Age vs Religion Survey

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Huntn, Apr 15, 2013.

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Your Age, Your Belief?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2013.
  1. <20 Atheist

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. <20 Agnostic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. <20 Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. <20 Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. <20 Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. <20 Pagan/Wicken

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. <20 Other (ex: Voodoo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. <20 Undecided

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 21-30 Atheist

    17 vote(s)
    19.5%
  10. 21-30 Agnostic

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. 21-30 Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    11 vote(s)
    12.6%
  12. 21-30 Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. 21-30 Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. 21-30 Pagan/Wicken

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. 21-30 Other (ex: Voodoo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. 21-30 Undecided

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  17. 31-40 Atheist

    8 vote(s)
    9.2%
  18. 31-40 Agnostic

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  19. 31-40 Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  20. 31-40 Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. 31-40 Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. 31-40 Pagan/Wicken

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  23. 31-40 Other (ex: Voodoo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. 31-40 Undecided

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  25. 41-50 Atheist

    6 vote(s)
    6.9%
  26. 41-50 Agnostic

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  27. 41-50 Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    6 vote(s)
    6.9%
  28. 41-50 Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. 41-50 Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. 41-50 Pagan/Wicken

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. 41-50 Other (ex: Voodoo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. 41-50 Undecided

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. 51-60 Atheist

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  34. 51-60 Agnostic

    6 vote(s)
    6.9%
  35. 51-60 Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  36. 51-60 Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. 51-60 Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. 51-60 Pagan/Wicken

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. 51-60 Other (ex: Voodoo)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  40. 51-60 Undecided

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. 60+ Atheist

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  42. 60+ Agnostic

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  43. 60+ Tradional Monotheist (ex: Christian, Jew, Muslim)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  44. 60+ Monotheist Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  45. 60+ Spiritualist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  46. 60+ Pagan/Wicken

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  47. 60+ Other (ex: Voodoo)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  48. 60+ Undecided

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Huntn, Apr 15, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013

    Huntn macrumors G5

    Huntn

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    #1
    Edit: I misspelled Wiccan'. My apologies!

    Are younger people more open minded about religion? I would assume so. I tried earlier today, hopefully this attempt at a anonymous poll will be better. Curious to see how religious beliefs vary based on age among MacRumor members.

    Realizing there are many choices in religious belief, I did include an 'other' option. It may take a few minutes to get the poll up.

    Choices are
    -Atheist
    -Agnostic
    -Monotheist (Mainstream- Christian, Jewish, Muslim )
    -Monotheist (Non-Traditional)
    -Polytheist (several Gods- ex: Greek Gods)
    -Spiritualist (Believe in spiritual realm)
    -Pagan/Wicca (mother nature)
    -Other (ex: voodoo)
    -Undecided
     
  2. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Now I see why the poll took so long to upload.:)

    Anyways, I think so far I'm the only theist user around here.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese, Apr 15, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013

    Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    #3
    Atheist. As if u couldn't tell....;) edit: raised jewish
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

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  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    #5
    47, traditional monotheist, born-again Christian.
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

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    #6
    37, recovering southern baptist (i.e., atheist) :D
     
  7. zin, Apr 16, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013

    zin macrumors 6502

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    #7
    When you say "atheist" do you mean "I don't believe there is a god and I know it" ('gnostic' atheism) or "I don't believe there is a god but I don't know it" (agnostic atheism)?

    I ask because when people are attached the label "atheism" they are almost always accused of knowing for certain that the deity doesn't exist.

    Regardless, atheist, as you probably cover both.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #8
    30, atheist. Raised as one, and will stay as one as long as a god doesn't magically show himself.

    I don't see any reason to believe there's a god who did anything, let alone magical unicorns that shoot rainbows out of their behinds.

    I would find a poll interesting to see if there's a correlation between how people were raised (Atheist vs. religious) and what their views are now.
     
  9. Huntn, Apr 16, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013

    Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

    Huntn

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    #9
    There were not enough space to have more choices. Clarifications by individuals are called for. And for anyone who feels I short changed your religion, my apologies. So far I'm finding the results interesting. More Atheists and Agnostics than any other and they are spread out. And what was the "other" vote for I wonder? :)

    I voted Agnostic. I'm not sure why I put Spiritualist in there other than I know some people believe in spirits but not necessarily all of the trappings of other organized religions who also believe in spirits/souls.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #10
    50, atheist, raised Jewish-ish. Got Bar Mitzvah'd only after grandfather bribed me with a $1,000 cash gift. That was big bucks back then.
     
  11. twietee macrumors 603

    twietee

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    #11
    I'm stickin' to the 21-30 agnostic crew. ftw! :)
     
  12. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

    ugahairydawgs

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    #12
    31-40 Christ follower and working on being better at it.
     
  13. zin macrumors 6502

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    #14
    I was actually expecting a more even distribution and not more agnostics and atheists. It may not be representative so far (still early on), but I always thought that the politics section of this forum was mostly equal and balanced in terms of religious / non-religious folk after reading many threads on those subjects. Intereting...
     
  14. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

    Huntn

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    #16
    From past exposure, I'd say that Atheist is a predominate view, followed by Agnostic and traditional religion 3rd, all equally vocal at times.

    I've decided I included 'spiritualist' because I kind of believe in the concept of spirits, but not because I can prove anything, just a feeling, which is as good a reason as any when it comes to religious beliefs. I wonder if there is a Agnostic/Spiritualist category? :D

    I think the big problem with religious views is not claiming there is 'God', but all of the details about God- rules, regulations, expectations, awareness, control, code of conduct, etc. If someone says "I believe in God" I don't usually have a problem with the concept of a supreme being out there, somewhere. It's when all of these details are asserted and they are based on ancient documents created by superstitious men.

    I misspelled that didn't I... my apologies to any resident Wiccans
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    #17
    34, Proud to be undecided(I really just don't care). I'll deal with whatever the truth is, after I'm dead.
     
  16. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

    afireintonto

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    #18
    22, so far, i'm an atheist. I was baptized as a child around the age of 10. But i feel i was much too young to know what i was doing at the time.
    As i've gotten older i put my trust in evidence, and science is where my faith lies now.

    Is there a god? not sure. i've never seen one.
    could there be? i don't know why not.
     
  17. twietee macrumors 603

    twietee

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    #19
    Sounds agnostic to me...welcome in the club, buddy :D

    most atheists i know of would call themselves agnostic if they'd know the difference. Including myself until I got sceptic and read Spinoza. Not that I'd care much..
     
  18. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #20
    I respectfully suggest that because the people you know don't know the difference between atheism and agnosticism you not generalize from that sample...which suggests other atheists don't know the difference.
     
  19. Toltepeceno Suspended

    Toltepeceno

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    #21
    Agnostic in the middle of one of the most fanatical religious (catholic) countries.
     
  20. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

    afireintonto

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    #22
    I considered picking agnostic, but i'm inclined to believe there isn't a god. But i don't know how dimensions work, and i still have a lot to learn about space and time (as does the rest of the species). so in theory, to me, anything is possible, no matter how doubtful.
     
  21. twietee macrumors 603

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    #23
    And I did that where exactly? The specific part I quoted suggested it somehow. And, no offense afireintonto intended, of course, but:



    "..but i'm inclined to believe there isn't a god" and "Is there a god? not sure. i've never seen one. could there be? i don't know why not." is not the same, imho. But hey, who am I caring about what others believe or not? To each their own.
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #24
    In the bold (my emphasis) phrase in the quote in my post.
     
  23. Peace macrumors Core

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    #25
    I don't agree with societies view of religion so is there a "none of the above" ?
     

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