Religion: Arthur Hu's Index of Diversity

Discussion

Most of the focus on diversity is about race and gender, but while most of the controversy over religion differences within the European Americans died out after the 1920s, it hasn't changed the fact that there are enormous differences between religious groups, and the differences are much greater between the religions than between ethnic groups in terms of economics, education, politics and whatever.

Most are aware of the disproportionate dominance of the Jews, but liberal Christians and the non-religious are also over-represented in the most desirable institutions. The least represented are the conservative Christians like the Baptists, they are often more under-represented than Blacks, who have affirmative action while there is no affirmative action for any Euro-American groups, regardless of religion, or under-represented sub-groups.

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\doc\96\06\aborsurv.wk1 Guttmacher Institute Abortion by Race and Religion 1995 Ranked by Rate of Abortion General = 1.00 Percent Women Group Patients15-44 Rate No/UnkReligio 24 6 4.00 Black 31 14 2.21 Hispanic 20 11 1.82 OtherRace 8 5 1.60 Catholic 31 31 1.00 Jewish 1 1 1.00 Non-Hispanic 80 89 0.90 White 61 81 0.75 OtherRel 6 8 0.75 Protestant 37 54 0.69 Based on table in Washington Post 8/8/96 @@American Religion Survey http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/ Catholics on the Move, Non-religious on the Rise American Religious Identification Survey is Third in Landmark Series HARTFORD, Conn. - The Catholic population of the United States has shifted away from the Northeast and towards the Southwest, while secularity continues to grow in strength in all regions of the country, according to a new study conducted by the Program on Public Values at Trinity College. ...American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS).

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Pan-Asian Churches Emerging http://www.latimes.com/CNS_DAYS/990308/t000021142.html \clip\99\08\asiachur.txt Los Angeles Times Monday, March 8, 1999 Pan-Asian Churches Emerging Some Southland congregations break the mold, courting other ethnic groups rather than staying insular to preserve culture. Scholars see a blueprint for the region's future. Newsong and churches like it are becoming the first truly pan-Asian churches in the country, drawing a mix of second-, third- and even fourth-generation Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and other Asians, whose Americanized upbringing and Christian faith bind ethnically diverse backgrounds."
@@Belief in God z75\clip\2003\11\begod.txt Guess Who Doesn't Believe In God? http://channels.netscape.com/ns/news/package.jsp?name=fte/notbelieveingo d/notbelieveingod survey by Harris Interactive of 2,306 adults Ten percent of Protestants, 21 percent of Roman Catholics, and 52 percent of Jews do NOT believe in God. 79% believe there is a god 66% certain of god 55% service a few times a year 47% Protestant once a month or more 36% service once a month or more 35% Catholic once a month or more 16% Jewish once a month or more 26% every week 84 percent of women believe in God, compared with 73 percent of men. 91 percent of African Americans believe in God, compared with 81 percent of Hispanics and 78 percent of whites. 87 percent of Republicans believe in God, compared with 78 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of Independents. 82 percent of those with no college education believe in God, compared with 73 percent who went to college. @@Born-Again Christian @@Evangelical Creationism, Coming to Life in Suburbia By Hanna Rosin Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 5, 1999; Page A01 http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/education/specials/policy/creationism/A18021-1999Oct5.html Evangelicals today are an almost exact cross section of America: 42 percent live in suburbs, and more than a third are college-educated and earn more than $50,000 a year. @@Bahai http://www.bahai.org/ Says Jim Chapin: They stand in the same relation to Shi'ism as Christianity to Judaism; they had a new prophet, the Bab, or "gate." They are savagely persecuted in Iran, naturally, and have a a sort of world-wide appeal which leads them to make high-IQ converts. 10th highest scoring religion on SAT (see spectrum) 2002 WSJ james guest: knew that Bahá'ís were persecuted Persians who tended to be very bright at school Do a google search for "Bahai" then, when you already have more than you want try "Baha'i Zoroaster" and at least you will see where some of the selective pressures to be bright may have come from (The founder of Zoroastrianism eventually realised that his doctrines were a bit too complicated for most people). @@Buddist http://www.seattletimes.com/news/local/html98/budd_19990310.html Seattle Times March 10, 1999 Seattle Buddhist Temple in by Alex Tizon Seattle Times staff reporter \clip\96\01\budcris.txt Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 18:32:18 -0400 From: NewsHound@sjmercury.com (NewsHound) HOUSTON: the battle. Asians transition from Buddhism to Christiantity without giving up their old traditions. 85% of Laos is Buddist, but 3 of 10 Laotians in Minneapolis are Christian. Most Vietnamese are Buddhist, Daoist, Confucian, Animist or some combination, over half of Vietnamese in Houston are Catholic.

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Catholics are dead average, 26%-32% of EVERYTHING. They appear to be the only ethnic / religious category that is neither greatly over or under-represented, regardless of field. UCLA - Select Univ 1.24
* Navy Top Chaplain 1.22 US Congress 1.03* Clinton 1996 Cabinet 1.02* 1996 Voted for Clinton 1.00 California Congress 1.00* Ivy League 1.00 Abortion 1.00* Took SAT 1990 -1.05 Fortune 1986 CEO -1.47 doc935:cathteen.xls catholic teens stats %%Chaplain "LOW CHURCH" EVANGELICALS CLAIM BIAS IN NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS \clip\98\15\chaplain.txt The Seattle Times Company Friday, October 16, 1998 Navy chaplain corps biased, evangelical says by Tom Bowman The Baltimore Sun "claiming that promotions and choice jobs in the corps are reserved for Catholics and mainline Protestants at the expense of "low-church" Protestants, such as Baptists and fundamentalist faiths." Rank by Top Job Chaplain Rate Jobs % Pers Rate Total 17 100 HProt 8 47.1 15 3.14 Cath 5 29.4 24 1.22 LProt 4 23.5 41 -1.74 Note that catholics again are "average" in everything. Low rates of evangelicals are also found in selective universities and among CEOs of large corporations. Their SAT scores are also relatively low compared to other whites. (Arthur Hu) %%Sex Scandal LESS THAN 2% OF PRIESTS ACCUSED OF PEDOPHILIA, 75% OF GAY MEN HAD SEX WITH BOYS 16-19 z56\clip\2002\05\pedrate.txt http://www.aim.org/publications/media_monitor/2002/04/12.html The Homosexual Problem By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid April 12, 2002 Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington says reports indicate that 1.5 percent of the priests, a little more than one in a hundred, has been accused of such misconduct. He says, "Even the terrible statistics which have come out of Boston do not add up to two percent of the priests in that huge archdiocese. Professor Philip Jenkins, who has written a book on the topic, says "there is no evidence that the rate of pedophilia among Catholic priests is higher than among other clergy or other professions." Jenkins referred to a study in Chicago finding less than 2 percent of priests had been accused of such conduct. z55\clip\2002\04\gaycath.txt BOOK: CATHOLIC SEX SCANDAL CAUSED BY GAY INFILTRATION? http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/10/120320.shtml New Book Reveals Truth of Church Sex Scandal In Michael Rose's blockbuster "Goodbye, Good Men, How Catholic Seminaries Turned Away Two Generations of Vocations from the Priesthood" he exposes the corruption of the Roman Catholic seminary system in the United States. .. astonishing story of the deliberate infiltration of the seminaries by what has been called the "Lavender Mafia," a clique of militant gays, along with an underground of liberal faculty members determined to change the basic doctrines of the Catholic Church. @@Census Steve Sailer: "During the Fifties, the Census Bureau announced plans to ask every American to check off his religion on the 1960 Census. Jewish groups strongly opposed this plan and it was eventually deep-sixed. As a stat geek, I'd love to be able to download all the Census data sorted by religion. But as an American, I'm glad I can't. There are some huge disparities among the followers of the various religions in America," @@Censorship CYBERPATROL DEEMS CHRISTIAN SITES OFFENSIVE TO CHILDREN \doc\web\98\10\nochris.txt

