62-77-71 numbers...they can't be %'s, because they're more than 100%. If they're

The numbers polled, it's a pretty small sample. The subcategories' numbers don't seem related to their categories. 54 + 72 + 64 doesn't add up to 62 and again can't be %'s.

I'm sure I'm being dense somehow and someone can explain it.

Were Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc. surveyed?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:58 PM

9. Thanks... must be having a senior moment!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:21 PM

3. Rational choices are governed by reason.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:31 PM

4. Can atheists really be called a "religious group"? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:32 PM

6. Yeah, I noticed that too.

kind of an goofy way to categorize us.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:34 PM

7. "Un-religious groups more likely to be vaccinated". n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:50 PM

8. How dare you ask that

Now you have to answer to me... the Atheist Pope.

I sentence you to learning the Greek alphabet and reading, "The Demon-Haunted World," by Carl Sagan. Go in peace... and knowledge.

TlalocW

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:12 PM

10. I would not call Atheists and/or Agnostics a religious group. That's an oxymoron IMO

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