Happiness and religion

According to a recent Harris poll : Americans Who Are Religious and Older People Are Happier…

Here is one of the cool charts, go to the website to see the rest:

Base: All adults

AGREE (NET)

Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

DISAGREE (NET)

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

My relationships with friends brings me happiness

%

93

60

33

6

4

2

2

I have positive relationships with my family members

%

92

68

24

7

4

3

1

At this time I’m generally happy with my life

%

83

44

39

16

12

4

1

My spiritual beliefs are a positive guiding force to me

%

77

48

29

18

9

8

5

I feel my voice is not heard in national decisions that affect me

%

73

36

37

20

15

5

7

I frequently worry about my financial situation

%

65

29

37

33

22

11

1

I rarely worry about my health

%

49

16

34

49

35

14

2

My work is frustrating

%

37

13

24

55

26

29

8

I rarely engage in hobbies and pastimes I enjoy

%

32

9

23

67

34

33

1

Note: Percentages may not add up exactly to 100 percent due to rounding

Cool addition findings from Gallup.

versions of the Bible

Word for Word ———————–

NASB KJV NKJV NET RSV ESV AMP

Optimal Equivalence-

HCSB NRSV NAB TNIV NIV NIrV NJB REB


–Idea of Idea——–Paraphrase

NCV CEV NLT LB Message

This is a chart I created to give you an idea about (generally) where a lot of the main versions/translations of the Bible line up. Sure itis challengeable if you want to do so feel free to question it, edit it a little. But here is generally where I get my ideas from along with my own experience:

Team Hammer’s Musings: Bible Translations : Translation Philosophy

apologetics.com radio show: :Bible Alphabet Soup

Bible Translations

cool chart with lots of information

another great chart