I'm thinking of doing some writing on the use of statistics about Christianity, and I'm looking for examples of people creating or using "questionable" ones--statistics about Christianity that are difficult to believe (and, on further examination, maybe false).
Here are some examples from previous posts:
- Only 4% of today's teens will grow up to be evangelical Christians.
- Only 1 in 10,000 couples who pray together ever get divorced.
- Christians have divorce rates as high as people without religious affiliation.
In fact, I would be interested in any questionable uses of empirical data.
What's the prize? How about a quart of real New England maple syrup. As I understand it, this year's run was especially good.
Want to submit a statistic? Post it as a comment or e-mail it to me at bradley.wright@Uconn.edu. If you have a source (even incomplete), that would be great.
Let the best, I mean worst, statistic win!