Theos research class, education and atheism
Andrew Brown of the Guardian made a lot of readers cross when he wrote that atheists are all middle-class, Aga-owning snobs. Now Theos, the public theology think tank, says that –
Although atheists have historically been drawn from upper social grades and higher education levels, the research shows that converts to atheism are disproportionately drawn from groups with no educational qualifications whereas converts to theism are disproportionately drawn from higher socio-economic grades and from people with a masters degree or higher.
Maybe they should tell Andrew?
Theos researchers asked interviewees to choose from a selection of statements about God. 10% agreed with,
I do not believe in God but I do believe in a higher power.
Maybe they were Pastafarians?