调查显示美宗教程度越高的州离婚等社会问题越严重

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调查显示美宗教程度越高的州离婚等社会问题越严重

State by State Data on Religious Importance : Dispatches from the Culture Wars
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State by State Data on Religious Importance

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Posted on: February 3, 2009 9:02 AM, by Ed Brayton

A new Gallup poll of 350,000 Americans breaks down the importance of religion on a state by state basis. The question asked was whether religion was an important part of their daily lives. Here are the results:

Top 4 most religious states: Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. 4 least religious states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. In fact, those were the only four that were below 50% in saying that religion was important in their daily lives.

I thought it would be interesting to compare those lists to various rates of things that the religious right tends to consider moral evils, like divorce and teen pregnancy. Let's start with divorce rates, which can be seen here.

Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the nation, while the other three least religious states all rank in the top half of the states for lowest divorce rates, all below 4.4 per 1000. Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee all rank among the 11 highest states for rates of divorce with rates above 5.7 per 1000; South Carolina is 19th with a rate of 4.2.

How about out of wedlock births? The most recent data I could find easily is here. And it shows for the most religious states:

Mississippi: 45.5%
South Carolina: 38.7%
Tennessee: 34.9%
Alabama: 34.1%

And the least religious states:

New Hampshire: 24.1%
Massachusetts: 26.1%
Vermont: 28%
Maine: 30.6%

And finally, teen pregnancy, where all of the most religious states are in the top 10:

Mississippi: 20.9%
Alabama: 17.1%
South Carolina: 16.0%
Tennessee: 15.9%

And all of the least religious states are in the bottom 10:

Massachusetts 7.2%
New Hampshire 7.7%
Vermont 7.9%
Maine 9.8%

Does this prove that religion causes those bad things? Of course not. But it does make a pretty strong case against the constant claims of the religious right that religion is the answer to these problems.
 

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真应了那句"哪里有压迫,哪里就有反抗"的老话了。

另外我还看到一些报道,说,美国信神经最厉害的地方,基本都是经济不是很发达的地方。相反,经济发达的地区,信神经的人数就少,而且,这些
经济发达地区信神经的人,大多也非常理智,和他们讨论起来也很平和,不像那些经济不发达地区信神经的人,你说一点不同意见,比挖他祖坟还让他难过。

另一则报道是,美国信神经最狂热的地方,基本都是种族歧视最严重的地方,尤其以密西西比等南方几个州为最! 其实这是有传统的! 神经就支持奴隶制,而人类历史上最大规模、最有组织、最有计划、最野蛮地贩卖奴隶最猖獗的地方,都发生在信神经最火热的国家。

另一个有趣的报道是,美国信神经最厉害的地方,基本都是肥胖超重的地方,尤其以密西西比州为最! 看来信神经还和肥胖
超重有关,不知这是为什么。
 
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