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Religiousness by State

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How in the world do they come up with an accuracy like this on things like "average IQ" and "generosity" to the point where a spread of 10% in IQ and a spread of 4 arbitrary points in generosity where the differences are statistically significant?

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ironic are the states that are the MOST homogenized and have a higher rate of child molestation.

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Is religiousness even a word? (guess it is, just don't remember hearing or seeing it used)

Anyway, that chart is certainly different from this one.

Religious beliefs by state

They are totally different type charts. Unless I'm missing something

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I don't put too much credence into this chart but I find it funny that places that are very religious have high murder rates.

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If 100 IQ is average then at least half the people have a sub 100 IQ.

Scary.

Average does not equal middle, so not necessarily.

Also, IQ is a scale where 100 is arbitrarily chosen as the average value, and higher and lower scores are determined based on percentiles.

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I don't put too much credence into this chart but I find it funny that places that are very religious have high murder rates.

I actually think it makes more sense: after all, atheism is more prevalent in areas with less "want." If people live in a poor area with high crime/murder rates, then odds are they're going to turn to God for solace, hope, etc.

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I actually think it makes more sense: after all, atheism is more prevalent in areas with less "want." If people live in a poor area with high crime/murder rates, then odds are they're going to turn to God for solace, hope, etc.

I don't agree with your first sentence but your second one I do.

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