The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, June 16, 2004  

Weekly Poll Results

In the latest Rittenhouse weekly poll, concluded last night, readers were asked, “To which, if any, religious belief do align yourself?”

Frankly, I was surprised by the results. It turns out Rittenhouse readers are a bunch of Godless atheists, probably a bunch of blue-staters, too.

Fully 59 percent of readers participating in the poll identified themselves as agnostic or atheist (or Unitarian, that part of a private joke that fell flat and for which I apologize). Another 26 percent identified with one form or another of Christianity (just under half of those Protestant; only nine percent of all readers chose Roman Catholic). Five percent and three percent, respectively, identified themselves as adhering to Judaism or an Eastern religion, while adherence to Islam was revealed to be negligible.

The complete results are presented below:

Agnostic/Atheist/Unitarian: 267, or 59%
Christian: Protestant: 52, 12%
Christian: Roman Catholic: 42, 9%
Other: 26, 6%
Judaism: 22, 5%
Eastern (Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism): 15, 3%
Christian: Other: 14, 3%
Christian: Orthodox or Other Catholic: 10, 2%
Islam: 1, negligible

Thanks for participating.

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