Re: SOC: "WIRED" survey on "the Digital Citizen"

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 05:17:02 -0800

>but still seemed to have an abiding faith in existing political institutions

I think it is possible to read this aspect as "I'll be damned if I'll let
the bozos run things *without* my vote", rather than any "abiding faith". I
mean, I am one of those that think "Don't vote, it only encourages the
bastards"... but I _do_ vote, every chance I get; more now than (say) 10
years ago.

>AND were, in the majority, practicing religionists.

Four devotional activities of _some_ kind a month includes all sorts of
things, from now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep to Santeria. :) Nonetheless I'll
agree that this was surprising. Then again, remember that some surveys seem
to show that 70% of Americans believe in some sort of Supreme Being; why
shouldn't those folks be "connected"?

>Greg Burch


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