Cancer Survey – Many people believe quackery works


In the US the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has conducted their second Cancer poll and has just released the results. Side note: The word Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. In other words, ASCO are the subject matter experts. They have a keen interest … Read more

Pew have a new way of measuring what you believe

religious survey

Often a survey or poll will ask you to tick an option such as those illustrated above. Many will dutifully respond and tick the option that best describes their cultural heritage. This however says nothing at all about what people actually believe, but instead perhaps reflects their ethnic or cultural heritage. If you want to … Read more

BBC News: “More than half in UK are non-religious”

There is a BBC article (dated 4th Sept) that reports that in the UK … 53% of people described themselves as having “no religion”, in a survey of 2,942 adults by the National Centre for Social Research. Among those aged between 18 and 25, the proportion was higher at 71%. What is their source? The … Read more