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doc\94\11\ceorelig.wk1 - Fortune survey of CEO by religion Fortune 4-28-86 Rank by CEO Presbyterian 8.80 Episcopalian 8.80 Congregational 6.60 Jewish 3.80 Methodist 0.84 None 0.76 Lutheran 0.75 Roman Catholic 0.68 Other 0.27 Baptist 0.18 @@Chaplain "LOW CHURCH" EVANGELICALS CLAIM BIAS IN NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS \clip\98\15\chaplain.txt The Seattle Times Company Friday, October 16, 1998 Navy chaplain corps biased, evangelical says by Tom Bowman The Baltimore Sun "claiming that promotions and choice jobs in the corps are reserved for Catholics and mainline Protestants at the expense of "low-church" Protestants, such as Baptists and fundamentalist faiths." ... the suit contends, the chaplain corps violated the constitutional rights of Yourek, who is white, by favoring women and minorities for promotion. The highest percentage of Navy personnel - nearly half - consider themselves evangelical or low-church Protestants. ..was alarmed when he read a 1997 report by a Navy captain that concluded that denomination, not merit, was the decisive factor on two chaplain promotion boards reviewed. Most influential jobs in chaplain corps by religion, number among Navy Personell, and relative rates vs. population. H = "high" and L= "low" protestant denominations. Rank by Top Job Chaplain Rate Jobs % Pers Rate Total 17 100 HProt 8 47.1 15 3.14 Cath 5 29.4 24 1.22 LProt 4 23.5 41 -1.74 Note that catholics again are "average" in everything. Low rates of evangelicals are also found in selective universities and among CEOs of large corporations. Their SAT scores are also relatively low compared to other whites. (Arthur Hu) @@China Chinese by Religion Group Percent Nonreligious 59.2 Folk 20.1 Atheism 12.0 Buddist 6.0 Islam 2.4 Christian 0.2 Other 0.1 Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, as cited by Newsweek June 9, 197 @@Christian Coalition Here's one dim view of this organization from web site with a manual titled "How to Win: A Practical Guide for Defeating the Radical Right in Your Community" (http://www.empowermentzone.com/how2win.txt). Christian Coalition Box 1990 Forest, VA 24551 (804) 424-2630 The Coalition holds that if America is to return to greatness, she must return to the God of her fathers before it is too late!" Most significant Christian right group seeking to mobilize grassroots constituencies. Founded in 1989 by Pat Robertson. Other Robertson groups include: the 700 Club, Regent University (formerly CBN University), Christian Broadcast Network, and the American Center for Law and Justice. Christian Identity Not a single group, but a religio-political movement with a vindictive anti-Jewish and racist theology. Believes that Africans and African-Americans are subhuman, and that Jews are the spawn of Satan.

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%%black "Christian Coalition trying to reach out" Seattle Times June 25, 1995 B1 - White conservatives invite black and jewish conservatives %%poll http://minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~postmod/Survey_Home.html 1996 Survey of American Political Culture \clip\97\11\execsum.txt http://minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~postmod/Survey_ExecSum.html#anchorExSum5a In 1996 the Post-Modernity Project combined forces with the Gallup Organization of Princeton, New Jersey to conduct one of the most comprehensive surveys ever on American political culture doc\95\06\evanfund.txt "Religious Leanings" The Wall Street Journal May 8, 1995 p. A16 Share of white Protestants who describte themselves as: total Rep Demo Fundamentalist 24% 28% 20% Evangelical 14% 16% 12% Both 1% 2% 0% Source: Coldwater Corp. doc\94\16\priv\relright.txt religious right poll %%graham, billy \clip\96\02\billyg.txt http:/www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/archhp1.html Billy Graham Archives Home Page
@@Christmas Controversy According to the History Channel story of christmas, 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas in some fashion. ONLY 8% OF UK KIDS ASSOCIATE CHRISTMAS WITH CHRIST z47\clip\2000\12\ukxmas.txt Today's Daily Telegraph, opposite the Letters page; Thursday Dec.21 2000. We're all dreaming of a Christ-free Christmas By Jonathan Freedland "Fewer than a million people attend a Church of England service each week: even if those figures triple for midnight mass on Sunday or again on Christmas morning, it will still amount to just one in 20 of us... of 1,200 eight- to 16-year-olds surveyed by the agency MediaCom TMB, 67 per cent said they associate the festive season with Santa Claus. Only eight per cent linked Christmas with Christ." TEACHER SUSPENDED FOR RELIGIOUS MUSIC

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\clip\96\01\umasjew.txt PNEWS 7/30/96 Jerusalem Post reports that University of Massachusetts in Amherts has created a full-time position devoted to Jewish awareness and anti-semitism. z91\clip\2005\10\collrel.txt Race and Religion http://insidehighered.com/news/2005/10/06/religion [Thanks to Laird for this.] 5.10.6 Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Religious Practices of Freshmen, by Race Percent of Freshmen Who... Believe in God Pray Frequently Attend Services White 78 67 42 Black 95 91 53 American Indian 80 72 42 Asian American 65 61 35 Native Hawaiian 84 75 47 Latino 84 75 39 All 79 69 42 The study also found a gender gap, but the differences there were smaller. On the question of belief in God, 82 percent of women and 74 percent of men said that they did, for example.
Religion/SAT Spectrum ranked by race and SAT score http://arthurhu.com/index/relig.htm#satrelig DOC\DOC921\RELIG90.WK1 (save as .wk1, open with excel) Text file Source: Unpublished numbers, College Board, 1990 SAT-Comb 95/90* W1.0 B-1.27 H-1.18 A1.01 J*1.10 I*1.10 * Note that Asians overall scored only slightly better than whites overall when both math and verbals are counted. Asians were outscored by Episcopals, Presbyterians, Black Unitarians, Jews and Hindus. Only White Unitarians and Quakers outscored Jews. Rank by test score - all and Asian Race - Wh-white Af-Black As-Asian Al-All Races Wh Judaism 25,600 1030 * Jewish Avg As Hindu 4138 1029 * Asian Indian Af Unitarian 64 966 * Top Black group Al Episcopal 22,109 957 * Episcopal Al Presbyterian 37,353 955 * Presbyterian As Total 70739 938 * Asian Avg Wh Total 688,933 934 * White Avg Race Religion Number Math + Verbal SAT Wh Unitarian 1,745 1073 Wh Quaker 894 1037 Wh Judaism 25,600 1030 * Jewish Avg Al Quaker 1,009 1029 As Hindu 4138 1029 Al Judaism 27,374 1026 As Presbyterian 3195 1022 As Angelican 197 1019 Al Hindu 4,741 1012 Wh Hindu 82 1004 As No Pref 17987 1001 As U Methodist 662 998 Wh Mennonite 952 990 As Unitarian 49 986 As Episcopal 444 983 Wh Chistian Sci 830 979 Wh No Pref 99,076 979 Al Mennonite 1,063 974 As Methodist 1108 973 As Quaker 25 973 Wh Mormon 6,400 972 Wh Episcopal 19,555 970 As S Baptist Conv 332 966 Af Unitarian 64 966 *Top Black Al No Pref 137,305 963 Wh Luth Missouri 8,038 963 Wh Un Church of Christ 7,066 962 As Wesleyan 32 960 Al Luth Missouri 8,624 959 Al Episcopal 22,109 957* Episcopal Wh Presbyterian 32,019 956 Wh Angelican 1,765 956 Al Chistian Sci 989 955 Al Presbyterian 37,353 955* Presbyterian Al Un Church of Christ 7826 951 Wh U Methodist 23,470 949 Al Mormon 7,594 948 Wh Other 20,125 947 Wh Lutheran in Am 23,380 943 As Christn Reformed 298 943 Wh No Answer 44,397 942 Al U Methodist 26,037 939 Wh Afr Methodist 144 939 As Total 70739 938* Asian Avg Wh S Baptist Conv 14,165 938 Al Lutheran in Am 25,020 937 Wh Total 688,933 934* White Avg As Lutheran in Am 471 931 As Un Church of Christ 253 930 Al S Baptist Conv 15,729 929 As Judaism 218 925 Wh Christn Reformed 2,235 924 As Baptist 3003 924 As Islam 2184 923 Al Total 904 Wh Islam 900 Al Islam 5148 878 2001 UPDATE: SATs and Religion The affiliations that rank as the top 10 based on average SAT scores of college bound seniors last year, all races. 1. 1209 Unitarian Universalist Association 2. 1161 Judaism [The Jews] 3. 1153 Quaker 4. 1110 Hinduism [Indo Americans] 5. 1097 Mennonite 6. 1097 Reformed Church in America 7. 1096 Episcopal ## 8. 1094 Evang Lutheran Church in America ## 9. 1092 Presbyterian USA (USA) ## 10. 1073 Baha'i 1020 National Average ## traditionally defined as dominant christian / WASP groups Source: College Board z55\clip\2002\04\colljew.txt http://online.wsj.com/ The Wall Street Journal April 29, 2002 In Effort to Lift Their Rankings, Colleges Recruit Jewish Students By DANIEL GOLDEN \ zip55\clip\2002\05\aadp0502.htm Roger Clegg: The Chosen http://www.nationalreview.com/clegg/clegg050202.asp "An interesting front-page article in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week reported that many universities are making special efforts "to boost Jewish enrollment." SELECTIVE LIBERAL COLLEGES LT 50% CHRISTIAN 13-20% JEWISH zip36\doc\web\99\11\collsurv.wk1 zip36\clipim\99\08\16\opinion.efx .tif Special Report: Opinion on Campus National Review Educational Supplement 1999 p. 33 Class of 1998 (interviewed in 1995) 12 colleges and universities Which of the following religious traditions are you formally affliiated with? A. Roman Catholic B. Protestant C. Islam D. Eastern Orthodox E Judaism f. Other g. None freshmen cath prot isla ortho juda othe none a b c d e f g Christ Liberty 2 61 0 0 0 34 1 63 Citadel 27 65 0 0 0 3 3 92 Marquette 68 16 0 0 0 7 6 84 UC Irvine 27 20 1 3 0 38 9 50 Indiana 30 41 0 0 5 17 5 71 UCLA 28 19 7 0 5 9 30 47 U. Wisconsin 36 23 1 0 4 11 19 59 Dartmouth 23 25 0 0 12 13 20 48 U. Michigan 27 21 0 0 14 13 20 48 Stanford 23 22 0 0 13 18 22 45 Yale 24 23 0 1 13 20 17 48 Brown 21 16 1 0 19 12 29 37 seniors Liberty 2 79 0 0 0 17 2 81 Citadel 18 72 1 1 1 6 1 91 Marquette 73 14 1 0 1 6 5 87 UC Irvine 28 15 4 0 3 19 21 43 Indiana 22 36 0 0 5 14 23 58 UCLA 18 21 1 1 9 14 36 40 U. Wisconsin 37 25 3 0 5 11 13 62 Dartmouth 30 27 0 1 8 7 27 58 U. Michigan 25 22 2 6 17 28 47 Stanford 23 28 0 1 8 13 27 52 Yale 25 26 2 1 15 6 25 52 Brown 17 22 4 0 19 7 31 39 \doc\95\12\racereli.wk1 The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1991 Cooperative Institutional Research Program UCLA UCLA freshman survey. Ranked by Representation at Highly Selective Coleges Jewish 5.35 Chinese est 4.50 PR 3.56 Presbyterian 2.70 None 2.52 Asian 2.25 Episcopalian 2.15 Am Indian 1.40 Roman Catholic 1.24 White 1.02 Chicano 0.86 Congregational 0.70 Black 0.53 Born-Again 0.48 Lutheran 0.47 Methodist 0.44 Other 0.20 Baptist 0.19 http://arthurhu.com/doc/94/13/ivypoll.wk1 ivypoll.txt "Inside the Ivy League" US News and World Report April 12, 1993 p. 55 Poll of 3,000 undergraduates doc\94\13\ivypoll.wk1 Ivy Leage college survey Rank by representation rate Chinese est. 11.0 (twice Asian rate) Jew 10.0 Asian 5.7 Oth/NoRelig 2.0 White 1.0 Cath 1.0 Black -2.1 Hispanic -2.4 Prot -3.0 Asians + Jews = 44% of students %%test scores \doc\95\07\relig90.wk1 DOC\DOC921\RELIG90.WK1 - religion ranked by race and SAT score @@Communism CHRISTIAN LEFT FOUNDED IN COMMUNISM? z42\doc\web\2000\06\chleft.txt The Communist background of the National Council of Churches By Charles A. Morse web posted May 22, 2000 Dr. Harry F. Ward, known as the "Red Dean" of the Union Theological Seminary, was a leader in the founding of the Federal Council of Churches, the forerunner to the NCC. In a career spanning 40 years, Ward influenced hundreds of Protestant ministers and leaders to philosophical, if not outright Communism. There were few Communist fronts in which Ward was not involved. @@Contribution CHURCHES SEE DECLINE IN DONATIONS \clip\99\17\tithe.txt Churches warned of waning financial support Consultant says declines in donations imperil mainline denominations By Tom Heinen of the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: Aug. 27, 1999

