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(Boing Boing)   Map shows second most popular religion in each state behind Christianity. Whee, doggy. Check out the south   (boingboing.net) divider line 39
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2014-06-06 04:49:59 PM
8 votes:

Bluemookie: Mormons couldn't even carry their own state?  For shame!  Wasn't really expecting Scientology to carry FL either.


Mormons are nominally Christians.
2014-06-06 05:15:58 PM
5 votes:
wait for the blacks to realize that in arabic (islam) they are called slaves and not regarded as equals.
2014-06-06 04:48:55 PM
5 votes:
lots of black muslims. Nation of Islam, etc.
2014-06-06 04:47:44 PM
5 votes:
Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.
2014-06-06 04:44:12 PM
5 votes:
I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.
2014-06-06 06:11:15 PM
4 votes:

Slypork: I would have figured more Jews in California considering they run the entertainment industry.


There's a shiatload of people out here who are Buddhist and completely serious about it. I always thought it was a bandwagon thing that actors and wannabes got into. Nope, they actually go to meetings and discuss the teachings of Buddha and try to live it.

It's really weird.

/I'm from the south, prefer weird Buddhists over jerk Baptists
2014-06-06 05:13:27 PM
4 votes:
It would have been nice to link to the recent Washington Post article that shows this map and others, that everybody is discussing.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/04/the-second -l argest-religion-in-each-state/
The second-largest religion in each state


Several people question the accuracy of its data, eg:
http://marksilk.religionnews.com/2014/06/06/map-wrong/
This map is wrong

The only trouble is that none of the above is true.
How do I know this? The map comes from the 2010 U.S. Religious Census taken by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. The Religious Census is based on self-reporting by religious bodies, a means of data collection that, depending on the body, ranges from highly accurate to wildly conjectural and self-serving. It is, in the aggregate, far less accurate than large random phone surveys that ask individuals to give their religious identity.
Thus, in 2008, Pew's Religious Landscape Study showed more than twice as many Jews as "Other World Religions" (Sikhs, Jains, and others as well as Baha'is) in South Carolina. It showed more than four times as many Jews as Hindus in Delaware, and more than twice as many Jews and twice as many Buddhists as Hindus in Arizona. It showed over six times as many Jews as Muslims in Florida and over four times as many in Illinois.
...
By far the largest non-Christian group in American society is composed of those who disclaim any religious identity. These self-identified Nones now represent roughly 20 percent of the adult population.
2014-06-06 05:40:50 PM
3 votes:

Circusdog320: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 800x600]

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/photos/ovaloffice.asp


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2014-06-06 05:01:25 PM
3 votes:
All this fighting over a fairy tale!
2014-06-06 04:42:58 PM
3 votes:
It's almost like they have some kind of common ground.
2014-06-06 02:45:01 PM
3 votes:
Interesting.

i.dailymail.co.uk
2014-06-07 03:44:18 AM
2 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.


No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.
2014-06-06 08:06:14 PM
2 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.


Wrong..it's Popeyes
2014-06-06 05:33:43 PM
2 votes:

Luven: The Florida one surprises me the most, more Muslims than Jews in Florida? No way is that right.


A lot of them are snowbirds from NY/NJ. Depending on what time of year the survey was done, or what state they claim residence in, that could effect things.
2014-06-06 05:26:25 PM
2 votes:
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2014-06-06 05:05:28 PM
2 votes:

APO_Buddha: letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.

Not according to Evangelicals


Was talking to a friend about another friend of ours (who's a religious studies PhD - candidate at the time), and I mentioned something about him being Christian and my bud responded

"He's not Christian, he's Catholic"

That was the first I ever heard of that distinction - I'm southern, my commenting friend is from Indiana, so I assumed it was a mid Western thing.

/it wasn't said pejoratively; they're best buds
2014-06-06 05:03:42 PM
2 votes:

letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.


That whizzing sound is the joke that went over your head.

Big_Fat_Liar: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

They looked at religions, not cults.


Zing.
2014-06-06 04:57:58 PM
2 votes:
The Florida one surprises me the most, more Muslims than Jews in Florida? No way is that right.
2014-06-06 04:47:35 PM
2 votes:

Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.


Catholics are nominally Christian.
2014-06-07 05:46:54 PM
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: Bareefer Obonghit: Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.

Wrong..it's Popeyes


Uh oh; a religious war.  Besides, you're both wrong; it's Football.
2014-06-07 01:20:32 PM
1 votes:

TheJoe03: the1hatman: TheJoe03: Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.

So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.

Considered by who? They follow Christ so they are christian. What is so hard to understand about that? Do Muslims or Jews? No? Well then they're not.

