AMbomb wrote:The percentage of the population that is Christian dropped from 86.2 in 1990 to 76.5 in 2001. The reason for this is that the population of the United States is getting more educated. Religion is the primitive man's science. It's how people explained things before there was science. As people get more educated, more and more realize the superiority of science to religion as a source of explanations.
Nope. Wrong again, AmBomb. If the lies you post weren't so ridiculously wrong in the extreme, someone might actually take you seriously.
All major polls show a percentage to from about 85 percent to 90 percent.
This census information "factoid" is posted on the atheist websites, but apparently skeptics do not have the critical thinking skills to interpret these statistics correctly.
This is what the U.S. Census Bureau writes:
Subjective rather than objective standards of religious identification were tapped by the surveys.
Table 69 of the U.S. Census is "Self-Described Religious Identification of Adult Population between 1990 and 2001.
If you look at most of the denominations, they show steady growth. However, several categories such as "Protestant," "Christian," "Non-denominational," "Born-again," "Evangelical," there are wild fluctutations. The Census Bureau states:
Because of the subjective nature of replies to open-ended question, these categories are the most unstable as they do not refer to clearly identifiable denominations as much as underlying feelings about religion. Thus they may be the most subject to fluctuation over time.
The Census states that these figures are not objective indicators. Depending on the poll you choose, about 85 to 90 percent of the total population identifies itself as Christian. There are no polls I've seen that indicate anything lower than that.
In February and March 2002 the Pew Research Council conducted a survey of 2,002 adults. Questions about religious preference were included. The results are below:
Religious Preference: Christian
% June 1996: 84
% March 2001: 82
% March 2002: 82
Even as the U.S. population has increased dramatically, Christianity has kept step within the plus or minus 2 or 3 percentage point error inherent in every poll.
All polls show about 85 percent to 90 percent Christian.
So much for the mathematical abilities of atheists!
That's not surprising since God himself proclaims atheists to be stupid.
"The fool hath said in his own heart, there is no God." - Psalms 14:1