Tuesday, June 13, 2017

For God and country

Vox Day passes along an anecdote--for "a non-believing nationalist, the most compelling evidence for Christianity is the globalists' irrational hatred and fear of it."

Nationalism and atheism aren't terms that score high together on word association tests. Nationalism is predicated in large part on the cultural unity of those comprising a nation's population.

The GSS happened to have asked respondents, in 2014 (so sample sizes for non-believers are small), if they agreed or disagreed that "strong patriotic feelings" are needed for America to remain united.

The percentages who disagreed with the proposition--one that was widely agreed with overall (fewer than 9% of all respondents disagreed)--by theistic orientation:

GSS variables used: PATRIOT3(4-5), GOD(1)(2)(3-5)(6)


IHTG said...

Confusing graph. If not for your text it would appear to be showing the percentage who agree.

Audacious Epigone said...


Oops, that is confusing. Thanks, fixed it.

szopen said...

Still, most atheists agreed with the concept "patriotism is needed", so there is hope...