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While Gun Deaths Decline and Schools Remain Safe, Americans Flip Out

The National Rifle Association has been using the death of a small number of children to try and mandate the use of armed guards in every school across the country. Not coincidentally for a group funded by gun manufacturers, that would require school districts everywhere to buy a large number of guns. But is such [...]

Government Collecting Too Much Information About You? Party Followers Change Answer based on who is President

From the Pew Research Center’s American Values Survey:

When a Republican is in the White House, Democrats are more concerned than Republicans about the prying eyes of big government.

When a Democrat is in the White House, Republicans are more concerned than Democrats about the prying eyes of big government.

My authority figure is [...]

Netting Quizzical Beliefs

This weekend, a friend invited me to take the Belief-O-Matic quiz, which purports to be able to tell me what my religious practice ought to be. All this religious test could reveal to me, though, was what paths I would not take. It was not within the scope of the Belief-O-Matic’s design to consider what [...]

Satanic Influences Outed By Another Damned Survey!

“The scientific evidence of how same-sex attraction most likely may be created provides a credible basis for a spiritual explanation that indicts the devil.” — Daniel Avila, October 28 2011, writing for the official newsletter of the Boston Catholic Archdiocese.

The truth behind Daniel Avila’s scientific affirmation of satanic influence behind homosexuality is irrefutable. It’s [...]

Americans Elect Leader Douglas Schoen Uses Dubious Poll to Label Pro-Reform Protest as Dangerous, Out of Touch, Radical, Extremist and even Violent

Douglas Schoen has been acting as a spokesman, a pollster, and an openly-declared “leader” of Americans Elect for some time now — that’s the 501c4 corporation with plans to nominate its own candidate for President and Vice President in 2012. While Schoen has been leading Americans Elect, he’s also been making some pretty strong declarations [...]

Americans Elect Spins Clear Trends on Economy and the Budget into Third Way Centrism

The 501c4 corporation trying to run its own presidential nomination, Americans Elect, keeps insisting that it has no ideology: “Americans Elect doesn’t have an ideology or agenda, either.”

But Americans Elect just can’t keep its ideology from leaking out. Check out its latest “news” post in which it rejects the “extremes” of budget policy and [...]

UK Now a Secular Majority, Christian Minority Nation

A nod of the nose to Secular News Daily for tipping me off to the results of the 2009 British Social Attitudes survey, just released this month.

Back in 1985, 63% of respondents to the BSA identified themselves as Christian, with 32% indicating that they subscribed to no religion at all and 5% saying that [...]

Atheists Know More About Religion Than Religious Believers Do

The results of the Pew Center’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey suggest that if people truly want Americans to become more religiously literate, the last thing they ought to do is to follow the example of Christian organizations. [...]

Survey: Do You Know How Many Adults in the U.S.A. are Muslim?

As the right-wing media froth about the imminent implementation of sharia law in America, let’s take a step back and consider what would have to occur for that to happen. There are actually many different understandings and implementations of sharia in various Muslim countries, a fact that is usually ignored by the likes of FOX [...]

Sellit Doesn't Expect Much from its own Widget. Should it?

For two weeks now, I’ve been reviewing the advertising service called Sellit ADPAK by using it and reporting the results. With two weeks of service left to go, I’ve only had 4 sales from the ADPAK, not yet enough to make back Sellit’s $14.99 fee.

Sellit just sent me a survey by e-mail suggesting that [...]

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test Flunks Out

“Americans Don’t Know Civics,” flatly declares the USA Today headline. Agence France Presse and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker dutifully follow suit, passing on the press release of the “Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Americans are expected to recoil, recoil! at the following fact points:

More than 2/3 of those surveyed earned a failing grade on a [...]