Tag: Census

US’s white population declines for first time ever, 2020 census finds | Census | The Guardian

People walk in Santa Monica, California. The Census Bureau results showed that US metro areas accounted for almost all the country’s population growth.

America’s white population declined for the first time while US metro areas were responsible for almost all of the country’s population growth, according to groundbreaking new data released on Thursday by the US census bureau.

Source: US’s white population declines for first time ever, 2020 census finds | Census | The Guardian

Corrupted census data on religion ‘gifts’ billions to Churches – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The question needs to be asked. All parliamentarians – and mainstream media too – would do well to read the full 152-page Religiosity in Australia. The report has amassed clear evidence that public support for organised religion is not simply “in decline”, it has essentially degraded to half the figure suggested by the 2016 census. Primarily it’s a rump of devout Catholics, evangelicals, and Pentecostals who believe that only they are qualified to govern – much like PM Scott Morrison, and others, who claim they were called to do “God’s work.” Combining religion and politics has never ended well – particularly when conservative governments enmesh with the new “puritan” strains of religion that are based on the beliefs of biblical literalism. They deny science, climate change, and human evolution – and tragically, these parents teach their kids the same misinformation.

Source: Corrupted census data on religion ‘gifts’ billions to Churches – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Our Divisions Are Worse Than You Think | Washington Monthly

Tucker Carlson on set.

Fox is obsessed with the “crisis” at the border and Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Never mind that BLM protests and other urban demonstrations over the past three years have been overwhelmingly peaceful, which is a little fact that Fox somehow fails to share. Analyzing over 7,000 protests between 2017 and 2020, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Connecticut found that 3.7 percent of the demonstrations—that is, fewer than 1 in 25—involved property damage or vandalism. Protesters or bystanders were injured in 1.6 percent of the protests, or less than 1 in 50. Yet Fox makes you think that the exceptions are the rule, by recycling video of demonstrators burning police cars and looting stores. Did that mayhem occur? Of course, and we should all condemn it. But it’s pure demagoguery to replay the same violent clips, when the vast majority of protests looked nothing like that. Similarly, Fox is rife with stories of undocumented immigrants from Latin America who commit crimes. And, yes, that happens as well. But immigration has declined overall, and not just because of Trump’s wall. According to the first results of the 2020 census, which were released on Monday,

Source: Our Divisions Are Worse Than You Think | Washington Monthly

From between the census lines emerges a picture of the great wealth divide | Nicholas Biddle and Francis Markham | Australia news | The Guardian

If income inequality feeds disparities across generations, policies should encourage different social classes to share neighbourhoods and regions

Source: From between the census lines emerges a picture of the great wealth divide | Nicholas Biddle and Francis Markham | Australia news | The Guardian

Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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I’m here to talk about the census. I love the census! But the Australian Bureau of Statistics have trashed it with their hubris and overreach

Source: Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian