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No, the Majority of American Evangelicals Did Not Vote for Trump


A lot of numbers in this article, but here is the gist:

Indeed, if we add in the number of non-white evangelicals (about 20 percent), the number of evangelicals ineligible to vote because of a felony conviction (since 28.9 percent of Americans identify as evangelical and 6.5 million Americans have a felony conviction, we can estimate that nearly 1.7 million would be ineligible), the number of “culturally Christian” voters who identified as evangelical, and so on, the actual number of evangelical Trump voters would be even lower, likely between one-third (roughly 35 percent) and two-fifths (about 40 percent).

Whether you consider that final estimated number to be too high or too low, one thing is certain: it is substantially less than the 81 percent figure that is being touted as representing the voting figures for our faith community.

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Don’t always trust exit polls, and remember that statistics are worse than damn lies.


CNN Calls CDC Chicken


CNN calls CDC chicken for not addressing "gun violence", missing that they very much do address it. But of gun-related deaths, homicides make up ~33% and suicides make up ~63%. So ~96% of gun-related deaths are intentional. Sorry, but you aren't going to stop someone intent on killing someone else or themselves. Of the other ~4% of gun-related deaths, ~1.5% are accidental discharge and ~1% lacked a proven intent.

The number of accidental gun deaths has been on the decline for a century and now represents less than 1% of unintentional deaths.

So why is the CDC so chicken to talk about gun violence? Because outside of intentional gun deaths and injuries, there isn't much to talk about. But even with all gun-related deaths totaled, it is only ~6% of the number of deaths caused by tobacco, according to CDC studies released in April of 2015. So the CDC has other priorities, CNN. Namely, those responsible for more deaths in America. Because while 99.99999% of Americans know that putting a gun in their mouth can lead to death, apparently many still don’t care about tobacco doing the same.


Does Abortion Only Represent 3% of Planned Parenthood’s Services?


No. This is a misleading number. Because statistics can easily lie.