9781591024132

Atheists

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591024132

  • ISBN10:

    1591024137

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-06-01
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Summary

After reviewing the mounting evidence that organised religion is declining in many countries, this accessible book provides the first scientific study of active atheists.

Author Biography

Bob Altemeyer is associate professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba. Bruce E. Hunsberger was professor of psychology at Wilfred Laurier University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9(2)
Introduction 11(12)
How We Studied Atheists
23(12)
Are the ``Atheists'' Really Atheists?
35(6)
How Do People Become Atheists?
41(18)
Dogmatism
59(10)
Zealotry
69(10)
Religious Ethnocentrism
79(10)
Other Findings
89(14)
Summary and Predictions about ``Ordinary'' American Atheists
103(12)
Agnostics and Inactive Believers in the Manitoba Parent Sample
115(16)
Responses from Members of the Atheist Organizations We Surveyed
131(14)
Appendix. Survey Sent to the San Francisco Atheists Clubs 145(12)
Index 157

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