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  • In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

    10/17/2019 10:14:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Pew ^ | 10 17 2019 | Pew
    The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009. Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in...
  • September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.

    10/08/2019 10:31:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 10/08/19 | NOAA
    Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded. The U.S. also experienced four new weather disasters since May, each exceeding $1 billion: Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Imelda, a southern/eastern severe weather outbreak, and flooding of the Arkansas River that impacted Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. Climate Report: Climate by the numbers September 2019 The average temperature...
  • Young Americans’ LGBTQ Acceptance Plunges 63% to 45% in Two Years

    10/07/2019 8:04:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A survey produced by the Harris Poll in partnership with Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) finds young Americans’ comfort with LGBTQ individuals has plunged from 63 percent in 2016 to 45 percent in 2018. According to the Accelerating Acceptance report, Americans aged 18-34 who say they are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people dropped from 63 percent in 2016 to 53 percent in 2017, and then to 45 percent in 2018. The survey results are published as lesbian, gay, and transgender activists celebrate Pride month. “At the same time, the Trump administration continues to attack the LGBTQ community through...
  • The real story behind US abortion decline: No, It's Not Because of Better Contraception

    10/01/2019 7:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2019 | Michael J. New
    The Guttmacher Institute released updated U.S. abortion data for 2017 showing that America’s abortion decline continues. Overall, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent between 2011 and 2017. Furthermore, the decline was widespread, with 45 of 50 U.S. states reporting declining rates.Considering the salience of abortion as a public policy issue this year, it is unsurprising that Guttmacher’s new data received a great deal of media coverage. On Wednesday morning, the five U.S. newspapers with the largest online circulation, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, all...
  • SAT Scores Fall as More Students Take the Test

    09/24/2019 2:43:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tawnell D. Hobbs
    Average scores dropped on the SAT this past test-taking cycle, with a greater percentage of high-school students not ready for college-level work, according to results released on Tuesday by the College Board. A record 2.2 million 2019 graduates took the college entrance exam, up from 2018’s record of 2.1 million. The increase is partly attributed to more districts offering students the option to take the test during the school day, often at no cost. The College Board said the lower scores were partly due to the rise in students taking the exam during the school day. These students are more...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Most Americans Believe Our Best Days Are Ahead Of Us

    09/17/2019 7:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    For all the complaining we hear on cable news on a daily basis, you might be tempted to think that the world was ending. Liberals wring their hands over how terrible things are under the hateful regime of the Bad Orange Man. Conservatives see Democrats making gains in the polls and fret that the rise of socialism and the inevitable collapse of our nation that would follow may be just around the corner. Maybe we spend too much time watching cable news because most people don’t feel that way.A new poll out from Scott Rassmussen asked Americans how the...
  • Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson sounds off on supposed 'effeminate agenda' in two sports leagues

    08/30/2019 10:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Former NFL star Larry Johnson sounded off on social media about a supposed “effeminate agenda” in the NFL and NBA — and he says high-ranking Freemasons are involved. Johnson, who was the premier running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2009, fired off the series of tweets seemingly out of nowhere. “There is an Effeminate Agenda going on amongst the NBA & NFL elite, peddled by high ranking Masons/handlers to indoctrinate the heterosexual sports world without them knowing, for the buying power of the LGBTQ community,” he started. “….But we not ready to have that conversation yet.”
  • A Surprising Number Of Americans Are Retiring The Idea Of Retirement: Experience Never Gets Old

    08/29/2019 6:55:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2019 | Andrew Malcolm
    Ah, those much-anticipated halcyon days of retirement — sleeping in, golf at will, travel too, leisurely day after leisurely day. No more whining colleagues, carping bosses, endless meetings with no result, tedious commutes.Of course, few retirements turn out that way. And now a new Associated Press poll finds that for a variety of reason about a quarter of Americans have no intention of ever retiring at all.That may turn out to be unrealistic too, given the vagaries of health for senior citizens and their family members, the rapid growth of robots and automation and the ever-changing work skill sets...
  • Disciples of Christ Claim Distinction of Fastest Declining Church

    08/21/2019 1:01:13 PM PDT · by lightman · 55 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 20 August A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    Oldline Protestant denominations make for a competitive peer group, but the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is on track to claim the top spot for fastest declining major U.S.-based church last year. Total membership declined from 411,140 in 2017 to 382,248 (-7%) while average worship attendance declined from 139,936 to 124,437 (-11%) according to numbers reported for 2018. Baptisms dropped from 4,344 to 3,782 (-13%) while the number of other additions (including transfers in) declined from 7,441 to 6,969 (-6.4%). At the current rate, the denomination will shrink by another 50 percent within a decade. This annual rate of decline...
  • Why are fewer Frenchwomen sunbathing topless?

