US ranks low in religious diversity

The United States doesn’t even make it into the top 50 of the 232 countries the Pew Foundation ranked by its religious diversity index.

France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and Australia all ranked higher than the nation that boasts among its founding principles freedom of religion.

Pew reviewed 2010 data on which of eight major religions people self-identified with: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, folk, traditional and unaffiliated. It found lots of different brands of Christianity in the U.S., but by Pew’s rules, the U.S. is religiously homogenous.

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Why, this is a major disgrace!  And there is only one way to fix this deplorable state: You need more of this stuff.  Get with the program!  Diversity, diversity, diversity: it is never wrong, and no matter how much you have, you always need more!

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