A study released last month by the Institute for Jewish and Community Research finds that 53% of faculty in American colleges and universities have an unfavorable opinion of evangelical students. This compares to just 3% of faculty holding the same attitude toward Jewish students. The study was commissioned in order to root out a supposed bias against Jewish students, and the authors were shocked to find reaction to evangelicals. The study had more than 1200 respondents, from all disciplines, all kinds of institutions, and all regions of the country (so it can't be explained away by geography).
The rest of the unfavorable (prejudiced) attitudes of faculty against religious groups was as follows:
- 3% Jews
- 4% Buddhists
- 9% Non-evangelical Christians
- 10% Not practicing any religion
- 13% Catholics
- 18% Atheists
- 22% Muslims
- 33% Mormons
- 53% Evangelical Christians
There is a lot more in the study and worth of several exploration. A pdf of the study can be found here.