Indulge me as I reclinate back to the blog’s mission statement–validating stereotypes–by way of an enormous Reuters-Ipsos poll (N = 149,591) asking respondents what they perceive to be the most important problem facing the US, from a list of thirteen possible answers. The following graph shows the percentages, by religious affiliation, who identify morality as the big one:
Though he is actually cast as a mainline Protestant of some sort, Ned Flanders is my Mormon mental archetype. How long will they hold onto the fifties? Probably not much longer.
Jews, unsurprisingly, express the least concern.
Catholic, atheist–what’s the difference anymore?
At least exploding Muhammads will be allies in the Culture War. They will be, right? Hello?