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Correlation between faith, ideology, politics, environment, money.
peacebyjesus.com ^ | 1/18/10 | daniel1212

Posted on 01/18/2010 12:45:52 PM PST by daniel1212

Statistical correlations chart: Comparison of various ideological and societal aspects and their possible relations to each other. Red states versus blue; Protestant and Catholics; rich versus poor, etc.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholics; evangelicals; redstates; republicans
This took a long time, and i probably should not have started it, but i thought it might be revealing. My main interest is how faith beliefs affect moral beliefs, and voting, etc.

Statistics are statistics, and more subjective assessment is the happiness ranking, as i am not sure how to what degree polling questions versus environment factors had in actually determining that.

Perhaps the most apparent correlation is between affluence and religion. The exercise of the Christian faith in time works the former, but as Jesus said and as Cotton Mather basically lamented, those who have such usually do not see their need or forget the Source.

1 posted on 01/18/2010 12:45:53 PM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

Casual causal connections

Sources hyperlinked. Rankings (1,2,3...) mostly by this author (may have errors). Duplicate percentages = same rank, thus highest rank less than 50. Press F11 key on most browers for full screen viewing.

Political rank determined by compiling the average margins of victory in last 5 elections.

Red states = Republican

Purple = Swing

Blue = Democrat

Rank Evan-gelical Protest-ant

(up to 26)

Rank

all Protestants

(up to 46 )

Rank most Catholic

(up to 42)

Rank 10 most libe-ral

(2004)

Rank

S. Bap-tist

(10 largest %

1990?)

Rank Import-ance of religion per state

(up to 49)

Rank Agnostic/

Atheist

(up to 44 )

Happ-iness rank


(See basis)

Rank per median household income

Oklahoma (6)

1 (53%)

4 (75.6%)

36 (9.7%)


3

9 (75%)

37 (9.6%)

20

45 ($42,822)

Arkansas (6)

1 (53%)

3 (78.2%)

39 (7.8%)


7

6 (78%)

42 (6.9%)

17

48 ($38,815)

Tennessee (19)

2 (51%)

3 (78.2%)

40 (7.7%)


4

4 (79%

38 (7.7%)

4

43 ($43,614)

Alabama (9)

3 (49%)

2 (80.2%)

41 (6.7%)


2

2 (82%)

43 (6.8%)

9

46 ($42,666)

Kentucky (15)

3 (49%)

9 (70.2%)

33 (13.6%)


5

11 (74%)

33 (10.7%)

35

47 ($41,538)

Mississippi (11)

4 (47%)

1 (81%)

42 (6.0%)


1

1 (85%)

44 (5.8%)

6

50 ($37,790)

South Carolina (13)

5 (45%)

5 (75.2%)

38 (8.8%)


6

3 (80%)

34 (10.7%)

8

40 ($44,625)

North Carolina (18)

6 (41%)

6 (73.2%)

34 (11%)


9

8 (76%)

38 (9.1%)

12

36 ($46,549)

Georgia (17)

7 (38%)

7 (72.1%)

35 (10.7)


8

7 (76%)

35 (9.8%)

19

23 ($50,861)

Missouri (8)

8 (37%)

11 (63.7%)

27 (17.1%)



15 (68%)

22 (13.3%)

38

35 ($46,867)

West Virginia (4)

9 (36%)

8 (71.9%)

38 (8.9%)



12 (71%)

28 (12.6%)

34

49 ($37,989)

Texas (10)

10 34%

18 (57.8%)

14 (26.3%)



11 (74%)

36 (9.7%)

16

27 ($50,043)

Indiana (16)

10 (34%)

12 (63%)

26 (18.8%)



19 (68%)

27 (12.6%)

47

32 ($47,966)

Louisiana (2)

11 (31%)

19 (57%)

7 (33%)



5 (78%)

40 (7.2%)

1

41 ($43,733)

Virginia (3)

11 (31%)

10 (67.6%)

32 (13.8%)


10

16 (68%)

29 (12.3%)

28

8 ($61,233)

Oregon (16)

12 (30%)

28 (51.3%)

31 (14.8%)



45 (53%)

1 (24.6%)

30

26 ($50,169)

Kansas (7)

13 (29%)

13 (63.3%)

25 (20.1%)



13 (70%)

31 (11%)

32

25 ($50,177)

Wyoming (3)

14 (26%)

24 (54%)

31 (14.3%)



36 (58%)

14 (16.1%)

13

19 ($53,207)

Montana (14)

14 26%

25 (54.7%)

23 (21.6%)



40 (56%)

12 (16.6%

7

42 ($43,654)

Ohio (9)

14 (26%)

17 (60.3%)

24 (21.2%



25 (65%)

27 (12.7%)

44

31 ($47,988)

Florida (7)

15 (25%)

25 (53.3%)

18 (24.4%)



23 (65%)

26 (12.8%)

3

33 ($47,778)

Washington (13)

15 (25%)

27 (52.1%)

28 (16.9%)



46 (52%)

3 (21.8%)

36

10 ($58,078)

New Mexico (18)

15 25%

35 (44.3%)

9 (30.3%)



