American Sociological Association says uneducated & poor are dropping God...

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    "The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

    In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/asa-lea081511.php
     
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    I like 2 out of the three
     
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    Most of the affluent are not as smart as they think they are. Many are more lucky or greedy than smart.
     
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    Jealous much?
     
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    Quote from the article:

    "They are not unrelated to the social breakdown in the inner city and they are also have some bearing on the potential for violence in our cities..."

    Watch out, the author of the article is in danger of becoming an atheist!
     
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    Another one, and no less from the same paragraph!

    "There are many points one can points one can make; let me stick with two."

    Closet atheist!
     
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    Sound like anyone you know?-

    "Wilcox views this disengagement among the less educated as troubling because religious institutions typically provide their members with benefits—such as improved physical and psychological health, social networks, and civic skills—that may be particularly important for the less educated, who often lack the degree of access to social networks and civic skills that the college-educated have. "Today, the market and the state provide less financial security to the less educated than they once did, and this is particularly true for the moderately educated—those who have high school degrees, but didn't graduate from a 4-year college," Wilcox said. "Religious congregations may be one of the few institutional sectors less educated Americans can turn to for social, economic, and emotional support in the face of today's tough times, yet it appears that increasingly few of them are choosing to do so."

    The study also shows that Americans with higher incomes attend religious services more often, and those who have experienced unemployment at some point over the past 10 years attend less often."
     
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    Looks like the kids on the right will never get over this.

    Interesting also the incorrect inference by the right as to Obama’s intent, the comment had nothing to do with education level or intelligence – that’s something the right made up on its own.
     
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    How do you figure? Prove your point, if you have one.
     
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    Because it sounds like just a generic denial...like the fool who made the generic claim about the post using un-grammatical "e"nglish in the other thread...
     

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