Doesn't matter if Baptists, Protestants, shakers, quakers, candlestickmakers or any other strain of J-train riders like the idea or not. They use the same bible, have the same messiah and pray to the same god. Sure they have some details that set them apart but so do all the other denominations.

Jesus is one of the most important prophets in Islam. Mormonism diverges a lot from basic Chrisitianity, just like Islam does with Judaism and Christianity. Placing the events of the Bible in the Americas is a pretty big departure, so are the additions of other prophets. If Mormons are Christians, than Christians are Jews.


Yes but Jesus is not the messiah in Islam. Nor is he to Jews. This is what separates the 3 largest religions. He is the messiah to Christians and that is what makes them christian.

Also the Mormons do not place the events of the bible in the Americas. They use the exact same King James version of the bible the majority of other denominations do. They just have an additional book that covers what they believe took place in the new world. If you want to try a categorize a group you should get your facts straight about them before going all "Their Jesus ain't like our Jesus!"
2014-06-06 06:54:41 PM
1 votes:
Ain't religious freedom a wonderful thing?

While it lasts, anyway.
2014-06-06 06:16:36 PM
1 votes:

APO_Buddha: letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.

Not according to Evangelicals


It doesn't matter how the Christians choose to split each other up, they are all still Christians. Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic... you're all the same.
2014-06-06 06:10:18 PM
1 votes:
My guess:

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2014-06-06 05:58:27 PM
1 votes:

letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.
letrole: Catholics are nominally Christian.
worlddan:That whizzing sound is the joke that went over your head.

That sobbing sound is whoever paid good money to educate you past eighth grade.

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Atheism is nominally a religion.
2014-06-06 05:49:16 PM
1 votes:

Gone In 26 Minutes: Bluemookie: Mormons couldn't even carry their own state?  For shame!  Wasn't really expecting Scientology to carry FL either.

Mormons are nominally Christians.


upload.wikimedia.org
Even if they're not, the biggest Mormon church still dominates Utah just fine. (This is Wikipedia's map for the #1, not #2 as with the Boingboing link.)
2014-06-06 05:36:23 PM
1 votes:
2014-06-06 05:32:12 PM
1 votes:
Two words

Black people

End of story.

No I am not racist it is just the way it is.
2014-06-06 05:31:45 PM
1 votes:
Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.
letrole: Catholics are nominally Christian.
worlddan:That whizzing sound is the joke that went over your head.


That sobbing sound is whoever paid good money to educate you past eighth grade.

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2014-06-06 05:26:40 PM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: If I could believe what I want to believe, I wouldn't believe what I believe.

I'd be a Jedi.


I'be seen things... You wouldn't believe. Shouldn't believe. Couldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder or Orion.

/Mercerism FTW
2014-06-06 05:18:49 PM
1 votes:
Rather than percentage, I think a more relevant way to display the data would be raw numbers.  I think that would provide a more honest portrayal.

The numbers are far less significant than the title suggests.
2014-06-06 05:16:00 PM
1 votes:
Alaska is almost 20% Native American.  Hawaii is 10% Native Hawaiian.  I'm to believe there are more actual Buddhists in those states than adherents of native religious tradition?  I guess that might be true.
2014-06-06 05:04:19 PM
1 votes:

Luven: The Florida one surprises me the most, more Muslims than Jews in Florida? No way is that right.


there are only like 8 million jews in all of america (at least, i heard that on the radio in florida a couple years ago)
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2014-06-06 05:02:43 PM
1 votes:
How much of that is "Nation of Islam" style Islam?
2014-06-06 05:00:58 PM
1 votes:

Prophet of Loss: Allah Akbar, y'all!


'Cept for Tennessee.  One jewish state surrounded by a bunch of islamic ones.  That would never happen in real life.
2014-06-06 04:56:01 PM
1 votes:
Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

letrole: Catholics are nominally Christian.

APO_Buddha: Not according to Evangelicals



whoosh
2014-06-06 04:55:24 PM
1 votes:

sgnilward: I know nothing about the source data, but I question its accuracy (besides it being 4+ years old)

Minnesota, for example, has a LOT of Asian immigrants, who, depending on who asked them, would say they are Christian or Buddhist / Traditional.

There are certainly many times more Hmong than there are Jews up here.


No, no I don't think so- all Asian folks make up a grand total of 4% of the population of Minnesota. Just on population percentage, there would be more people who were Jewish.
2014-06-06 03:50:42 PM
1 votes:
Convenience stores don't run themselves ya know.
2014-06-06 03:14:05 PM
1 votes:
I know nothing about the source data, but I question its accuracy (besides it being 4+ years old)

Minnesota, for example, has a LOT of Asian immigrants, who, depending on who asked them, would say they are Christian or Buddhist / Traditional.

There are certainly many times more Hmong than there are Jews up here.
 
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