Archive for March, 2015

Nearly 21% of Americans Reject Religious Identification

04/03/2015
GSS 1972-2014

GSS 1972-2014

Shit pollsters have a good time trying to estimate population parameters based on crap done in some online marketing firm. I sincerely believe that they make most of it up and “weight” their crap to where it apes GSS estimates (except for the NRA-Gallup stuff on gun control laws). We now know based on the GSS, our only continuous scientific poll,  that nearly 21% of Americans reject religious identification–up from 19.8% in 2012, 18% in 2010….the trend continues, and only the Catholics hold the commitments of more Americans–just over 24% of GSS respondents identify as Catholic. The religious nutjobs in the sectarian denominations and on the right wing of Catholicsm are on the run because finally secular people constitute a legitimate threat, and we aren’t rolling over and letting the Christian Taliban have their way with us anymore.

The Majority of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

04/03/2015
General Social Surveys, 1973-2014

General Social Surveys, 1973-2014

Despite claims from Pat Robertson that weed is vegetable addiction, and claims from the prison industrial complex that marijuana cause murder rates to increase, the majority of Americans now concur that marijuana should be legalized. Nearly 56% of Americans support legalization, after holding steady at 47% for the since 2010. So, we shouldn’t be throwing people into prison for life for selling a little weed. We shouldn’t be fining old men tens of thousands of dollars and killing their dogs and taking away their property because they grew a little weed. Legalization needs to be complete, beyond the “medical” nonsense. We need fewer cops and prison guards, and more herbalists. Most people are gonna buy their weed in stores, and it is being taxed now where it is legal, generating revenue instead of ruining peoples lives and jacking up everyone’s taxes to give good jobs to fascist assholes.

A Large Majority of Americans now Favor Legalizing Same Sex Marriage–haters are less than a third of Americans.

04/03/2015

ssmtrend2014

Shit polls have been all over the place on same sex marriage, with many Christianists claiming the majority support is a myth. Yesterday, the 2014 General Social Survey was released, so now we know. The upward trend in support actually increased between 2012 and 2014 compared to between 2010 and 2012 (maybe an Obama Bump, eh?). And, opposition is also in steep decline–down to under one third of Americans.  More later…….