Monthly Archives: September 2010

A closer look at the Pew survey

In my previous post I did a quick overview of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey carried out by the Pew Research Center.  To supplement those initial impressions, I’m posting a color-coded table of group performance within the subcategories of questions … Continue reading

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The Pew survey on religious knowledge

The Pew Research Center, as it is prone to do from time to time, released a religion oriented poll of Americans today, this time on the level of religious knowledge among Americans.  The main takeaway picked up by major news … Continue reading

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Two interesting points

I left a comment on Eric Fischer’s photoset laying out some of my thoughts on the coloring of his urban racial/ethnic distribution maps, to which he had the following response: Thanks for trying out some other colors! To my (red-green-colorblind) … Continue reading

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Musings on map coloration

While checking my feed reader for the day, I noticed that Andrew Gelman had come across the same set of maps by Eric Fischer that I referenced in the previous post.  Intrigued, I checked the comments.  At the time, the … Continue reading

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American metropolitan racial segregation mapped

FlowingData pointed out a stunning array of maps showing racial distributions in 40 major American metropolitan areas made by Eric Fischer.  Fischer modeled his maps off of the following presentation of the racial distribution of Chicago done by Bill Rankin: … Continue reading

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9 years after 9/11

Yesterday, my day was focused around taking the MCAT exam West Des Moines, so this post is obviously a day late.  In a way this was an interesting coincidence since I was sitting in 9th grade biology class when I … Continue reading

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