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@@Cult %%Definition From: Catholic Writer's Association >>Attorney General Janet Reno: >> >>"A cultist is one who has a strong belief in the Bible and the Second >>Coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high >>level of financial giving to a Christian cause; who home schools for >>their children; who has accumulated survival foods and has a strong >>belief in the Second Amendment; and who distrusts big government. Any of >>these may qualify a person as a cultist but certainly more than one of >>these would cause us to look at this person as a threat, and his family >>as being in a risk situation that qualified for government >>interference." >> >> Janet Reno, Attny. Gen., US of A >> Interview on 60 Minutes, June 26, 1994 >> Ryan Thompson 12/2004: It turns out the Janet Reno "cultist" story is an urban legend. This is only a handful of the websites, secular and non-secular, which debunk the speech as being a myth. http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-6D7D-1475E756-395F51CC-prod5 http://www.scambusters.org/urban-legends/janet-reno.html

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\clip\97\09\easter.txt Origin of easter date Date sent: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 12:09:25 -0500 From: Kari Sprowl Subject: [PN] Was Easter a Pagan Holiday? Reply to "Was Easter a Pagan Holiday?" The poster, whose name I have accidentally deleted (I apologize) was partly correct. Yes, Easter was originally "Ostara," a fertility holiday celebrated at the Vernal Equinox. It was named after the Canaanite Goddess Astarte, who was called Eostre in Western Europe (related words-- estrogen, estruus). Bunnies and eggs are obvious fertility symbolism Christmas came from the Pagan holiday "Yule" (OE, means "wheel"). It was celebrated at the low point of the year-wheel, Winter Solsitice. It was the birthdate of the sun God, Lugh (means "light"). Holly, ivy, and evergreen trees are obviously not indigenous to Jesus' area of residence. Holly (female energy), ivy (male energy), and evergreen trees (immortality) are Pagan. The Romans kindly adopted and Christianized those holidays, and cannonized a few Pagan Godforms, at the same time. The Irish, by the way, still celebrate St. Bridget's Day. Originally called "Imbolc" (means "in the belly") it celebrated the Goddess Brigdhe, who became St. Bridget (I'll bet she was THRILLED!). Kari
@@Doctor \doc\web\2005\06\docgod.wks Survey finds most U.S. doctors belive in God and an afterlife Seattle Times June 23, 2005 A5 Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine Hindus, Jews, Buddists, Muslim, Mormon most likely to be doctor Mainstream christians least likely PhysiciaUS Ratio Hindu 5.30% 0.20% 26.50 <-- highest Jewish 14.10% 1.90% 7.42 Buddist 1.20% 0.20% 6.00 Muslim 2.70% 0.50% 5.40 Orthodox 2.20% 0.50% 4.40 Mormon 1.70% 0.40% 4.25 Other 1.80% 1.60% 1.13 Catholic 21.70% 26.70% 0.81 None 10.60% 13.30% 0.80 Protesta 38.80% 54.70% 0.71 Belive in God 0.76 0.83 Life after death 0.59 0.74 Religious service attendence never 10% 19% Once a month less 44% 41% Twice month more 46% 40% @@Education \doc\web\2008\04\edprot.xls Education Level by Protestant Denomination source: http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/table-education-by-denomination.pdf Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life / U.S. Religious Landscape Survey 2008 Presbyterians nearly half college grad, United Church of Christ 42% Less HigHS Grad Some ColCol GradPostGradN Coll+ Presbyterian Church USA (Mainline Tradition) 7 23 23 23 24 542 47 United Church of Christ (Mainline Tradition) 4 33 21 21 21 248 42 United Methodist Church (Mainline Tradition) 8 34 23 21 14 2,229 35 Nondenominational Evangelical Churches (Evang. Trad.) 6 28 34 18 15 408 33 Presbyterian Church in America (Evangelical Tradition) 18 27 24 19 13 167 32 Nondenominational Fundamentalist Churches (Evang. Trad.) 5 35 31 19 11 103 30 Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (Evangelical Tradition) 9 38 25 18 9 584 27 Nondenominational Charismatic Churches (Evang. Trad.) 1 43 32 13 11 171 24 Seventh-Day Adventist (Evangelical Tradition) 24 30 26 16 5 134 21 Southern Baptist Convention (Evangelical Tradition) 15 42 22 14 7 2,525 21 National Baptist Convention (Historically Black Traditio 22 38 22 11 6 546 17 Independent Baptist (Evangelical Tradition) 18 45 22 11 5 908 16 Free Methodist Church (Evangelical Tradition) 20 47 17 9 7 103 16 Independent Baptist (Historically Black Tradition) 19 48 25 5 3 120 8 source: http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/table-education-by-tradition.pdf 2008 The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Lif US Religious Landscape Survey Educational Level by Religious Tradition Less than High School Some College High School Grad College Graduate Post-graduate N Total Population 14 36 23 16 11 35,298 Total Protestants 14 38 24 15 9 18,825 Members of Evangelical Prot. Churches 16 40 24 13 7 9,411 Members of Mainline Protestant Churches 9 34 24 20 14 7,429 Members of Hist. Black Prot. Churches 19 40 25 11 5 1,985 Catholic 17 36 21 16 10 7,990 Mormon 9 30 32 18 10 578 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints 8 30 33 18 10 555 Jehovah’s Witness 19 51 22 6 3 211 Orthodox 6 26 22 28 18 362 Greek Orthodox 2 33 21 25 18 168 Other Christian 12 22 27 20 20 129 Jewish 3 19 19 24 35 676 Reform 1 17 17 31 35 315 Conservative 4 18 21 23 35 218 Muslim* 21 32 23 14 10 1,031 Buddhist 3 23 26 22 26 408 Hindu 4 12 10 26 48 253 Other Faiths 7 25 28 18 21 448 Unitarian and Other Liberal Faiths 3 16 30 22 29 296 New Age 13 38 25 13 11 118 Unaffiliated 13 34 24 16 13 5,009 Atheist 8 28 23 21 21 509 Agnostic 5 22 29 23 20 825 Secular Unaffiliated 10 35 24 17 13 1,995 Religious Unaffiliated 21 40 22 11 6 1,680 source: http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/table-education-by-tradition.pdf 2008 The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Lif US Religious Landscape Survey Educational Level by Religious Tradition Less than High School Some College High School Grad College Graduate Post-graduate N * From “Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream,” Pew Research Center, 2007 Due to rounding, rows may not add to 100. Question: What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? Over 74% of Hindu, 59% Jews, 51% Unitarians have 4 or more years of college ranked by college+ lesshs hsgrad somecol colgrad postg sample colgrad+ 1 Hindu 4 12 10 26 48 253 74 2 JewishReform 1 17 17 31 35 315 66 3 Jewish 3 19 19 24 35 676 59 4 JewishConservative 4 18 21 23 35 218 58 5 Unitarian and Other Liberal Faiths 3 16 30 22 29 296 51 6 Buddhist 3 23 26 22 26 408 48 7 Orthodox 6 26 22 28 18 362 46 8 Greek Orthodox 2 33 21 25 18 168 43 9 Agnostic 5 22 29 23 20 825 43 10 Atheist 8 28 23 21 21 509 42 Other Christian 12 22 27 20 20 129 40 Other Faiths 7 25 28 18 21 448 39 Members of Mainline Protestant Churches 9 34 24 20 14 7,429 34 Secular Unaffiliated 10 35 24 17 13 1,995 30 Unaffiliated 13 34 24 16 13 5,009 29 Mormon 9 30 32 18 10 578 28 Church of