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Religion and Demographics

http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? ...

 


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This can be viewed in the perspective of a citizen of an LDC. In LDCs, there are religions that cause the woman to be subservient to men. A higher birth rate could be the cause. If these  small religions were to distribute and be adhered to, there could possibly be a spike in the birth rate.

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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 9, 2012 9:26 AM
An intelligent man, to say the least. i particularly enjoyed the demonstration at the end of birth rates. I found it somewhat surprising that birth rates are not effected much by religion. I felt that typically the religions, such as those that require the couple to be married, would suffer, it being harder to have a child later on. I suppose this would be no difference if they were married early on however.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:09 AM

What are the connections between religion and demographics?  How does this impact population structure in a particular country?  I found this video from Jeff Martin's fabulous APHG website; Check it out!

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USATODAY.com - Topography of religion

USATODAY.com - Topography of religion | Religion | Scoop.it

An excellent visual aid to process the religious data in the United States.  Roll the cursor over the map (after clicking on the link) to see any particular state's religious data.  What patterns do you notice?  Are there religious regions that could be drawn based on this data? 


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This post is scooped to show the percentages of the religions and their adherents in the United States. It relates to the section by showing a bit of the distribution through the percentages. 

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Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 9:43 AM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it gives a state-by-state breakdown on religion, and gives more detailed facts about religions in different states by percentages.

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This map shows how the US is dominated by Protestants and Catholics, and all other religions are minority in here.

 

Graham Shroyer's insight: This relates to this section because it shows how religions are distributed around the US and what is dominant and where.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the "demographics" of religion as it is distributed accross the U.S. According to the map, Christianity is the most popular donomination in the U.S, followed by Judaism.

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Religion Clause: Refusing Pagan Books, School System Is Reviewing Policy On Distribution of Religious Materials


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This is an example of a large organization that is a hinderance in the spread of some religions, marking the post's connection to religion. When religion in organizations is refused, it is seen as a hinderance.

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Islam could be dominant UK religion in 10 years


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In the UK, Islam is beginning to spread to western countries and dominating ethnic religions and universal religions alike. It is acquiring adherents, causing the expansion. 

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Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR)

Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) | Religion | Scoop.it
Promoting the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religions

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From this scoop, it seems that Ireland is wanting to distribute and accept multiple religions across the area. This is causing adherents of the religion to relocate, if they are now being accepted by a larger society.

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John Ward's curator insight, December 22, 2013 2:01 AM

Welcome to the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) website.

ISASR 2014 conference

“Religion and remembering”

Queen’s University Belfast (Fri – Sat 23 – 24 May 2014)

A call for papers and initial information are available on the conference page here and further details will be added as they become available.

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U.S. Religion Map and Religious Populations

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The Pew U.S. Religious Landscape Study religion map diagrams which religions have the highest populations in each state.

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This scoop shows how each religion is distributed across the United States and where the distributed religions are mainly located in terms of adherents. 

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Travis Winger's curator insight, January 7, 7:14 PM

This shows how different cultures and religions have spread throughout America and how certain regions atract certain types of religion. This affects the areas culture and movement of people to certain areas.

Hye-Hyun Kang's curator insight, January 9, 9:13 PM

This shows how different religions have affected different states in the U.S. This affects certain areas in the states and their culture. 

Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 9:36 AM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution of religions on a national scale. It also  highlights the dominance of Christianity and Protestantism in the US.

 

Graham Shroyer's insight: This relates to key issue 1 because it shows the prevalence of christianity, a universalizing religion, in the US.

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This relates with the section, showing how Christianity is an universalizing religion, and its distribution in America.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution and density of Protestants in the U.S. This map shows that the highest density of Protestants occur oin the South-Eastern region of the U.S.

 

Rishi Suresh: This relates to the distribution of denominations within America. It shows how the distribution is related to the patterns left by the original settlers. 

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Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043

Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043 | Religion | Scoop.it
ISLAM will become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years because of dramatic population growth and immigration.

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This should be included because it explains that the religion was introduced to Ireland, then distributed over the area, and is now set to become the second religion. 

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Sirila, Lulu, Robyn, Shaun's curator insight, January 3, 11:18 AM

I chose this because it shows how migration affects religious landscapes in different areas. This article shows how immigration is increasing the amount of muslims in Ireland and how future births will increase this. It also displays how Ireland's main religion (Catholocism) is decreasing in percentage of the Irish practicing it. A large factor is Orthodox Christianity, coming from the Eastern Europeans migrating from former Soviet-controlled states. Also some Irish are becoming atheists, which is bringing down the Catholic majority just slightly. While immigration is a very important factor in Ireland's decrease in Catholic majority, the larger factor will be the birth of children from the immigrants who will follow their parent's religions.

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Religion and Demographics

http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? ...

 


Via Seth Dixon
Juliette Norwood's insight:

This can be viewed in the perspective of a citizen of an LDC. In LDCs, there are religions that cause the woman to be subservient to men. A higher birth rate could be the cause. If these  small religions were to distribute and be adhered to, there could possibly be a spike in the birth rate.

