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  • Nothing to Religious ‘Nones,’ Gallup Pollster Says

    03/17/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 17, 2013 | JP
    Frank Newport, author of the recently published book, “God is Alive and Well,” made a timely appearance this past week at a forum hosted by Concordia University in Southern California. It followed the much-hyped release of a new survey by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University that stated, “Americans and religion increasingly parting ways.” Deliberately misinterpreting data culled from the General Social Survey, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, the researchers claimed that the percentage of Americans “preferring no religion” had risen to 20 percent in 2012, down 12 percentage points from 1990. “We...
  • God is Alive and Well (For Those Wondering)

    01/15/2013 9:03:25 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 15, 2012 | JP
    God bless Frank Newport. The Gallup Poll’s editor-in-chief is author of the recently published book, “God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America.” It punctures the myth that the ranks of the nation’s non-religious are growing by leaps and bounds. The myth has gained currency in the mainstream media, thanks to a dishonest poll published this past fall by the left-leaning Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. By playing fast and loose with polling data, and by employing semantic gymnastics, Pew was able to make the dubious claim that 20 percent of Americans “do...