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About That Mercedes I’ve Been Praying for Since ’71

Here’s the poll-finding of the week, courtesy of Gallup:

Despite the economic recession, a review of more than 425,000 interviews Gallup has conducted since early 2008 shows no increase in either the average of 65% of Americans who say religion is important in their daily lives, or the 42% who report regularly attending church.

This says nothing about the importance of religion — or finance, for that matter (although I suspect there are no atheists at E-Trade) — but it does suggest an alarming decline in the numbers of people who listen to Janis Joplin 8-tracks.

Denis BoylesDennis Boyles is a writer, editor, former university lecturer, and the author/editor of several books of poetry, travel, history, criticism, and practical advice, including Superior, Nebraska (2008), Design Poetics (1975), ...


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