US Income Distribution By Religion

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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby theyranos » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:29 pm UTC

±0.6% margin of error, based on 35,556 cases


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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:42 pm UTC

Mathematically, they probably calculated that margin in a way that's only valid right near the center, so if there was some group that accounted for 50% of the sample, it would mean there's a 95% chance that in the entire population they actually account from between 49.4% and 50.6%.
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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby JoeKhol » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:57 pm UTC

aleflamedyud wrote:The Catholics face a similar situation: born Catholics in America are now quite likely to call themselves secular, so the demographics for self-declared Catholics skew old.
I *really* don't want to start a religous flame war here so I'll skip over "born Catholic" and just ask; if they don't call themselves Catholic when asked their religion, are they Catholic at all?
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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby JayAr » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

If a magical talking rock is made of granite and tells me it's quartz is it quartz?

That is in no way supposed to be taken seriously
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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby Sharlos » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:48 am UTC

JayAr wrote:If a magical talking rock is made of granite and tells me it's quartz is it quartz?

That is in no way supposed to be taken seriously

If I came across a magical talking rock, it can call itself whatever it wants.

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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby aleflamedyud » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:36 pm UTC

JoeKhol wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:The Catholics face a similar situation: born Catholics in America are now quite likely to call themselves secular, so the demographics for self-declared Catholics skew old.
I *really* don't want to start a religous flame war here so I'll skip over "born Catholic" and just ask; if they don't call themselves Catholic when asked their religion, are they Catholic at all?

AFAIK, if you're baptized a Catholic you are, officially speaking, a Catholic for the rest of your life, unless you somehow get excommunicated.
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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:23 pm UTC

Yeah, but it's not a question about what religion claims you in their "official" roster or whatever, it's a question about what your personal religious affiliation is. Which is whatever you say it is, regardless of what your parents did to you when you were a baby.
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Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Postby Soralin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:40 pm UTC

aleflamedyud wrote:
JoeKhol wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:The Catholics face a similar situation: born Catholics in America are now quite likely to call themselves secular, so the demographics for self-declared Catholics skew old.
I *really* don't want to start a religous flame war here so I'll skip over "born Catholic" and just ask; if they don't call themselves Catholic when asked their religion, are they Catholic at all?

AFAIK, if you're baptized a Catholic you are, officially speaking, a Catholic for the rest of your life, unless you somehow get excommunicated.

Well I wouldn't call what a religion says "official". And if you aren't actually of that religion(i.e. don't consider yourself as having that religion, i.e. don't consider that religion to be factually correct), then why would you care what that religion says about you? (well, other than from the people who might believe them)

I could make a religion that says that every single person on the planet is immediately and permanently of that religion, that doesn't mean that they actually are.


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