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Psychology: Atheism and moral intuitions

How robust is the perceived association between immorality and atheism? Studies across 13 countries demonstrate that immoral behaviour is intuitively associated with atheism: people routinely assume that an immoral person is likely to be an atheist, and this effect is consistent across a wide range of societies, though with notable variation.

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Cohen, A., Moon, J. Psychology: Atheism and moral intuitions. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0157 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0157

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