Religiosity is waning in the U.S. Non-belief has almost doubled since 1990.
A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out o of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all. Fifteen percent of respondents… Read the rest
It’s Darwin Day, and time to celebrate science and the beauty of observable, provable reality. But, yet, old myths, and bad policy on based on them, seem as strong as ever — at least in my neck of the woods. Though I love science, I’m tired and uninspired at the moment, so just some interesting notes and links. Darwin Day … Read the rest
Summary of Findings: Public More Critical of Press, But Goodwill Persists
Public attitudes toward the press, which have been on a downward track for years, have become more negative in several key areas. Growing numbers of people question the news media’s patriotism and fairness. Perceptions of political bias also have risen over the past two years.… Read the rest
Big Media Interlocks with Corporate America
A research team at Sonoma State University has recently finished conducting a network analysis of the boards of directors of the ten big media organizations in the US. The team determined that only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants. This is a small enough… Read the rest
Or what? Digby knows that the correct answer is not (a nod to Charles Shultz) “12”.
It seems to me that if you are a member of the “reality based” community, as so many of us liberals claim to be, that you can’t answer such a question without qualifiers. This means that we are unable to respond in appropriate… Read the rest
By JOHN TIERNEY You would never guess it from the news, but we’re living in a peculiarly tranquil world. The new edition of “Peace and Conflict,” a biennial global survey being published next week by the University of Maryland, shows that the number and intensity of wars and armed conflicts have fallen once again, continuing a steady 15-year decline that… Read the rest