I continually read things like 86% of American's are Christian or 75% of American's claim to be Christian or 15% of Americans claim to be Atheist or Agnostic...
However, according to Public Law 94-521, our Government is prohibited from asking for Religious Affiliation on Census (and similar) questionnaires. Because of this the numbers for religious affiliation gathered by our government are done by contacting the religious organizations themselves... Are we to simply assume that the religious organizations never inflate their numbers, or that they even know them? And smaller non-governmental or non-official polls can only reflect those being polled, not the general population...
So where do these estimations on religious affiliation come from? And why are people so quick to buy in to them knowing they aren't actually gathered by asking the population?
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