Subjective Beliefs about Traits of Christians, Muslims, and Atheists: How Members of Opposing Belief Groups View Each Other

Abstract

This study examines the underlying viewpoints of Christians, Muslims, and Atheists in the United States about the perceived stereotypical traits of those in their own and the other groups. The study uses Q sorting methods to uncover these viewpoints and is based on the 41 sub-traits identified by the Hogan Personality Inventory. The purpose of the study is to identify places for potential increased harmony amongst these three groups as well as places of misunderstanding within the U.S. and beyond.

Presenters

Kimberlee Everson
Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Professional Studies, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, United States

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Presentation Type

Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Theme

Religious Commonalities and Differences

KEYWORDS

RELIGIOUS COMMONALITIES, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, UNITED STATES, STEREOTYPES, HARMONY, MISUNDERSTANDINGS

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