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Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years
(longer than that, dude)

I don't know about that.
"political party division (by two), which is exactly what they are paid to produce."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Apr 18th, 2019 at 12:47:09 PM EST
Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years


David Campbell, a University of Notre Dame political science professor who studies religion's role in U.S. civic life, attributed the partisan divide to "the allergic reaction many Americans have to the mixture of religion and conservative politics."

"Increasingly, Americans associate religion with the Republican Party -- and if they are not Republicans themselves, they turn away from religion," he said.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 at 04:30:16 AM EST
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Cell division seems the apt analogy for "identity" within political groups in the USA, including but not limited to "religionists" and money market funds.

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
Traditional Plan [BWAH!] supporter Mark Tooley, who heads a conservative Christian think tank, predicts that the UMC will split into three denominations -- one for centrists, another oriented toward liberal activists and a third representing the global alliance of U.S. conservatives and their allies overseas.
Can the "political science" statisticians keep up?

## Anomie is not well-understood.
## Autonomy is not well-understood.
## Heteronomy is not well-understood.

I don't know about that.
"pollster have not adapted instruments to even rank issue-motivated political cohension among ..."
Harold Bloom, The American Religion

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 21st, 2019 at 02:30:59 PM EST
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