Just like Canadians and ninjas. Just ask my brother on those last two.
Anyway, the American Religious Identification Survey from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut was released today, and it had some really interesting information in it. But what I liked was that "other" religions, which no longer included Buddhism, or any eastern religions and so sounds mostly likey made up of the pagan community, has risen over the last three surveys. From .8% in 1990, to .9% in 2001, to 1.2% in 2008.
There is a bunch more interesting data in there, including how the number of people identifying themselves as Christian is falling, atheists are rising (woo hoo for them too, those sneaky buggers). The Religious Right is freaking out about the atheism thing. Sorry guys. We would have taken the flack for that one, but apparently atheists are more teh evil than pagans right now. Dude, that sucks.
It also shows a trend toward more independant thinking in this country. Go us!! Let's not let ourselves get brainwashed by the Religious Right anymore! Yay!