21 (66%)

15 (15.7%)

24

44 ($43,508)

North Dakota (8)

16 24%

14 (61.3%)

12 (27.4%)



18 (68%)

41 (7.1%)

25

39 ($45,685)

South Dakota (12)

16 (24%)

15 (60.7%)

24 (20.2%)



17 (68%)

21 (13.4%)

15

38 ($46,032)

Wisconsin (19)

16 (24%)

30 (49.3%)

6 (32.2%)



31 (61%)

21 (13.4%)

29

21 ($52,094)

Michigan (14)

16 (26%)

22 (54.1%)

19 (24.3%



29 (64%)

16 (15.4%)

48

30 ($48,591)

Iowa (20)

16 (24%)

16 (60.6%)

19 (24.3%)



26 (64%)

32 (10.9%)

31

29 ($48,980)

Arizona (1)

17 (23%)

33 (46.5%)

17 (24.7%)



34 (61%)

11 (17.2%)

5

22 ($50,958)

Colorado (5)

17 (23%)

29 (49.5%)

21 (22.6%)



37 (57%)

8 (19.2%

21

13 ($56,993)

Idaho (2)

18 (22%)

34 (45%)

30 (15.1%)



33 (61%)

13 (16.5%)

14

34 ($47,576)

Nebraska (4)

19 (21%)

18 (69.9%)

16 (24.9%)



20 (67%)

35 (9.8%)

33

28 ($49,693)

Minnesota (15)

19 (21%)

24 (53.9%)

10 (28.9%)



27 (64%)

30 (11.9%)

26

12 ($57,288)

Illinois (7)

20 (19%)

30 (48.3%)

8 (31.4%)



28 (64%)

24 (13%)

45

16 ($56,235)

Pennsylvania (17)

21 (18%)

23 (54%)

11 (28.7%)



22 (65%)

32 (10.9%)

41

24 ($50,713)

California

21 (18%)

38 (39.6%)

7 (31.8%)

1


39 (57%)

9 (18.3%)

46

9 ($61,021)

Delaware (10)

22 (15%)

20 56.5%)

18 (24.4%)



30 (61%)

20 (13.8%)

22

11 ($57,989)

Maine (11)

22 (15%)

32 (47.6%)

15 (26.1)

4


48 (48%)

23 (13.2)

10

36 ($46,581)

Maryland (6)

22 (15%)

21 (54.9%)

22 (21.9%)

3


24 (65%)

26 (12.8%)

40

1 ($70,545)

D. of Columbia

22 (15%)

24 (54.1%)

30 (15.1%)



32 (61%)

10 (18.1%)

37

$57,936.00

Nevada (10)

23 (13%)

37 (40.7%)

13 (26.7%)



43 (54%)

7 (19.4%)

39

15 ($56,361)

New Jersey (12)

24 (12%)

41 (35.1%)

4 (42.6%)



35 (60%)

34 (10.5%)

49

2 ($70,378)

New Hampshire (11)

25(11%)

40 (36.7%)

5 (34%)



49 (46%)

6 (20.5%)

27

7 $63,731)

New York (3)

25 (11%)

42 (34.6%)

5 (38.4%)

5


41 (56%)

19 (13.9%)

51

17 ($56,033)

Massachusetts (1)

25 (11%)

44 (28.4%)

2 (46.1%)

2


48 (48%)

14 (16.1%)

43

6 ($65,401)

Vermont (5)

25 (11%)

36 (42.4%)

14 (26.3%)



51 (42%)

2 (23.6%)

18

20 ($52,104)

Connecticut (8)

26 (10%)

43 (34%)

3 (42.7%)

6


42 (55%)

17 (14.8%)

50

3 ($68,595)

Rhode Island (2)

26 (10%)

45 (25.5%)

1 (52.5%)

6


45 (53%)

18 (14%)

42

18 ($55,701)

Utah (1)

28 (7%)

46 (13.4%)

37 (9.6%)



14 (69%)

25 (12.9%)

23

14 ($56,633)

Hawaii (4)

N/A

39 (37.8%)

20 (22.8%)



37 (57%)

5 (21%)

2

5 ($67,214)

Alaska (5)

N/A

22 (54.1%)

29 (15.5%)



  1. 47 (51%)

4 (21:4%)

11

4 ($68,460)










Happiness dated derived from two data sets. One included subjective personal reports of happiness, while the other included objective measures, such as state population density, air quality, home prices + other factors known to normally impact quality of life.Miscl. data: Massachusetts had the highest percentage of Catholics at 36 percent, New York, Illinois and New Hampshire also had 50 or more Catholic legislators. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population/religion.html The Happiness rating: http://www.livescience.com/culture/091217-happy-state-list.html Also of interest is the massive U.S. Religious Landscape Survey: http://religions.pewforum.org/reports/ Also Barna Poll on U.S. Religious Belief - 2001 http://www.adherents.com/misc/BarnaPoll.html

PDF download here. More national stats on the spiritual, etc. State of the Union here.


2 posted on 01/18/2010 1:32:07 PM PST by daniel1212 (Pro 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger [frozen chosen])
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