What Alabamians and Iranians Have in Common

Dec 14, 2012 | Posted by: NightSerf | Full story: www.gallup.com

A global perspective on Americans’ religiosity offers a few surprises

Are Americans among the most religious people in the world? The answer depends on which "world" you're talking about. If you're referring to the entire planet, the answer is plainly "no."
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Dec 15, 2012
 
This survey indicates that Americans are actually less religious than is average internationally, but we are more religious than most of the other wealthy nations. I'm not sure, then, that religiosity is inversely proportional to wealth so much to education. Tis holds up especially well when we look at this article's companion, 'State of the States: Importance of Religion.' The states at the top of the list for quality of education are also at the bottom for religiosity.

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Dec 15, 2012
 
The more religious the society, the lower the average education and the greater the propensity for violence.

Religion epitomises the term "Brute force and ignorance".

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Dec 15, 2012
 
Other studies have noted the same basic trend that religion, crime, and education are linked.

According to the "Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies" (Journal of Religion & Society, Volume 7, 2005) The U.S. has the highest felony crime rate AND the lowest education level in terms of math and sciences of any developed nation.

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Dec 16, 2012
 
Every once in a while, I get a glimmer of hope for the US like this. Now, if only everyone would stop that "it's getting more violent here" canard it just might get better soon.
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Dec 17, 2012
 

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Alabamians and Iranians do have one thing in common....they pass me around like cheap whisky at a swingers party and I like it.
Its the duty of every atheist womyn to breed with non whites if they are white.
I am KittenKoder the atheist and I have no shame in doing these acts

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Alabamians and Iranians do have one thing in common....they pass me around like cheap whisky at a swingers party and I like it.
Its the duty of every atheist womyn to breed with non whites if they are white.
I am KittenKoder the atheist and I have no shame in doing these acts
Meh. You got the voice all wrong.

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Dec 18, 2012
 
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They do taste better fried on the grill with BBQ sauce than the tiny asian ones.
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Dec 18, 2012
 
Aussie is down under spelling for 'asso'.
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I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
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I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
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I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
I am KittenKoder and I luv taking big black cocks
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KittenKoder wrote:
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They do taste better fried on the grill with BBQ sauce than the tiny asian ones.
Why are you making fun of asian genitals?
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Aussie is down under spelling for 'asso'. <quoted text>
asso?
Thats your last name, yes you redneck asso!
You born again loser

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Both places have a lot of hate.
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<quoted text>Why are you making fun of asian genitals?
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Kitten is no racist, shes cool with the shit skinned 3rd world vermin

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It's sad, really. From this thread could have emerged a fascinating dialogue about the future of humankind and the roles that science and religion could play in its advancement and salvation. Instead we see caged primates flinging their own excrement at one another. What a waste of a good opportunity.

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Which is why I have said we need to start reporting that crap and clean the forum up.
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It's sad, really. From this thread could have emerged a fascinating dialogue about the future of humankind and the roles that science and religion could play in its advancement and salvation. Instead we see caged primates flinging their own excrement at one another. What a waste of a good opportunity.
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NightSerf wrote:
This survey indicates that Americans are actually less religious than is average internationally, but we are more religious than most of the other wealthy nations. I'm not sure, then, that religiosity is inversely proportional to wealth so much to education. Tis holds up especially well when we look at this article's companion,'State of the States: Importance of Religion.' The states at the top of the list for quality of education are also at the bottom for religiosity.
Hedonist wrote:
Other studies have noted the same basic trend that religion, crime, and education are linked.
According to the "Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies" (Journal of Religion & Society, Volume 7, 2005) The U.S. has the highest felony crime rate AND the lowest education level in terms of math and sciences of any developed nation.
I think there are also statistical correlations (social safety net)?

The USA is also difficult in these comparisons because it is so unique. Perhaps the overwhelming economic dominance and international influence of the USA can tend to make its relatively monolingual population rather isolationist in outlook and less willing to learn from comparisons with other nations?

I think there is a natural and understandable tendency for some USAmericans to think "when your society or nation is as successful as ours, we'll see what you've got".
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Dec 20, 2012
 
"I think there are also statistical correlations (social safety net)?" should read....

I think there are also statistical correlations with societies which have great disparities of wealth and the provision of social services like free health care?
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Dec 20, 2012
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Importance_of_re...
UK, yes, 26.5%
...a broad question: the question "Is religion important in your daily life?" was asked; the "yes" and "no" answers are represented... Discrepancies are due to the "Don't Know" and "Refused" answers.

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