JesusChristo Latter-daySaints 8 30 33 18 10 555 28 Total Population 14 36 23 16 11 35,298 27 Catholic 17 36 21 16 10 7,990 26 Total Protestants 14 38 24 15 9 18,825 24 Muslim* 21 32 23 14 10 1,031 24 New Age 13 38 25 13 11 118 24 Members of Evangelical Prot. Churches 16 40 24 13 7 9,411 20 Religious Unaffiliated 21 40 22 11 6 1,680 17 Members of Hist. Black Prot. Churches 19 40 25 11 5 1,985 16 Jehovah’s Witness 19 51 22 6 3 211 9 Income: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life / U.S. Religious Landscape Survey Income Level by Religious Tradition Less than $30,000- $50,000- $75,000- $30,000 $49,999 $74,999 $99,999 $100,000+ N % % % % % Total Population 31 22 17 13 18 29,435 Total Protestants 32 23 17 12 15 15,741 Members of Evangelical Prot. Churches 34 24 18 11 13 7,943 Members of Mainline Protestant Churches 25 21 18 15 21 6,142 Members of Hist. Black Prot. Churches 47 26 12 7 8 1,656 Catholic 31 20 16 14 19 6,565 Mormon 26 21 22 16 16 512 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 26 21 22 16 15 493 Jehovah’s Witness 42 23 17 9 9 178 Orthodox 20 24 16 13 28 290 Greek Orthodox 17 22 18 13 30 138 Other Christian 29 21 13 13 23 111 Jewish 14 11 17 12 46 520 Reform 11 8 14 12 55 251 Conservative 12 14 17 14 43 162 Muslim* 35 24 15 10 16 868 Buddhist 25 19 17 17 22 357 Hindu 9 10 15 22 43 220 Other Faiths 28 25 16 13 18 378 Unitarian and Other Liberal Faiths 19 25 16 13 26 243 New Age 39 23 17 12 9 106 Unaffiliated 29 23 16 13 19 4,279 Atheist 21 20 16 15 28 439 Agnostic 18 22 19 16 25 730 Secular Unaffiliated 25 24 17 13 21 1,686 Religious Unaffiliated 40 24 15 10 12 1,424 * From “Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream,” Pew Research Center, 2007 Due to rounding, rows may not add to 100. Question: Last year, that is in 2006, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (READ IN ORDER) Less than $10,000, 10 to under $20,000, 20 to under $30,000, 30 to under $40,000, 40 to under $50,000, 50 to under $75,000, 75 to under $100,000, 100 to under $150,000, $150,000 or more. @@Episcopal Among highest educated, highest income, most leaders of christians in USA\ %%Liberal Q. "How many conservative Episcopal priests does it take to screw in a = lightbulb?" A. "All three of them." Bishops join pro-Palestinian rally Episcopalians thought to be first local church leaders to join protest By Michael Paulson, Boston Globe Staff, 10/31/2001 @@Falling google search for "laying hands falling down" z82\clipim\2004\08\31\slain\slain.htm http://www.inplainsite.org/html/slain_in_the_spirit_2.html Being slain in the spirit ... hands are laid on an individual and they swoon or fall to the ground A catcher .. stands behind those receiving prayer. ... reason that people falling flat on their backs from an upright position are very liable to hurt themselves or others. People have been allegedly falling under the power since the 1760's. It was a common expression among the Shakers. It was one of the signs in the ministry of Maria Woodworth-Etter (1844-1924) the trance evangelist. http://members.iinet.net.au/~gregga/toronto/faq/carpet.html http://www.searchingtogether.org/articles/oconner/slain.htm Many today are enamored with a phenomenon called "slain in the spirit," which is sweeping through many denominations. The following article is from SEARCHING TOGETHER MAGAZINE , Spring 1996. Mikhaiel also includes statistics on the study of 350 people who were "healed" at Charles S. Price's revival in British Columbia. Following are the results of the six month follow-up study: 301 people remained sick, 39 died and 5 had become insane. Five claimed that they had remained healed. Do we find evidence that people ever "fell" in the presence of Jesus? Yes. However, not one incident is linked with the laying on of hands. NOT BIBLICAL BUT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BAD http://www.spirithome.com/slainman.html NOTES ON BEING 'SLAIN IN THE SPIRIT' 20 March 2003 One of the most common manifestations is that of being 'slain in the Spirit', when a person loses all motor control over their body and falls to the floor or ground. ... In none of these cases did it happen because anyone laid hands on or said prayers over anyone ...does not mean is that being 'slain in the Spirit' has to be seen as evil or bad. http://www.gobedo.com/slain.htm SLAIN IN THE SPIRIT z82\clipim\2004\08\31\false\false.htm many in the church would come to believe false doctrines. The pastor was putting his hands on the forehead of those in the congregation and they were falling backwards to the floor. It frightened my son and he got up and left. that were not saved and in judgment from God fell backward, no one catches them. http://www.layhands.com/SlainInTheSpirit.htm Is Falling Backwards a Sign of Judgment? TED BROOKS I WAS A FLAKEY PREACHER SAYS ONLY DEMON-POSESSED MANIFESTED SUCH FOOLISHNESS http://www.peterwade.com/articles/wade/slain2.shtml Slain by the Spirit? Ted Brooks, ... I Was A Flakey Preacher, "I have fallen 'under the power' .. fear of man and the fear of missing out was always the strongest reason to fall to the floor. Did Jesus cause people to fall under the power in His ministry? Did He see people laugh, bark, and roll as they received their healing? Did Jesus' anointing overcome them and send them flying? Did they fall down and shake or cry as He laid hands on them? Only the demon-possessed manifested such foolishness and Jesus told them to be quiet. He did not accept these manifestations as a normal part of His ministry." z82\clipim\2004\08\31\slainspirit\slainspirit.htm http://www.our.homewithgod.com/messiahbcphils/mbc_file110.html also "falling under the power'" "carpet time," "Holy Spirit glue," "soaking in the anointing," WARNING: Do not and never participate, never attend this deceiving and demonic doctrine of this evil movement!! LAYING OF HANDS SLAIN IN THE SPIRIT IS NOT SCRIPTURAL z82\clipim\2004\08\31\improvement2\improvement2.htm http://www.spiritualabuse.org/articles/improvements2.html?FACTNet why then, does she push people down when she lays hands on them? This is not scriptural "neither one of these scriptures make even the slightest mention of laying on of hands or even of being "slain in the spirit". "

@@Gay - see gay religion

@@Hypnotism MEDICINE LOOKS AT PEOPLE PUT UNDER A SPELL z82\clip\2004\09\hypnosis.txt email letter 9/14/2004 SCIENCE Edward Willett You are getting sleepy... Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815)... seems to have hypnotized ("mesmerized,") who sometimes acted as though they were having convulsions--or did other strange things. @@Important POOR, WOMEN, NONWHITE, SOUTH, WEST OLDER ARE MORE RELIGIOUS \doc\web\99\08\relig.wk1 Source: Gallup Organization as printed in American Demographics March 1996 p. 48 percent of adults age 18 older who say religion is very important to them in 1994 All Adults 60% Sex Men 50% Women 68% Age 18 to 29 48% 30 to 49 58% 50 to 64 67% 65 and older 73% Region East 56% Midwest 55% South 70% West 73% Race White 56% Nonwhite 80% Income Less than $20,000 70% $20,000 to $29,999 58% $30,000 to $49,999 61% $50,000 or over 46%

