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Religious intolerance in the USA

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanApr 21, 2006 6:10 PM

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How deep do the seams of tolerance run in this country? Sometimes you wonder...ultimately, I'm pessimistic about the human love of liberty. I tend to agree with Matt McIntosh that to some extent American defense of individual freedoms is based on custom & tradition rather than reasoned acceptance of core principles. In any case I had a book on my shelf which I just had some spare time to open today, America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, and I saw this table:

Of course, the standard caveat applies that many respondents are probably too dumb to understand the questions.

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