Religious people really do have more children

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    A recent study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B concluded that religious people really are more likely to procreate.
    The study used two different data sets. The first came from the IPUMS International census, and it included 3.6+ million women of various faiths in 32 countries. The authors discovered that women in marriages that were religiously homogamous (i.e., in which the husband and wife share the same denomination) were likelier to produce more children. Additionally, they were less likely to be childless.
    The second data set included 3,146 women in Wisconsin, about 86% of whom were in religiously homogamous marriages. These women showed similar patterns as those in the first data set. Additionally, the authors found a positive (but non-linear) association between how frequently a woman attended religious services and the number of children she had.
    Perhaps counterintuitively, the authors discovered that a higher level of education strengthened the relationship between homogamy and number of children.
    What explains all this data? The authors speculate that factors such as: (1) greater marital happiness and stability; (2) a lower likelihood of using contraception (either due to personal preference or religious conviction); and (3) a greater likelihood of holding traditional views of marriage and childbearing may lead religiously homogamous couples who attend services frequently to procreate more often.

    http://acsh.org/news/2016/07/20/religious-people-really-do-have-more-children/
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    That means the human specie practising atheism is bound to be extinct
     
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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Silly man, religions aren't genetically transmitted. Yet.
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    If your logic holds, then homosexuals should have gone "extinct" centuries ago.

    However, since neither sexual preference nor religious beliefs are "specie", it does not.
     
  8. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I know that thanks . I meant religious people probably will not use condom or birth control devices , while the intelligent atheist will use its world preservation mind and will not produce more then 2 children therefore because of diseases and early death the atheist specie will become extinct. while the religious will meke 3 ,4, 5 12 kids he will survive .
    well of you put them on an island let see if they will reproduce himself or they will wanis, They don.t vanish in the present society because there is a pool ( young children ) to convert or corrupt.
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    But those kids aren't going to necessarily stay religious. Atheism is an idea. Non-religiosity is growing, and at one time, all those atheists came from religious origins.
     
  10. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    That's offensive. Homosexuality isn't a conversion or a corruption. Homosexuals are born to all kinds of parents.
     
  11. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Cultures in which women are more oppressed often produce more children per woman.
     
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