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  •  Some fascinating numbers there (1+ / 0-)
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    although the subgroups are probably small enough to have wild margins of error.  But there may be keys to larger questions in there.  My favorite--check out Bachmann among the younger demographics.  Reinforces what I keep trying to tell people here, and that people choose to tune out.  The largest blocs of conservative fundamentalists are are not the elderly, they are wildly disproportionately under 40.  Anybody who has actually seen the congregation of a megachurch doesn't need to have this told to them.  But wishful thinking about the future requires mainstream liberals to be willfully blind to this reality, and convince themselves that the fundagelical churches are filled with the same white hair that doesn't nearly fill the pews of the declining mainline churches.  Here's  a tip, willful ignorance doesn't make reality go away.

    If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ~Malcolm X

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 07:57:52 AM PST

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    •  hmm (0+ / 0-)

      Actually, that doesn't surprise me. The megachurches are mostly newer and likely to attract people who have recently moved and don't have ties to an established church. I think older people would be more likely to stick to a church they've been in for decades.

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      by sacman701 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 08:22:25 AM PST

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      •  Mega Churches are also (0+ / 0-)

        funded by people who have more money.  Retired people aren't dropping twenties into the collection plate every week.  Southern yuppies are.

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