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. (^_^)

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  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.

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  3. Arnold3:05 PM

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