06 Aug '11, 1pm

Singapore’s religious landscape from Census 2010

Singapore’s religious landscape from Census 2010

Fascinating analysis! I have to say that these data-driven posts are the most interesting parts of yawning bread, at least to me. I remember in yr last post on this topic, you mentioned a study that showed that religiosity increases as income approaches both minimum and maximum levels, thus supporting the relative power theory. Yr analysis of census data seems to suggest this isn’t the case in Singapore, since % no religion seems to increase secularly (pun intended) with size/cost of dwelling. Yet, % Christian/catholic does seem to increase with income in sg. Do you think that this suggests that Christianity, and perhaps the other abrahamic faiths, are more suitable to be used for relative power theory than eastern faiths? Also, your analysis touches on a rather strange feature of Singaporean statistics: their tendency to make strange cross tabs. It would be naturally to c...

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