I just read this 2012 Gallop Poll of Voting Bigotry in the USA and decided to plot the data because it is very revealing. The poll asked people a hypothetical question that *if* their party chose a well-qualified candidate would they automatically vote “NO” if they were Black, Female, Jewish, Atheist …. The first graph only includes the 2012 data so that you can clearly see the present biases in the USA. Remember, this is people confessing their bigotry.
Above you can see the huge clear bias against Atheists. This is not surprising because studies already show that Atheists are viewed with disgust by theists. Besides the persistent bigotry against Atheists, I am equally concerned about the persistent hatred of Homosexuals. My graph below shows the same data in a historical context revealing the important advances of both Homosexuals, Blacks, Jews, and Women. Atheists have made some advances too, but not nearly as much as those other groups.
I will put my thoughts on this data in the first comment. And I will use this data as support in my coming post: “The Priming Bias & Progressive Christians”. So please stay tuned.
Question to readers: Please share your thoughts on this data.