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May 23, 2007

Poll: Most Lutherans Assimilated; Nearly Two-Thirds Condemn Random Mayhem Against Presbyterians

Iowahawk conducts his own poll:

"If there is one headline here, it's how remarkably moderate the Lutheran community is," said Pew director Andrew Kohut of the survey, which was co-sponsored by the Council on American-Yooper Relations. "It really paints a picture of a dynamic culture in or somewhere near the American mainstream."

Kohut pointed to one of the study's key findings that only 29% of all respondents agreed that "bloody, random violence against infidels" was "always" or "frequently" justified, versus 56% who said such violence was "seldom" or "never" justified. The approval of violence rose slightly among younger Lutherans and when the hypothetical violence was targeted against Presbyterians, but still fell well short of a majority.

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Further bolstering the findings, Kohut noted that fewer than 6% of respondents physically attacked field interviewers during the survey.

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Equally disturbing, many respondents reported experiencing discrimination at the hands of non-Lutherans. Frequently cases of non-Lutheran bigotry included "Got all nose-in-the-air like" (48%), "Made personal remarks about my hot dish" (37%), "Wouldn't let me borrow their combine head" (36%), and "Wouldn't stand still so I could kill them" (22%).

The poll results show a greater rejection of random violence by American Lutherans than European Lutherans, although, to be fair, the latter tend to be almost entirely dirty luge-humping Scandi snow-queefs.


Thanks to Roland.


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