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03-07-2013, 04:45 PM
New survey on the non religious
This also asks if the non religious are a good thing, a bad thing or it doesn't matter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03...ref=topbar

At the bottom is a slideshow of the most and least religious cities in the US. Portland Or is last which is where I live.

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03-07-2013, 09:17 PM
RE: New survey on the non religious
(03-07-2013 04:45 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  This also asks if the non religious are a good thing, a bad thing or it doesn't matter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03...ref=topbar

At the bottom is a slideshow of the most and least religious cities in the US. Portland Or is last which is where I live.

.... so, wait, Buddhists have no opinion on the subject at all? What about Hindus? Shinto? Taoists? Confucians? Jews or Muslims?

Or do they count as unaffiliated?

Yeah. Pew research. Leading the way in good data collection methods. (Edit: Or maybe this is just the Huff cutting the results down to size. MAYBE.)

Edit: Also, apparently all Asians are unaffiliated, as are non-Hispanic Native Americans and Hispanics who AREN'T Catholic.

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03-07-2013, 09:49 PM
RE: New survey on the non religious
(03-07-2013 09:17 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  
(03-07-2013 04:45 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  This also asks if the non religious are a good thing, a bad thing or it doesn't matter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03...ref=topbar

At the bottom is a slideshow of the most and least religious cities in the US. Portland Or is last which is where I live.

.... so, wait, Buddhists have no opinion on the subject at all? What about Hindus? Shinto? Taoists? Confucians? Jews or Muslims?

Or do they count as unaffiliated?

Yeah. Pew research. Leading the way in good data collection methods. (Edit: Or maybe this is just the Huff cutting the results down to size. MAYBE.)

Edit: Also, apparently all Asians are unaffiliated, as are non-Hispanic Native Americans and Hispanics who AREN'T Catholic.

Direct link answers your questions:
http://www.pewforum.org/growth-of-the-no...ciety.aspx

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03-07-2013, 09:59 PM
RE: New survey on the non religious
(03-07-2013 09:49 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(03-07-2013 09:17 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  .... so, wait, Buddhists have no opinion on the subject at all? What about Hindus? Shinto? Taoists? Confucians? Jews or Muslims?

Or do they count as unaffiliated?

Yeah. Pew research. Leading the way in good data collection methods. (Edit: Or maybe this is just the Huff cutting the results down to size. MAYBE.)

Edit: Also, apparently all Asians are unaffiliated, as are non-Hispanic Native Americans and Hispanics who AREN'T Catholic.

Direct link answers your questions:
http://www.pewforum.org/growth-of-the-no...ciety.aspx

Okay, so the other groups aren't statistically significant given the sampling size. They're definitely introducing a bias towards the mainstream, when they have to throw out all those penny packet categories. Still, limitations of the methodology and all that. Fair enough.

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03-07-2013, 10:04 PM
RE: New survey on the non religious
(03-07-2013 09:59 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  
(03-07-2013 09:49 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Direct link answers your questions:
http://www.pewforum.org/growth-of-the-no...ciety.aspx

Okay, so the other groups aren't statistically significant given the sampling size. They're definitely introducing a bias towards the mainstream, when they have to throw out all those penny packet categories. Still, limitations of the methodology and all that. Fair enough.

I don't disagree with you, but a random smapling of 4,006 adults is bound to miss the "penny packets" (never heard that one before).

About the Survey

This report is based on telephone interviews conducted March 21-April 8, 2013, among a national sample of 4,006 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (2,002 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 2,004 were interviewed on a cell phone). Interviews were completed in English and Spanish by live, professionally trained interviewing staff under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

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