Sociologist George Yancey has conducted a study of people who are bigoted against Christianity. He has found that conservative Christians share at least one thing with atheists: both are hated by large numbers of people. (Half of the public hate atheists, but a third hate conservative Christians.) Prof. Yancey has found that “Christianophobia” is similar to bigotry against racial and ethnic groups and is found largely among affluent white people.
Prof. Yancey tells about his study after the jump, which includes a link to his book on the subject, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? [Read more…]