    08/21/2019 10:25:37 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 20 Aug 2019 | Gavin Mortimer
    I was taken by surprise last month while holidaying in Biarritz. As I splashed through the surf towards the beach I passed a woman paddling. She was topless and it struck me that this was a sight you don’t often see any more in France. I first came to France on summer holiday as a young boy and recall asking my mother, who is of Scottish presbyterian stock, why Frenchwomen didn’t wear bikini tops. She replied from behind her sturdy one-piece swimming suit that it ‘was just the French way’ Not any more. In 1984, a survey found that 43...
  • Paul Mabray: wine’s biggest problem? Consumers don’t care about wine

    08/21/2019 10:01:49 AM PDT · by ptsal · 67 replies
    The Buyer ^ | 21 Aug 2019 | Richard Siddle
    There is a lot spoken and written about the wine industry’s inability to truly connect with more consumers about what wine is all about and why there is so much to discover if only people took the time to look. But why should they? Are they ever going to change the habits of a lifetime and not just see wine for what essentially it is. An alcoholic drink to enjoy with friends or on your own. That’s where Paul Mabray start his conversations about wine. If wine is truly going to connect with its target audience it needs to really...
  • New abortion poll has encouraging findings for pro-lifers

    08/20/2019 7:09:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2019 | Michael J. New
    The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has released an interesting poll this week regarding public attitudes toward legal abortion. Most public-opinion polls conducted by media outlets and survey-research firms contact only several hundred people. This PRRI survey, conducted between March and December of last year, surveyed more than 40,000 Americans. As a result, it is able to provide state-level data on public attitudes toward life issues, and on attitudes about abortion among some relatively small demographic groups. The poll contains two findings that are particularly helpful to the pro-life movement. First, this poll, like several polls conducted so far this...
  • GOP becoming endangered species in California, as key stronghold turns blue

    08/18/2019 1:29:36 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    For decades, the wealthy, suburban county – about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles – has been a conservative stronghold in a state that has become increasingly liberal. But since the 2018 midterm elections, the so-called “Orange Curtain” has come down and Democrats have made huge gains in an area once dominated by Republicans.
  • F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever (Democrats)

    08/18/2019 6:57:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/19 | Judy Kurtz
    <p>For lawmakers and political candidates, 2019 could be the year of not giving a f--- about cursing.</p> <p>Profanity — once considered a major no-no among those seeking public office — is no longer an earth-shattering political snafu. And according to new research, this year could be on track to see members of Congress swearing up a storm more than ever before.</p>
  • Understanding Recent Mass Shootings: Not a national catastrophe judged by number of people killed.

    08/13/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2019 | Robert Weissberg
    When it comes to mass shootings, America lives in two separate worlds. The first is the one of Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio among many others. They follow a familiar script: a white shooter using a high-powered weapon kills multiple victim and this carnage is quickly followed by public outrage, intensive on-site media coverage, and never-ending publicized pronouncements on gun violence, and, in recent years, condemnation of Trump’s alleged racism and xenophobia that fuels such carnage. The second universe consists of urban, black-on-black shootings, typically of the drive-by-shooting variety using handguns where relatively few are killed but...
  • Trump campaign's small-dollar donations surge, marking major shift for GOP

    08/13/2019 7:50:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13 2019 | Maxim Lott
    The Republican Party has long been panned by its detractors as the party of big money and big donors -- but donation patterns have changed measurably under President Trump, a Fox News analysis of campaign finance data shows. Sixty-one percent of money raised directly by the Trump campaign this election cycle came from small donors (donations under $200), according to Federal Election Commission figures. That is similar to the proportion Trump raised during the 2016 election cycle, when 65 percent of donations were under $200. And this is dramatically higher than previous Republican nominees. Mitt Romney raised 26 percent of...
  • Netflix Loses Subscribers in U.S. for First Time Since 2011

    07/18/2019 6:56:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/17/2019 | Ben Kew
    Streaming giant Netflix lost subscribers in the United States for the first time in nearly a decade, dropping a net 130,000 over the second quarter of 2019 while also adding nearly two million fewer customers than predicted.... Despite the enormous success of Netflix originals such as Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black, the company has also seen its content and leadership become increasingly politicized over recent years. Having once seemingly focused on its broad appeal, the streaming service now appears to be producing increasingly progressive content, whether it be through “woke” talk shows such as The Break with...
  • Foreign purchases of American homes plunge 36% as Chinese buyers flee the market

    07/17/2019 10:03:55 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/17/19 | Diana Olick
    The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors... The Chinese were the leading buyers for the seventh consecutive year, purchasing an estimated $13.4 billion worth of residential property. Yet that was a 56% decline from the previous 12 months and comparatively the biggest percentage drop of all foreign buyers... Southern California had been particularly popular with Chinese parents hoping to send their children to American colleges.
  • Poll: Young Americans’ LGBTQ Acceptance Plunges 63% to 45% in Two Years

    06/27/2019 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/27/19 | Susan Berry
    A survey produced by the Harris Poll in partnership with Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) finds young Americans’ comfort with LGBTQ individuals has plunged from 63 percent in 2016 to 45 percent in 2018. According to the Accelerating Acceptance report, Americans aged 18-34 who say they are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people dropped from 63 percent in 2016 to 53 percent in 2017, and then to 45 percent in 2018. The survey results are published as lesbian, gay, and transgender activists celebrate Pride month. “At the same time, the Trump administration continues to attack the LGBTQ community through...
  • Poll: Youth Acceptance of LGBTs Drops from 63% to 45%

    06/27/2019 11:27:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 6/27/2019 | michael w chapman
    A new Harris Poll commissioned by the pro-LGBT media group GLAAD shows that the percentage of non-gay Americans aged 18-34, who are considered allies of the LGBT community, fell from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018. In addition, the percentage of non-gay Americans aged 18-34 who felt uncomfortable in personal situations involving LGBTQ persons increased. For instance, the percentage of normal Americans who felt “uncomfortable” in learning a family member is LGBTQ rose from 24% to 36%. Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said of the survey’s findings, “The decline in acceptance [of LGBTs] and rise in...