Re: National Survey of Religious Identification
[3 March 2001]

$cientology numbers are kinda weird, aren't they?


From: Gerry Armstrong <armstrong@dowco.com>
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Subject: Re: National Survey of Religious Identification
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 11:15:43 -0800
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On 2 Mar 2001 22:47:01 -0800, Warrior <warrior@entheta.net> wrote:
>
>Try here: http://www.adherents.com/rel_USA.html
>I once made a post to a.r.s. and commented on this report.
>
>My post is webbed at http://warrior.offlines.org/1997-0607b.html
>
>The National Survey of Religious Identification is *very* accurate.
>Their figure of 45,000 Scientologists in the United States is what
>I've been saying for years.

Then it really is the world's fastest shrinking church.

I have done my level best to get $cientology known as the criminal
cult and psychic abuser that it is so that good people have good
reason to escape and shrink that number.

If, once everything is known, there are 45,000 people who still want
to be crime cultists and psychic abusers, well at least it's an
informed decision.

The people who run $cientology, of course, know all about this and
have already made their informed decision to be crime cultists and
psychic abusers. They're the ones to be thrown to the wogs (R).

>I should know! I used to maintain Scientology's mailing list.

Oops. They should never let the guy who maintains the mailing list
escape.

$cientology numbers are kinda weird, aren't they? To me, cogniting
that there are 45 thousand $cientologists who think I'm an SP to be
disposed of silently and without sorrow is just as terrifying as
cogniting that there are 8 million who want me disposed of. Either
way, you gotta laugh. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

(c) Gerry Armstrong

>
>[posted & mailed]
>
>Warrior - Sunshine disinfects
>See http://warrior.offlines.org/
>
>In article , Lronsscam@aol.com
>says...
>>
>>This is from old records I was going through. The "big snip" was in what I had.
>>The full article would be nice if someone can find it.
>>
>>>Churchgoing Boomers Prove Reports of God's Death are Greatly Exaggerated
>>>New Surveys Show That Baby Boomers Practice Religion a La Carte
>>>
>>>The Boomer Report
>>>Copyright 1991 FIND/SVP, Inc.
>>>
>>>July 15, 1991
>>
>>[big snip]
>>
>>> Self-Described Religious Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990
>>>
>>> (Weighted Estimates)
>>> Total U.S. Population 18+ = 175,440,000
>>>
>>>Religious Denomination
>>>Christians Number Percent
>>>
>>>Christian
>>>(no denomination supplied) 8,073,000 4.6
>>>Roman Catholic 46,004,000 26.2
>>>Protestant
>>>(no denomination supplied) 17,214,000 9.8
>>>Baptist 33,964,000 19.4
>>>Methodist 14,116,000 8.0
>>>Lutheran 9,110,000 5.2
>>>Presbyterian 4,985,000 2.8
>>>Pentecostal 3,116,000 1.8
>>>Episcopalian/Angelican 3,042,000 1.7
>>>Mormon/LDS 2,487,000 1.4
>>>Church of Christ 1,769,000 1.0
>>>Jehovah Witness 1,381,000 0.8
>>>Seventh Day Adventist 668,000
>>>Assembly of God 660,000
>>>Holiness/Holy 610,000
>>>Nazarene 549,000
>>>Unitarian 463,000
>>>Evangelical/Born Again 446,000
>>>Church of God 442,000
>>>Congregational 438,000
>>>Greek Orthodox 384,000
>>>Quaker/Mennonite 302,000
>>>Christian Science 214,000
>>>Brethren 206,000
>>>Disciples of Christ 144,000
>>>New Apostolic 117,000
>>>Worldwide Church of God 116,000
>>>Russian Orthodox 85,000
>>>Charismatic 75,000
>>>Wesleyan 58,000
>>>Christian Reform 40,000
>>>Eastern Orthodox 33,000
>>>Church of God in Christ 32,000
>>>Fundamentalist 27,000
>>>Independent Church 25,000
>>>Four Square Gospel 24,000
>>>Dutch Reform 19,000
>>>Covenant 16,000
>>>Church of America 11,000
>>>Four Square 4,000
>>>Open Bible 4,000
>>>Non-Denominational 195,000
>>>Total Christian 151,668,000 86.5
>>>
>>>Religious Denomination
>>>Non-Christians Number Percent
>>>
>>>Jewish 3,137,000 1.8
>>>Muslim/Islamic * 527,000 * 0.3(0.5)
>>>Buddhist * 401,000 * (0.4)
>>>Hindu * 227,000 * (0.2)
>>>Bahai 28,000
>>>Taoist 23,000
>>>Rastafarian 14,000
>>>Wiccan 8,000
>>>Diety 6,000
>>>
>>>Agnostic 1,186,000 0.7
>>>Scientology 45,000
>>>Humanist 29,000
>>>New Age 20,000
>>>Eckankar 18,000
>>>
>>>Other Unclassified 889,000
>>>
>>>No Religion 13,116,000 7.5
>>>
>>>Refused 4,031,000 2.3
>>>
>>>U.S. Total 175,440,000 100.0
>>>
>>> * Adjustments for undercounts due to language problems Missing
>>>percentages are too small to be statistically significant.
>>>
>>> Source: National Survey of Religious Identification, 1989-1990; City
>>>University of New York
>>
>>
>>
>>*
>>--
>>L Ron Hubbard wanted to create Scn'gy to be so
>>believable to his adherents, he wanted them to
>>convince him of its accuracy, and when they
>>failed to deliver positive results, punishment
>>ensued. That is what is meant by "keeping
>>Scientology working."

Gerry






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