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View Poll Results: Personal Finance vs. Stance on Religion/god(s)
Religious & Net-worth > 1M 5 15.15%
Atheist & Net-worth > 1M 8 24.24%
Religious & Net-worth 100-500k 9 27.27%
Atheist & Net-worth 100-500k 10 30.30%
Religious & Net-worth is Negative 1 3.03%
Atheist & Net-worth is Negative 0 0%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Do you see the word "christian" anywhere in there? or are you that self promoting?
Okay, way to deflect!

... so what prompted the poll? What purpose will it serve?
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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If the true purpose is to determine a correlation between religiousness and net worth, then this poll will fail at that purpose because there are too many statistically significant variables that aren't accounted for (age, education level, starting net worth from parents, etc).

If it's to start a religion argument... well I think this thread is well on it's way to success.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i prefer to just say i have no religious beliefs than to call myself an atheist. i dont know and dont care whether or not there is a god. i give minimal thought to the subject and have no interest in giving additional thought to it. i generally assume that no organized religion is in any way accurate but i also dont accept the generally accepted explanations of science.

but for the purpose of this poll, ill go with "atheist."
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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i prefer to just say i have no religious beliefs than to call myself an atheist. i dont know and dont care whether or not there is a god. i give minimal thought to the subject and have no interest in giving additional thought to it. i generally assume that no organized religion is in any way accurate but i also dont accept the generally accepted explanations of science.

but for the purpose of this poll, ill go with "atheist."
This is the way I am. I would never call myself an atheist, but I wouldn't say I am practicing the religion I was raised on. I would call myself closer to agnostic.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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I seriously doubt that one's adherence to any religious faith (or lack thereof) has any correlation (or, if any, it's de minimis) to net worth. Also, a poll like this will have such a small sample size (not to mention non-random respondents) so as to be totally useless.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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If the true purpose is to determine a correlation between religiousness and net worth, then this poll will fail at that purpose because there are too many statistically significant variables that aren't accounted for (age, education level, starting net worth from parents, etc).
Not to mention a sample size that's way too small combined with selection bias.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I seriously doubt that one's adherence to any religious faith (or lack thereof) has any correlation (or, if any, it's de minimis) to net worth.
Bingo.
I have no religious beliefs and have a high net worth.
My parents were extremely religious and had a high net worth.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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The problem with this poll is that being non-religious is also correlated with being younger, and younger people tend to have lower net worth due to having had less time to amass that wealth.

There's no poll for $0-100K, so I selected $100-500K (I'm very close to $100K as it is). I'm agnostic, though I selected atheist for simplicity's sake.

My guess is that there is no correlation between religiosity and wealth when controlling for factors such as age (non-religious tend to be younger), education (non-religious tend to be more educated), location (non-religious tend to live in cities, where people have more wealth) and other similar factors.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Either a correlation with atheist and saving more money or religious and saving more
i would never want to be an atheist. i would have no one to talk to during sex!

silly poll ,that is for sure.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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I've been wanting to do a test for some time now....so, here it goes.
This is OBVIOUSLY 'NOT' an area for debating religion or the concept of a god/gods, as there are other forum sections for that.

I'm simply trying to take a poll and see how people's 'religiosity' correlates with their financial well-being.

Please take the poll above (It's anonymous of course) if you'd like.
I think your poll is a bit simplistic. I am not religious in the sense of going to church every week, but I definitely believe in God and I do have a personal spiritual practice. But for the sake of answering the poll I put myself in the "religious" box.

The book The Millionaire Mind mentioned that a lot of people with net worths of $10M or more were, indeed, religious.
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