Saturday, April 30, 2011

Decline in confidence that God exists

Once every two years the Inductivist gets giddy with excitement when the new GSS comes out. As a first plunge into the new data, let's look at trends in confidence in the existence of God.

















The shrinking purple section (if I were a girl, I'd know the precise name for that color) indicates that "knowing that God exists" has been on the decrease over the past decade. On the other hand, I wouldn't make any long-term predictions. Most of the experts sixty years ago predicted the imminent death of religion.

4 comments:

  1. @inductivist - "The shrinking purple section (if I were a girl, I'd know the precise name for that color)...."

    it looks like electric magenta to me -- at least on my monitor. (^_^)

    ReplyDelete
  2. "Most of the experts sixty years ago predicted the imminent death of religion."

    Those stubborn religionists responded/ignored the prediction by outbreeding the experts.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Arnold3:05 PM

    Thank you for this post, really worthwhile data.
    North Saanich apartments

    ReplyDelete

Allelic variants found only in populations of African ancestry predict kidney disease and preeclampsia in blacks

Study Link Black women in the United States and Africa are at an increased risk for preeclampsia. Allelic variants in the gene for apolip...