Friday, July 20, 2007

New Poll

I happened to catch the results of a new survey posted on LiveScience. I'm not sure how valid these results are, but here is the link to the article nonetheless: Science Not to Blame for Non-Religious Scientists

A couple interesting stats:

- 52% of scientists surveyed said they had no religious affiliation, compared with only 14 percent of the general population.

- 14% of the general population described themselves as "evangelical" or "fundamentalist.” Less than 2% of scientists, however, identified themselves as either of these.
Curiously, younger scientists were more likely to believe in God and attend religious services than older scientists.

If these young and religious scientists continue to stay religious, Ecklund said, "it could indicate an overall shift in attitudes toward religion among those in the academy."

So, in light of this, I have posted a new poll on the right side. Please cast your vote!

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