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Old November 22nd, 2009, 03:49 AM  
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Default Re: Religion

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Originally Posted by drumir93 View Post
You didn't even read the whole thing.
It goes beyond Japan.

Also, this is a bit old, but keep in mind that at the time atheist made up about 14% of the US.
It's now at about 16-20%

http://www.holysmoke.org/icr-pri.htm

The Federal Bureau of Prisons does have statistics on religious
affiliations of inmates. The following are total number of
inmates per religion category:

Response Number %
---------------------------- --------
Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Muslim 5435 7.273%
American Indian 2408 3.222%
Nation 1734 2.320%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Moorish 1066 1.426%
Buddhist 882 1.180%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Scientology 190 0.254%
Atheist 156 0.209%
Say there's 100 catholics , 70 jews, and 15 atheist.

so there is 25 catholics 16 jews and atheist in this jail. So what's the percentage?

50% catholic of the people in this jail are catholic.
31.25% jewish of the people in this jail are jewish.
18.75% atheist. of the people in this jail are atheist.


I would assume that these catholics and jews are immoral, because why not just go ahead and say they aren't even religious. That's why the killed, right? Why would a devout person commit a sin?

Let's look at this another way.

75% of catholics aren't in jail
77% of jews aren't in jail
40% of atheists aren't in jail

Not only are you percentages biased but they do not account for the amount of the population they are.

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