Religious belief drops

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May 20th, 2023 at 12:24:57 PM permalink
rxwine
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Öthe share of Americans who associate with religion dropped by 11 points.

People are not fleeing organized religion at equal rates across the United States. Instead, there are regions of the country where religious adherence is still relatively robust, while other areas have seen a wholesale abandoning of organized religion. We know this because of the tireless work of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Every 10 years, they contact as many religious denominations as they can and ask to see their official membership records. This data provides an unprecedented look at where religion is growing and declining in the United States.

The 2020 U.S. Religion Census, which was released late last year, reveals that religion is taking a beating across the middle part of the country. When comparing the rate of religious adherents in 2020 versus 2010, a fascinating pattern emerges, illuminating the political relevance of the shifting religious landscape: Democrats are making gains in areas where religion is fading (the census defines non-religious as the percentage of a countyís population that does not show up on the rolls of any religious organization in that county) and Republicans are increasing their vote share in places where houses of worship are gaining new members.

When people think about where religion is declining, itís likely they point to regions like the Pacific Northwest or New England. But the drops in adherents in those parts of the country are fairly modest compared to other regions of the United States.


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May 20th, 2023 at 1:38:05 PM permalink
ams288
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Good news.

Religion is a mental illness. Talking with people who arenít there should get you sent to a psych ward.
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May 20th, 2023 at 1:44:25 PM permalink
DoubleGold
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If this is a Ryan Burge article because he's selling a book, here is his Twitter page showing more info than you posted:

https://twitter.com/ryanburge
May 20th, 2023 at 1:45:16 PM permalink
missedhervee
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*justification for a religious war*

"My imaginary friend can beat up your imaginary friend."
May 21st, 2023 at 5:29:16 AM permalink
SOOPOO
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Quote: ams288
Good news.

Religion is a mental illness. Talking with people who arenít there should get you sent to a psych ward.


Iíve described the signs and symptoms of religious belief to people who clearly understand it could be classified as a psychiatric illness. Until I point out that I was describing religious beliefs. Then they say Ďitís differentí.
May 21st, 2023 at 11:35:49 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: SOOPOO
Iíve described the signs and symptoms of religious belief to people who clearly understand it could be classified as a psychiatric illness. Until I point out that I was describing religious beliefs. Then they say Ďitís differentí.


The same people who say religious belief is a psychiatric illness will fight to the death over the same fact applying to gender confusion. Being confused over what gender you are is just as much a mental illness as religion is, unless you're a Libby of course. Just like religion, believe whatever you want to believe in private, just don't try to shove it down our throats that your God is the only God or that you were born a man but are now a woman. Save that crap for your shrink because we're sick of it.
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May 21st, 2023 at 12:44:46 PM permalink
ams288
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Funnily enough, derailing every single thread with unrelated gender nonsense is ANOTHER sign of severe mental illness.
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May 21st, 2023 at 1:39:20 PM permalink
DoubleGold
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Religion could be the remedy of mental illness.

It could be correlated that the drop-off in religion referred to in the OP, and a change in society, such as the transsexual movement, young men being single, fentanyl drug addiction, gen-Z suicide rates, marijuana legalization, etc.


Here's one simple example:

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The Twelve Steps

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol ó that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
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https://www.aa.org/the-twelve-steps

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May 21st, 2023 at 1:39:26 PM permalink
missedhervee
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Quote: Evenbob
Being confused over what gender you are is just as much a mental illness as religion is, unless you're a Libby of course.


J. Edgar Hoover was gay and liked to cross-dress: what a republican.

But he kept it in the closet: "atta boy, don't want to embarrass the Grand Old Party..."
May 21st, 2023 at 2:13:14 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: ams288
Funnily enough, derailing every single thread with unrelated gender nonsense is ANOTHER sign of severe mental illness.


50% of the nation turned gay after homosexuality became more normalized. If you have kids use some pronouns they all may change gender.

yes, sarcasm.
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