[ExI] random stuff combined to prevent overposting

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 23:13:21 UTC 2009

On 3/15/09, spike wrote:
> ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2009) — Are Americans flunking science? A new
> national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences and
> conducted by Harris Interactive® reveals that the U.S. public is unable to
> pass even a basic scientific literacy test. ...

On the other hand, religiosity seems to be gradually dying out in the US.


Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase
from 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious
Identification Survey.

So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990),
that this category now outranks every other major U.S. religious group
except Catholics and Baptists.

Full survey details here:


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