22 September 2008

a few statistics ...

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Did you know? . . .

  • There are over 13 million Mormons worldwide?
  • There are more Mormons in the CIA and the FBI than members of any other religion?
  • There are 3,000 Mosques and Muslim community centers in the U.S., over half of which were founded just in the last twenty years . . . and that there are over seven million Muslims in the U.S.?
  • One third of incarcerated African-Americans are converts to the Muslim faith?

Did you know? . . .

  • The second largest belief group in the U.S. is "the non-religious" or the "un-churched" (i.e. secular, humanist, atheist, agnostic). The total number of non-religious or non-affiliated is roughly 16%, or 48 million people. That outnumbers Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and every other faith tradition except Christianity. It's also more than the number of African-Americans or gays and lesbians in this country. 

Did you know? . . .

  • There is only one openly agnostic/atheist or secular congressman or senator? Rep. Bernie Sanders (Vermont independent—go figure :) 

Did you know? ...

  • 73% of Statesians responded in a Gallup poll in 2005 that they believe in the paranormal?
  • 41% believe in E.S.P?
  • 37% believe that houses can be haunted by ghosts?
  • One quarter of all Statesians believe in astrology?
  • The poll also shows that 42%, nearly half, believe that people can sometimes be possesed by the devil?


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