@@Income

doc940\increlig.xls Religion decreases with income How important is religion in your life? Very Fairly Not very important Under $20,000 67 24 9 $20-29,999 61 28 11 $30-49,999 55 30 15 $50-74,999 45 39 16 $75,000+ 45 35 20 New York Times / San Jose Mercury Jan 22, 1994 telephone interview of 3,829 age 18 and older in 1993 POOR, WOMEN, NONWHITE, SOUTH, WEST OLDER ARE MORE RELIGIOUS \doc\web\99\08\relig.wk1 Source: Gallup Organization as printed in American Demographics March 1996 p. 48 percent of adults age 18 older who say religion is very important to them in 1994 Income Less than $20,000 70% $20,000 to $29,999 58% $30,000 to $49,999 61% $50,000 or over 46%

@@Marriage

divrrelg.txt Married couples who go to church together have the lowest risk of divorce, but those where a single goes to church are higher than none, or of different beliefs, according to a study by Vaughan R.A. Call andtim B. Heaton of Brigham Young University "Odds and Ends" Wall Street Journal May 5, 1995 p. B1 Diane Crispell @@Moral CONSERVATIVE RELIGIONS MORE LIKELY TO CONSIDER BEHAVIOR IMMORAL z75\clip\2003\11\barna.txt Morality Continues to Decay November 3, 2003 http://www.barna.org/cgi-bin/PagePressRelease.asp?PressReleaseID=152 The Barna Research Group, Ltd. is an independent marketing research company located in southern California All Adults Evangelicals Born Again Other Faith Atheist/Agnostic Approval rates of : gambling 61% 27% 45% 69% 75% living with someone of the opposite sex with out being married, sometimes called co-habitation 60% 12% 49% 70% 87% enjoying sexual thoughts or fantasies about someone 59% 15% 49% 71% 78% having an abortion 45% 4% 33% 45% 71% having a sexual relationship with someone of the opposite sex to whom you are not married 42% 7% 35% 47% 69% looking at pictures of nudity or explicit sexual behavior 38% 5% 28% 49% 70% using profanity 36% 7% 29% 46% 68% getting drunk 35% 8% 24% 44% 61% having a sexual relationship with someone of the same sex 30% 5% 20% 41% 55% using drugs not prescribed by a medical doctor 17% 6% 11% 25% 38%

@@Mormon

Officially Church of Latter Day Saints - very strong traditional family values - believe in keeping geneology to baptize posthumously - believe Garden of Eden was in North America - highest life expectancy among white Americans - prohibition against smoking. alcohol - dimissed as cult by many mainstream Christians - once advocated polygamy before late 1800s - all males join priesthood at 12 - mandatory tour of duty as missionary - lobbies against smae sex marriage, equal rights amendment - was once accused of discriminating against African Americans %%Critical z68\clip\2003\07\mormbk.txt http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2003/07/26/mormons/print.html Latter-day sinners? Laura Miller Three new books -- including Jon Krakauer's latest -- take a look at some dark moments in the history of Mormonism and the violent effects of sexually rooted religious hysteria. Despite the church's squeaky-clean image, polygamy and violence are deeply entwined in the roots of the Mormon religion, as no less than three books published this summer attest.. ... when leaders get their marching orders straight from the Almighty is that members who quarrel with how things are being run have a tendency to start receiving their own contradictory commandments. That's why there are around 200 Mormon splinter groups throughout North America %%General z54\clip\2002\10\divmorm.txt Mormons Project Image as Diverse as Olympics http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/26/national/26MORM.html?pagewanted=print By LAURIE GOODSTEIN One- third of the 60,000 missionaries knocking on doors for the church are foreigners, and not all are evangelizing their own countrymen. Spaniards proselytize in Tokyo, Brazilians in Lagos and Filipinos in New Zealand. %%History 'Mormon America' is comprehensive history Sea Times Mar 5, 2000 M9 review of "Mormon America: The Power and the Promise" Richard N Ostling Joan K Ostling %%Sex \clip\96\02\relgsex.txt Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 09:17:05 -0400 TESTAMENTS 8-23 TESTAMENTS: Mormons Follow Teachings to Wait Until Marriage By DAVID BRIGGS AP Religion Writer 3/4 of Mormons vs only half of most other religions believe premarital intercourse is wrong, and they have a very low rate of premarital sex. Only 8% had cohabited with the opposite sex before marriage vs. 20% of conservative protestants and 45% of those with no religion. No religious affliation had the most sex and conflicts with sex. (Comment, I would guess this group has a very low rate of single parenthood, a very low rate of AIDS, and such high moral standards explains why this is the only group that can compare with Asian Americans in terms of sexual-related health and economic issues, but such an approach to solving social problems appears to be unacceptable to activists and academics) \priv\96b\08\mormexp.txt THE MORMON EXPERIENCE Celebrating 150 years in California \clip\96\01\mormnav.txt Despite prayers, a Navajo-Mormon culture clash New York Times Jul 24, 1996 In Utah Navajo reservation, 60% don't have electricity or running water. Half don't have jobs, over half don't have HS diplomas, 90% receive public assistance. Mormons by contrast are prosperous. >> "Utah, only more so" Economist 10/21/95 f012596. 67% of Utah are Mormons, 61% of new residents are also Mormon. You might check in Armand Mauss, _The Angel and the Beehive_ (Univ. of Illinois Press, 1994). I'm not sure he deals directly with the questions you are interested in, but he does cite plenty of sociological literature on the Mormons and discusses the notion of Mormons as an ethnic group. It would be a useful resource. Laurie Maffly-Kipp University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Maffly@email.unc.edu \priv\94\03\ time mormon articles %%Health priv\95\02\infmoral.txt - Mormons healthy because of moral values. Mormons have a higher life expectancy than other whites. "How About It Hillary?" Thomas Sowell, Forbes Jan 3, 94 p. 80 You might want to look at Ericksen's book on the Psychology of the Mormons. This would probably give a good indication of the nature of Mormon demographic analysis. Rob Omura Univ. of Calgary romura@acs.ucalgary.ca %%college \priv\96b\07\mormcoll.txt Mormons start a college after BYU fills up. %%Politics 5 MORMON SENATORS OUT OF 100 z56\clip\2002\05\mormsen.txt http://slate.msn.com/default.aspx?id=112974 5/2002 4 Republican and 4 Democratic mormon senators Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. ... were introduced as graduates of Brigham Young University. They're Mormons. the others are Sens. Robert Bennett, R-Utah; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; and Harry Reid, D-Nev.
%%Violence TWO BOOKS CRITICIZE VIOLENCE IN MORMON HISTORY z68\clip\2003\07\mormviol.txt Sunday, July 20, 2003 Books: Violence in the history of Mormonism By John Freeman Special to The Seattle Times DETAIL FROM BOOK JACKET OF "AMERICAN MASSACRE: THE TRAGEDY AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS, SEPTEMBER 1857" "American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857" by Sally Denton Knopf, [nearly 200 peaceful Arkansas farmers traveling through Utah territory were slaughtered by Mormon settlers.] $26.95 "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith" by Jon Krakauer Doubleday, $26 "Joseph Smith was known to carry several pistols and walked with a bulldog on a leash. He later traded the title of church president for "general." " "Under the Banner of Heaven," .. July 24, 1984, when two fundamentalist Mormons, Ron and Dan Lafferty, murdered their brother's wife, Brenda Lafferty, and her 15-month-old daughter, Erica, because they believed God instructed them to do so.

