Seventy-seven percent of Americans see religious influence decreasing, but most want more: Gallup

The survey represents some of the lowest ratings Americans have given to religious influence in the U.S. in 40 years.

Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe that religion’s influence in the nation is waning, yet also think society would be better off if more Americans were religious, according to a new survey.

 

 

Continue reading… “Seventy-seven percent of Americans see religious influence decreasing, but most want more: Gallup”

0

Teens getting tired of Facebook drama: Pew study

Teens are leaving Facebook and turning to Twitter.

Teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves, according to the latest data from Pew. The unease the teens are feeling isn’t from concerns about third parties accessing their data, or even their parents discovering unflattering photos — it’s from the “drama” that goes along with maintaining a presence on the network, including jockeying for likes, agonizing over profile pictures, and the politicking and cliques that characterize teenage life.

 

 

Continue reading… “Teens getting tired of Facebook drama: Pew study”

0

Electronics recycling has risen sharply in the past 3 years

According to a recent online survey, electronics recycling has sharply risen in the past three years. General recycling is at all-time high levels, with 84 percent of U.S. residents recycling their trash – helped no doubt by the widespread availability ofcurbside recycling programs in many communities.

 

 

Continue reading… “Electronics recycling has risen sharply in the past 3 years”

0

More Americans than ever before “have no religious affiliation”: Survey

Americans in almost every demographic group increasingly claim “no religion.”

The number of Americans who are not religious is on the rise. Researchers from University of California, Berkeley and Duke University went through the recently-released results of the biennial General Social Survey and found that…

 

 

Continue reading… “More Americans than ever before “have no religious affiliation”: Survey”

0

Top 10 happiest states in the U.S.

If you live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota then chances are you are happier than those that live in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia. That’s according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The report that comes out every year surveys 1,000 people each day for 350 days out of the year, asking them questions about work environment, physical health, emotional health, lifestyle behaviors like exercise and smoking, access to things like health care and food, and overall life satisfaction.

 

 

Continue reading… “Top 10 happiest states in the U.S.”

0

Most smartphone and tablet users don’t care if they run iOS, Android, or Windows

The survey found there is no widespread loyalty among consumers about operating systems.

Google and Apple better watch out.  According to a new study by Accenture,  two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners don’t have strong brand loyalty to any one particular operating system.

 

 

Continue reading… “Most smartphone and tablet users don’t care if they run iOS, Android, or Windows”

0

Pew study on the global religious landscape

Eight in 1o people identify with a religious group.

More than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group worldwide. A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life estimates that there are 5.8 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe, representing 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.

 

 

Continue reading… “Pew study on the global religious landscape”

0