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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

December 24, 2009

If you like statistics and the religious landscape of the United States, have I got a site for you to see.  While the poll often confirmed well-understood cultural phenomena (65% of America’s Mormons are Republican or Republican-leaning), it also yielded some surprising results (2% of atheists’ prayers are answered daily[.pdf warning]).   The site is pretty good; there are lots of ways to view and compare the data.

If you find anything interesting there, be sure to leave a comment here.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 24, 2009 12:45 pm

    So far, the best stat I’ve found is that 50% of Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t know their political ideology.

    But they definitely know that abortion should be illegal and being gay is a bad thing

  2. December 24, 2009 12:48 pm

    Okay, it’s also hilarious that Jews have the highest percentage of people making $100,000+.

  3. Barry permalink*
    December 24, 2009 12:58 pm

    Jehovah’s Witnesses also think that blood transfusions, birthday parties, and the Pledge of Allegiance are immoral.

    Jews need to make a lot of money; buying matzoh made from the blood of Christian children is really expensive.

  4. December 25, 2009 6:14 am

    Why do they think the Pledge of Allegiance is immoral? And birthday parties? Those silly JWs.

    • Barry permalink*
      December 25, 2009 10:14 am

      It’s funny that the two things you focused on are the two NOT-LIFE-AND-DEATH things on that list. They don’t like celebrating things that aren’t Jesusy enough.


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