@@Muslim / @@Islam

%%General SEE CAIR'S REPORT, "The Mosque in America: A National Portrait," at: http://www.cair-net.org/mosquereport 2001 http://www.cair-net.org/mosquereport/Ethnicity_of_Muslims.htm 30% African Am 2% European 5% Other 25% Arab 3% African 33% South Central Asian 2% SouthEast Asian http://www.cair-net.org/mosquereport/Masjid_Study_Project_2000_Report.pdf The number of mosques and mosque participants are experiencing tremendous growth. On average, there are over 1,625 Muslims associated in some way with the religious life of each mosque. Half of mosques have 500 or more Muslims associated with them. The average attendance at Friday prayer is 292 persons. Median attendance is 135. The following table compares these figures with the 1994 Study. 2000 1994 Increase Number of Mosques 1209 962 25% Average Jum`ah Attendance 292 150 94% Total Associated per Mosque 1625 485 235% Total Associated with all Mosques 2 million 500,000 300% "Muslim religion gains recognition in U.S. Military" Seattle Times Dec 22, 1998 p. A11 Navy has built the first mosque on a US Navy base. 70% of US Military has declared a religious preference, 4,000 are Muslim, up from 2,500 in 1993 \clip\96\02\muslchap.txt Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 18:56:31 -0400 From: NewsHound@sjmercury.com (NewsHound) Navy Swears in First Muslim Chaplain WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Navy has its first Muslim chaplain: Lt.j.g. Monje Malak Abd al-Muta' Ali Noel Jr. In a 1995 survey, 2,400 Navy officers and enlisted personnel reported they were members of the Islamic faith, a Navy spokesman said. %%Population z54\clip\2001\11\usrelig.txt http://www.gc.cuny.edu/studies/aris_index.htm October 2001 Graduate Center Survey of Religion in America Complements U.S. Census Fifty-two percent of adults in America are Protestant, 24.5% are Catholic, and 14.1% adhere to no religion, according to the latest American Religious Identification Survey, 2001 ("ARIS 2001") just released by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Those giving their religion as Jewish are 1.3% and those as Muslim or Islamic are 0.5%. z53\clip\2001\10\fewmus.txt Studies Suggest Lower Count for Number of U.S. Muslims NYT October 25, 2001 By GUSTAV NIEBUHR a survey of religious affiliation among American adults, [funded by American Jewish Committee, CUNY Barry Kosmin] released yesterday by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, estimated that there were 1.1 million Muslim adults living in the United States (more than double the 500,000 Muslims found in a similar, sweeping survey done by the Graduate Center in 1990). [compared to claims as high as 1 million] 52 percent of adults identify themselves as Protestants, 25 percent as Roman Catholics, 1.3 percent as religious Jews. An additional 14 percent said they had no religion. z53\clip\2001\10\muslim.txt GROUP: MUSLIM POPULATION OVERSTATED By RACHEL ZOLL, The Associated Press, 10/22/2001 NEW YORK (AP) - The American Jewish Committee says the best estimate of Muslims in the United States is 2.8 million at most, compared to the 6 million figure used by many researchers and Muslim organizations. [ compare to 6 million jews] %%Science CHE 57n41: Does Islam Stand Against Science? http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Islam-Stand-Against/127924/ June 19, 2011 By Steve Paulson but there's one point that nearly everyone acknowledges: Science in the Muslim world is now in a sorry state. "It's dismal," says Taner Edis, a Turkish-American physicist at Truman State University, in Missouri. "Right now, if all Muslim scientists working in basic science vanished from the face of the earth, the rest of the scientific community would barely notice." Data collected by the World Bank and Unesco confirm this bleak assessment. A study of 20 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference found that these countries spent 0.34 percent of their gross domestic product on scientific research from 1996 to 2003, which was just one-seventh of the global average. Those Muslim countries have fewer than 10 scientists, engineers, and technicians for every 1,000 people, compared with the world average of 40, and 140 for the developed world. And they contribute only about 1 percent of the world's published scientific papers. Another study of OIC nations found that scientists in 17 Arabic-speaking countries produced a total of 13,444 scientific publications in 2005, which was 2,000 fewer than what just Harvard University produced. %%Wahhabi z52\clip\2001\09\wahabi.txt Ground Zero and the Saudi connection Foreign Affairs News Keywords: TERRORISM, ISLAM, WAHHABISM, OSAMA BIN LADEN Source: The Spectator Published: 22 September 2001 Author: Stephen Schwartz Not all Muslims are suicide bombers, but all Muslim suicide bombers are Wahhabis — except, perhaps, for some disciples of atheist leftists posing as Muslims in the interests of personal power, such as Yasser Arafat or Saddam Hussein. Wahhabism is the Islamic equivalent of the most extreme Protestant sectarianism.

@@Nation of Islam

religion.islam \priv\95\04\natislam.txt \priv\95\14\islmwhit.txt NY Times 10/22/95 Internet duel: Nation of Islam vs. white racists
@@No Religion NO RELIGION PREFERENCE DOUBLED FROM 4 TO 17 PERCENT 1991-2000 z56\clip\2002\05\norelig.txt 10-May-2002 American Sociological Association press release Steep rise in 'no religion' preference is forged by politics and demographics In their April article, “Why More Americans Have No Religious Preference: Politics and Generations,” co-authors Michael Hout and Claude Fischer* report The proportion of Americans reporting “no religious preference” doubled from 7 percent to an unprecedented level of 14 percent between 1991 and 2000, according to research by University of California-Berkeley sociologists published in the current issue of the American Sociological Review. @@Opinion z49\clip\2001\06\relisurv.txt June 2001 RELIGION UPDATE By George Gallup Jr. Traditional Beliefs About Bible Losing Ground Biblical Literalism 27% vs. 65% in 1963 Bible is book of fables 20% (highest recorded) Inspired word of God 49% 93% of households own one Bible, median 4 54% own King James 26% read bible weekly z47\clip\2001\01\relpoll.txt Most Americans See Benefits in Religion, a Poll Shows http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/10/national/10RELI.html January 10, 2001 By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Public Agenda Poll: 84% evangelicals said Satan was behind the fight against religion in public life. 24% are Evangelical Christians 53% moment of silence 20% mention god 6% mention Jesus 19% no prayer http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com Wednesday, January 10, 2001 Poll: Political, religious mix is worrisome By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion Writer "Religion is the best way to strengthen moral behavior and family values, 69 percent of those polled said. Decreasing greed, materialism and crime, increasing volunteering and charity work, and better child-rearing are likely if "many more Americans were to become deeply religious," participants said by majorities ranging from 69 percent to 87 percent. "

@@Persecution

NY TIMES TAKES ON PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN ASIA AND AFRICA \clip\97\11\perschris.txt A.M. Rosenthal, major columnist of the New York Times, has taken an interest in persecuted Christians. New York Times April 29, 1997 ON MY MIND / By A.M. ROSENTHAL The Well Poisoners

@@Politics

%%Cabinet \doc\96\08\clindivr.wk1 Clinton Cabinet Diversity Analysis by Arthur Hu Sources: "WASPs losing grip on Cabinet as Clinton extends diversity" Seattle Times Dec 21, 1996 New Cabinet a Picture of U.S An AP News Analysis President Completes Second-Term Team By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 21 1996; Page A01 The Washington Post Clinton 1997 Cabinet Diversity Ranking 2 14.3% 2.0% 7.14jews 3 21.4% 12.0% 1.79blacks (-1) 7 50.0% 35.0% 1.43white non-hispanic men 10 71.4% 50.0% 1.43men 1 7.1% 5.0% 1.43hispanic male --------- Over Represented --------------------------- 4 28.6% 28.0% 1.02catholics 10 71.4% 72.0% -1.01white 2 14.3% 15.0% -1.05white male protestants 1 7.1% 10.1% -1.41hispanic (-1) 4 28.6% 50.0% -1.75women (+1) 0 0.0% 3.0% 0.00asian (1 would be 2.38) Jews (7.1) and Blacks (1.8) and white non-Hispanic men (1.43) are over-represented, but whites are only equal to population when they are better qualified (-1.01). Hispanics are also close to parity. Asians would be over-represented if they had even one, but would be "correct" averaged over two terms if they had one in either term. This cabinet still conforms to the rule that Catholics are 28% of everything, no matter what you look at. %%Congress doc931:congrel.wk1 - Congress and Senate by religion and race doc937:congrel2.wk1 - more religion \doc\web\2010\10\cacongress92.xls California Congress and Religion Analysis by Arthur Hu June 1992 (San Jose Ca, now Bothell Wa 2010) Religion by National Survey of Religious Identification CUNY Graduate center Barry Kosmin Parity: 2.0 means twice as much, -2.0 means one-half House CA pop Parity Rank by representation Christian Scientist 1 2.2% 0.1% 22.2 Unitarians 2 4.4% 0.3% 14.8 Episcopalians 5 11.1% 1.8% 6.2 Jewish 6 13.3% 2.3% 5.8 Mormons 3 6.7% 2.2% 3.0 Lutherans 2 4.4% 3.7% 1.2 United Methodist 2 4.4% 3.9% 1.1 Presbyterians 2 4.4% 4.4% 1.0 Baptist 4 8.9% 10.0% -1.1 Roman Catholics 10 22.2% 28.0% -1.3 Methodist 2 4.4% 7.7% -1.7 Protestants 4 8.9% 29.8% -3.4 Unaffliated 1 2.2% 13.0% -5.9 Christian 1 2.2% Total 45 100.0% Jewish members were Barbara Boxer, Tom Lantos, Henry Waxman, Mel Levine, Anthony Beilenson and Howard Berman. Figures from the Almanac of American Politics 2992 Batone and Ujifusa published by National Journal %%conservative doc93b:relgcons.xls - conservative poll on religion %%party \clip\96\04\cathclin.txt Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 17:04:19 -0400 White Catholics Back Clinton in Key Religious Swing Vote With AP Graphic By DAVID BRIGGS AP Religion Writer \doc\95\07\relgpart.wk1 - Religion and Political Party "Portrait of Religion in U.S. Holds Dozens of Surprises" New York Times April 10, 1991 p.A1 Source: The Graduate School and University of the City University of New York Telephone Survey of 113,000 households from April 1989 to April 1990 by Barry Kosmin Percentage of Religion Identifying with Party Democrat Republican Ratio Jewish 43% 22% 1.95 Baptist 43% 27% 1.59 Pentecostal 38% 27% 1.41 Catholic 38% 27% 1.41 Methodist 35% 36% -1.03 Presbyteria 28% 44% -1.57 Lutheran 26% 37% -1.42 Episcopalia 25% 41% -1.64 Mormon 23% 51% -2.22

