Read the whole article closely. It will surprise you, coming from a well known conservative.
1. That chart is not very helpful as it does not present the data in terms of percent frequency or something similar. Further, I think a lot of prisoners suddenly "get religion" after arrest or incarceration.
Ana Theist wrote:
Yes, the first paragraph or two were a bit misleading--you need to read the whole thing! I'm pleased to read his opinions and am glad that the NYT op-ed page now has a greater diversity of commentary.
The one point I disagreed with, strongly, was his notion that god-belief is a plus. The fact is that nonbelievers make up a tiny number of prison inmates (fewer than one in a thousand, despite being ~~20% of the general US population); and theists are overrepresented in prisons. http://wp.production.patheos.c...q3hYhp.jpg
Yes, immigrants are generally law-abiding (more so than native-born Americans), but apparently would be even less likely to commit crimes if more of them were atheists.
Bret Stephens is not a progressive...
who knows?? wrote:
Bret Stephens is a NYT conservative (aka a progressive). He's an open borders guy and a never-Trumper who believes in global warming.