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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 9, 2012 9:26 AM
An intelligent man, to say the least. i particularly enjoyed the demonstration at the end of birth rates. I found it somewhat surprising that birth rates are not effected much by religion. I felt that typically the religions, such as those that require the couple to be married, would suffer, it being harder to have a child later on. I suppose this would be no difference if they were married early on however.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:09 AM

What are the connections between religion and demographics?  How does this impact population structure in a particular country?  I found this video from Jeff Martin's fabulous APHG website; Check it out!

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Religion Maps

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This site has a good selection of various maps of the distribution of various religions in the US and throughout the world.


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This is a religion map of Europe. As shown by the map, the religions are clumped in large groups in one area. It is shown that the religions were most likely distributed through relocation diffusion, since the religions are clustered. From there, it spread.

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Sirila, Lulu, Robyn, Shaun's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:39 AM

This relates to Key Issue 1 because it shows various maps of the distrribution of religions around the world. It allows people to visually see how dominant a religion may be and what area dominant religions mainly exist in. 

Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 9:25 AM

Khanh Fleshman's Insight: This is relevant to Key Issue #1 because it gives a more detailed insight as to where religions are distributed on a country-by-country basis. This is more detailed than the first because that one was only by continent

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This article shows the majority religion in Europe and how Christianity is the primary religon in Europe, and Islam is the majority in Middle East and Africa.

 

Graham Shroyer's insight: This article is relevant to key issue 1 because it shows an in depth look on the distribution of religions around the world and you can see the countries that support each religion clearly.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This is relevent to Key Issue # 1 because these maps show the distributions of certain religions accross different land masses. Some of these maps show the distribution of Islam and Judaism acrross the U.S. as well as the distribution of Christainity in Europe, which relates to the distribution of major world religions in certain regions of the world.

 

Rishi Suresh: The distribution of religions in Europe  shows how most of it is dominated by Christianity, a universalizing religion. This relates to the distribution of universalizing versus ethnic religions. 

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Watch how the major religions have conquered the entire world

Watch how the major religions have conquered the entire world | Religion | Scoop.it
Christianity. Islam. Judaism. Buddhism. Hinduism. All the major religions have basically competed with each other in an epic, historical game of Risk. Who can gain the most converts? Which religion is the most right at being right?

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Unlike the distribution map of the USA, this map shows the entire globe and the religions distributed across it. This map shows major universalizing religions that have conquered ethnic religions and how that has impacted the clustering and location of the religions. 

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Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 9:47 AM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows why the major world religions are distributed as they are today. It shows the determining factors of how far a religion would distribute. 

 

Rishi Suresh: This shows how universalizing religions dominate the religious landscape in most of the world. Ethnic religions like Hinduism are mostly limited to one area. 

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This map shows how religions has spread rapidly through the world, and how universalizing religions religions are young, and have the largest following, while ethnic are smaller and in smaller areas.

 

Graham Shroyer's insight: The map shows distribution of religions around the world and this relates to key issue 1 because it shows how ethnic stay close and universalizing spread around.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution of major world religions as they spread throughout the world. The different major world religions are shown to distribute in  different places. 

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Religion and health - a double edged sword

Religion and health - a double edged sword | Religion | Scoop.it

Overall, because there are more ill-educated people than educated ones, religious attendance has a beneficial effect. But the benefit really accrues to the ill-educated. For the educated, religion (at least, the kind of religion widely practised in the USA) might actually be harmful.


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This can be compared to the fact that some religions rely on spiritual healings, while others allow medication. The smaller, more ethnic religions in places with less sanitation/health benefits (LDCs, for example) happen to have more health problems. When it comes to universalizing religions as a choice in both LDCs and MDCs, it seems that there is a rise in health conditions.

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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Religion | Scoop.it

Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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This shows the different branches of religions that people adhere to. This scoop was chosen to be the first on the page as a reference of each religion that mainly exists on Earth.

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Sirila, Lulu, Robyn, Shaun's curator insight, January 2, 12:34 PM

The article is very relevant towards this key issue as it easily explains how religions are interconnected and even though may potray different beliefs and views they still are able to have some of the same traditions or characteristics as other religions. It shows not only how each religion has to work with others inorder to try and perserve it. We also see how each come from different strands or roots yet in the end they all or some end up together. This relates to the book as we learn about the different religions in depth yet we also are able to see how they all are broken down into more simpler categories like: universalizing or ethnic.

Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 9:32 AM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the origins of each religion. Also, it shows the various relationships between religions. 

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This shows how a lot of religions are interconnected, and even if people think two religions are completely different, they might have similar roots, just like languages.

 

Graham Shroyer's religion: This relates to key issue 1 because it shows where religions originated and how they are all connected, like judaism and christianity.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This is relevant to Key Issue # 1 because it identifies the origions and relationships of the major world religions of today. These religious branches clearly show the relationships between majorly and minorly practiced religions.


Rishi Suresh:  This shows how, similiar to languages, many religions come in families and have distinct connections between them. 

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 1:42 AM

fascinating infographic on world religions.