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%%united states SUMMARY
\doc\95\12\racereli.wk1 US Population by Religion US Pop Source Belongs to church 54.0% CUNY 2001 Baptist 19.0% CUNY Buddist 0.4% CUNY E Orthod 0.4% UCLA Episcopal 2.0% Gallup Islamic 0.5% CUNY Jewish 1.8% CUNY 1990 Jewish 1.4% CUNY 2001 LDS Mormon 1.4% CUNY Lutheran 6.0% Gallup Methodist 9.0% Gallup Presbyterian 3.0% Gallup Quaker 0.05% YACC Rom Catholic 28.0% Gallup Rom Catholic 24.5% CUNY 2001 Sev Day Advent 0.3% YACC United Ch Christ 0.7% YACC Oth Protestant 18.0% Gallup Oth Religion 3.5% Gallup None 9.0% Gallup None 14.1% CUNY 2001 Born-Again 30.0% Gallup Protestant 57.0% Gallup Protestant 52.0% CUNY 2001 Sources: Gallup - Gallup poll CUNY - City University of New York - The National Survey of Religio YACC - Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, 1988 CUNY 2001 RELIGIOUS SURVEY z54\clip\2001\11\usrelig.txt http://www.gc.cuny.edu/studies/aris_index.htm October 2001 Graduate Center Survey of Religion in America Complements U.S. Census Fifty-two percent of adults in America are Protestant, 24.5% are Catholic, and 14.1% adhere to no religion, according to the latest American Religious Identification Survey, 2001 ("ARIS 2001") just released by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Those giving their religion as Jewish are 1.3% and those as Muslim or Islamic are 0.5%. 54% of the adult population in America reside in a household where either they themselves or someone else belongs to a church, or temple, synagogue or mosque or some other type of place of worship. Key findings: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/studies/key_findings.htm Z54\clip\2001\11\keyfind.htm z53\clip\2001\10\fewmus.txt Studies Suggest Lower Count for Number of U.S. Muslims NYT October 25, 2001 By GUSTAV NIEBUHR a survey of religious affiliation among American adults, [funded by American Jewish Committee] released yesterday by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, estimated that there were 1.1 million Muslim adults living in the United States (more than double the 500,000 Muslims found in a similar, sweeping survey done by the Graduate Center in 1990). [compared to claims as high as 1 million] 52 percent of adults identify themselves as Protestants, 25 percent as Roman Catholics, 1.3 percent as religious Jews. An additional 14 percent said they had no religion. WASHINGTON 2ND LAST IN CHURCH GOING, CATHOLICS #1, LDS #2 IN WA z58\clip\2002\09\piechur.txt Sources: The News Tribune - Tacoma, WA september 18, 2002 Its tepid churchgoing habits drop Washington to 49th in nation Steve Maynard; The News Tribune Study the Glenmary Research Center in Nashville,Tenn. Highest ranking states: 74.7 Utah 73.2 N. Dakota 67.8 S. Dakota Lowest ranking states: 31.3 Oregon 33.3 Washington 34.3 Nevada, Alaska http://www.gopbi.com/partners/pbpost/epaper/editions/wednesday/martin_stlucie_d388402e625e506500a4.html z58\clip\2002\09\piechur.txt By Elizabeth Clarke, Palm Beach FL Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 18, 2002 the only census of religious participation at the county level in the nation, is published every 10 years by the Glenmary Research Center. The center, which is a research arm of a Catholic missionary group based in Nashville, invited 285 religious bodies to participate but received reports from just 149 denominations. The information was provided by the denominations Key national findings include the following breakdown: * Protestants, 66 million. * Catholics, 62 million. * Jews, 6 million. * Mormons, 4 million. * Muslims, 1.6 million. * Eastern Christians, nearly 1 million. * Unitarian Universalists, 180,000. * Eastern religions, 150,000. From www.sfgate.com: Top 15 faiths in United States by number of adherents Faith Adherents 1. Catholic 62,035,045 2. Southern Baptist Convention 19,881,467 3. United Methodist 10,350,629 4. Jewish 6,141,325 5. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 5,113,418 6. The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints 4,224,026 7. Presbyterian 3,141,566 8. Assemblies of God 2,561,998 9. Lutheran Missouri Synod 2,521,062 10. Episcopal 2,314,756 11. American Baptist 1,767,462 12. United Church of Christ 1,698,918 13. Churches of Christ 1,645,584 14. Muslim (estimate) 1,559,294 15. Christian Churches 1,439,253 Source: Glenmary Research Center z58\clipim\2002\09\regmap\regmap.htm http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/religion/story/4447821p-5468830c.html America: A religious mosaic Sacramento area below average in church affiliation By Jennifer Garza -- Sacrmento Bee Staff Writer Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Color maps, charts. Shows Catholics #1, LDS #2 national and bay area. %%world doc\94\12\worlrelg.wk1 - world religious population

@@Race

\doc\95\12\racereli.wk1 DOC921:RACERELI.XLS Race and Religion - UCLA Pew Forum Survey: http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/table-ethnicity-by-tradition.pdf Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life / U.S. Religious Landscape Survey Race by Religious Tradition Non-Hispanic White Black Asian Other/Mixed Latino N % % % % % Total Population 71 11 3 3 12 35,101 Total Protestants 74 16 1 3 5 18,753 Members of Evangelical Prot. Churches 81 6 2 4 7 9,380 Members of Mainline Protestant Churches 91 2 1 3 3 7,383 Members of Hist. Black Prot. Churches 2 92 0 1 4 1,990 Catholic 65 2 2 2 29 7,987 Mormon 86 3 1 3 7 571 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 87 2 1 3 7 547 Jehovah’s Witness 48 22 0 5 24 212 Orthodox 87 6 2 3 1 358 Greek Orthodox 95 3 0 1 2 167 Other Christian 77 11 0 8 4 126 Jewish 95 1 0 2 3 671 Reform 95 0 1 1 3 309 Conservative 96 1 0 1 2 218 Muslim* 37 24 20 15 4 1,030 Buddhist 53 4 32 5 6 405 Hindu 5 1 88 4 2 255 Other Faiths 80 2 1 13 5 436 Unitarian and Other Liberal Faiths 88 2 2 5 4 291 New Age 84 1 0 10 5 113 Unaffiliated 73 8 4 4 11 4,955 Atheist 86 3 4 2 5 499 Agnostic 84 2 4 4 6 817 Secular Unaffiliated 79 5 4 4 8 1,971 Religious Unaffiliated 60 16 2 5 17 1,668 * From “Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream,” Pew Research Center, 2007 Due to rounding, rows may not add to 100. Question: Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? [IF HISPANIC ASK:] Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? [IF NON-HISPANIC ASK:] What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other?

@@Rate

Hugh Harvest National Review West 2/10/97 p. 8 40% of American people attend church, synagogue or mosque, nearly 90% profess belief in god. @@Reformed Church (Jim Chapin 4/2002 h-bd@yahoogroups.com) Reformed Church in America is a Calvinist sect, originally Dutch. About 300,000 members. Web site is rca.org

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"Scientists put beliefs under their microscopes" Seattle Post Intelligencer April 3, 1997 [F040497] (New York Times) Edward Larson of the University of Georgia repeated a famous 1916 survey, finding 40% then and now of biologists, physicists and mathematicians believed in a God who communicates with mankind and responds to prayer, with 15% in in either survey being agnostic, and 42% in 1916 and 45% did not agree according to the definition.

