The American Humanist Association recently uploaded several videos from its recent conference in Denver, and there’s a segment of researcher Will Gervais‘ speech that I really wanted to highlight.
It begins at the 37:20 mark. Gervais wonders what the consequences of anti-atheist prejudice are, so he conducted an experiment in which participants were allowed to put pins in voodoo dolls after some prompting. There was a gay doll, Muslim doll, atheist doll, and religious doll. (I’m obviously simplifying a much more complex study.)
Turns out people wanted to stick a lot more pins in what they believed was the atheist doll.