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CA CONGRESS BY RACE AND RELIGION doc923:cacorel.wk1 - CA Congress and Religion Analysis by Arthur Hu, San Jose CA June 1992 .prn text file George Neville-Neil writes One reason for that might be that they aren't. Both are Roman-Catholics. And for those who care here is the religious divison of the California House Delegation (fourty-five delegates, not 16 !). Parity: 2.0 means 2 times, -2.0 means 1/2 House CA Parity Roman Catholics 10 28.9% 28.0% 1.0 Jewish 6 13.3% 2.3% 5.8 Episcopalians 5 11.1% 1.8% 6.2 Baptist 4 10.0% 10.0% 1.0 Protestants 4 8.9% 29.8% -3.4 Mormons 3 6.7% 2.2% 3.0 Lutherans 2 4.4% 3.7% 1.2 Methodist 2 4.4% 7.7% -1.7 Presbytarians 2 4.4% 4.4% 1.0 Unitarians 2 4.4% 0.3% 16.8 United Methodists 2 4.4% 3.9% 1.1 Christian 1 2.2% Christian Scientist 1 2.2% 0.1% 18.2 Unaffiliated 1 2.2% 13.0% -5.9 Total 45100.0% National Survey of Religious Identification CUNY Graduate Center, Barry Kosmin The jewish members are: Barbara Boxer, Tom Lantos, Henry Waxman, Mel Levine, Anthony Beilenson and Howard Berman. But doesn't that mean that although jewish people are only one little more than one seventh of the congressional delegation, they make up a full 40% of the major democratic candidates for the california senate in the primaries and at least 50% in the general elections ? What can this mean ? And the other fascinating facts: Pop'92 Blacks 4 8.9% 7.0% Women 3 6.7% 50.0% Asians 2 4.4% 10.0% Japanese-Am 2 4.4% 1.0% Other Asians Less Than 1 2.2% 0.09 Let's sort everybody by parity rate House CA Parity Christian Scientist 1 2.2% 0.1% 18.2 Unitarians 2 4.4% 0.3% 16.8 Episcopalians 5 11.1% 1.8% 6.2 Jewish 6 13.3% 2.3% 5.8 Japanese-Am 2 4.4% 1.0% 4.4 Mormons 3 6.7% 2.2% 3.0 Blacks 4 8.9% 7.0% 1.3 Lutherans 2 4.4% 3.7% 1.2 United Methodists 2 4.4% 3.9% 1.1 Roman Catholics 10 28.9% 28.0% 1.0 Presbytarians 2 4.4% 4.4% 1.0 Baptist 4 10.0% 10.0% 1.0 Methodist 2 4.4% 7.7% -1.7 Asians 2 4.4% 10.0% -2.3 Protestants 5 11.1% 29.8% -2.7 Other Asian < 1 2.2% 9.0% -4.1 Unaffiliated 1 2.2% 13.0% -5.9 Women 3 6.7% 50.0% -7.5 Now we see who's really in power in relation to their size. What do people have against people with no religion?? The Episcopalians and Unitarians are super-WASPs. Blacks are ahead of most Christian groups, not just Asians! Women fall dead last. Catholics are average is just about everything. txt file DOC931:CONGREL.XLS,.WK1,.PRN - US Congress by religion How different religions compare... Catholics largest bloc in Congress San Jose Mercuty Dec 12, 1992 p. 11G National Survey of Religious Identification 1990 CUNY Graduate School Barry A. Kosmin Comparisons by Arthur Hu Ranked by Rate Pct Pop Rate Total 522 Episcopalians 50 9.6% 1.7% 5.63 Unitarian 7 1.3% 0.3% 5.07 Jewish 42 8.0% 1.8% 4.47 Presbyterians 54 10.3% 2.8% 3.69 United Church 14 2.7% 1.0% 2.68 Methodists 70 70 13.4% 8.0% 1.68 Mormon 12 2.3% 1.4% 1.64 Catholic 141 142 27.0% 26.2% 1.03 Lutheran 21 4.0% 5.2% -1.29 Baptists 62 59 11.9% 19.4% -1.63 None 20 3.8% 7.5% -1.96 OthProtes 29 5.6% 20.5% -3.70 Episcopalians, Unitarians, and Jews lead at 4.5 to 5.6 times their population. Catholics (as usual) are average in everything. At the bottom are the Baptists, No Religion, and Other Protestants. Source: Catholics largest bloc in Congress San Jose Mercury Dec 12, 1992 p. 11G Analysis by Arthur Hu Relig pop from National Survey of Religious Identification 1990 CUNY Graduate School Barry A. Kosmin Comparisons by Arthur Hu Pct Pop Rate Total 522 Ranked by Rate Episcopalians 50 9.6% 1.7% 5.63 Unitarian 7 1.3% 0.3% 5.07 Jewish 42 8.0% 1.8% 4.47 Presbyterians 54 10.3% 2.8% 3.69 United Church 14 2.7% 1.0% 2.68 Methodists 70 70 13.4% 8.0% 1.68 Mormon 12 2.3% 1.4% 1.64 White 1.21 Catholic 141 142 27.0% 26.2% 1.03 Lutheran 21 4.0% 5.2% -1.29 Baptists 62 59 11.9% 19.4% -1.63 Black -1.66 None 20 3.8% 7.5% -1.96 Hispanic -3.48 OthProtes 29 5.6% 20.5% -3.70 Women 47 9.0% 50.0% -5.55 Asian -5.91 Native Am 0.00 Episcopalians, Unitarians, and Jews lead at 4.5 to 5.6 times their population. Catholics (as usual) are average in everything. At the bottom are the Baptists, No Religion, and Other Protestants. Senate 50 50 Japanese 2 2 4.0 0.3 10.57 Men 44 47 88.0 50.0 1.76 White 47 48 94.0 74.5 1.26 Asian 2 2 4.0 3.6 -1.14 Women 6 3 13.6 50.0 -6.45 Black 1 0 2.0 12.0 -7.57 Hispanic 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.00 @@Sikh These are the Indian men in turbans often stereotyped in the US as taxicab drivers and confused with Muslims z45\clip\2000\10\sikh.txt http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com Monday, October 16, 2000 Strange twists in Sikh's upcoming murder trial "The Sikh religion was founded in 1469 by Guru Nanak, the first of 10 gurus, or teachers, who have interpreted a faith that began in the Punjabi region in northern India amid conflict between Muslims and Hindus. Sikhism emphasizes belief in a universal God and human rights. Adherents opposed the caste system in India, a belief that resulted in worshippers sitting together on the floor of the sanctuary, eating a communal meal. " @@Success Are Calvinists Predestined to Succeed? http://www.success-and-culture.net/articles/calvin.shtml z75\clipim\2004\02\calvin\calvin.htm Table 23 Religion Average Net Worth for USA Protestant $122,500 Catholic $148,470 Catholics 21% higher Table 34 Religion US incomes Catholic 2% higher than US average Protestant 1.6% lower than US average Catholics 3.7% higher Table 4a5 Group US incomes Irish Catholic 8.8% higher than US average Irish Protestant 1.6% higher than US average Irish Catholics 7% higher Table 4b Group US incomes German Catholic 3.4% higher than US average German Protestant 1.6% higher than US average German Catholics 1.7% higher http://www.success-and-culture.net/articles/incomes.shtml US Incomes by Race, Ethnicity and Religion z75\clipim\2004\02\byreligion\byreligion.htm @@Tithe Seattle Times z68\clip\2003\06\tithe.txt http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=tithe21m&date=20030621&query=tithe Saturday, June 21, 2003 Tithers becoming rare in American churches By K. Connie Kang Los Angeles Times "Elderly women on welfare, who get about $700 a month in government checks, are among the most faithful, he says. " "You see a whole bunch of $70 contributions about the time they get their checks," he says. "That stirs your heart." "Yet they've been giving one-tenth of their gross income to their church for the past 20 years — even when Jim Darrell was laid off. " @@Tongue, Speaking http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/char/speaking.htm z82\clipim\2004\08\speaking\speaking.htm we should consider some of the reasons why Bible-based Christians cannot join this movement. Several points, which we will discuss briefly, condemn the present-day tongues movement as not being of God. http://www.bible.ca/su-tongues-today.htm Bible Tongue Speaking and Modern Impostors! Tongue Speaking of today is not the tongue speaking of the Bible. Spoke a known language. Acts 2:8 / Today don't even claim to use known languages. Were understood. Acts 2:6; I Cor. 14:19 / Don't claim to understand today. http://www.wcg.org/lit/booklets/tongues/forbid.htm Worldwide Church of God Answer: We do not forbid tongues speaking. We forbid it only during worship services. Paul had to write an entire chapter (1 Cor. 14) of guidelines. http://skepdic.com/glossol.html Skeptics Dictionary In charismatic Christian communities glossolalia is sacred and referred to as "speaking in tongues" or having "the gift of tongues." @@Unitarians #1 scoring SAT group WSJ 4/29/2002 Unitarian Universalist Association 1209 4/2002 h-bd members comment "that a considerable fraction of Unitarians are lapsed or intermarried Jews from a couple of generations ago, usually the best educated and most successful ones"... -- a large percentage of Unitarians are ethnically Jewish! These folks are typically from the left-wing tradition of the 30's, which means from their POV they don't want to be part of religion that acknowledges a Creator... so they become Unitarians where they don't have to believe anything, but still have a community and hear about how to behave to improve society. one fellow finds no link to Tay Sachs disease, he doesnt' buy it. @@WASP WASP origin Digby Baltzell coined the term about the US ruling elite (http://www.sas.upenn.edu/sasalum/newsltr/spring2001/dean.html) @@Wicca http://www.theatlantic.com/cgi-bin/o/issues/2001/01/allen.htm J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 1 The Scholars and the Goddess In all probability, not a single element of the Wiccan story is true. The evidence is overwhelming that Wicca is a distinctly new religion, a 1950s concoction influenced by such things as Masonic ritual and a late-nineteenth-century fascination with the esoteric and the occult, and that various assumptions informing the Wiccan view of history are deeply flawed
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