Wednesday, September 08, 2010

OKCupid Study Reinforces Vague Racial Pop-Culture Stereotypes -- Daily Intel

Data mining singles ads online dating profiles, reminds you that by-and-large people are lame:
White dudes like: Tom Clancy, Van Halen, Golfing, Harley Davidson, Ghostbusters, Phish, The Big Lebowski, Soundgarden, brew, and boating. (Also Burn Notice, Tenacious D, and "software.") Sounds like a bad joke, right? Like, when you get to the word "Phish," you think, "Nothing could be whiter than that, right?" And then you get to brew.
But if you go here and scroll way down, they have a weird chart that correlates religion and writing ability. Talk about burying the lede:
Note that for each of the faith-based belief systems I've listed, the people who are the least serious about them write at the highest level. On the other hand, the people who are most serious about not having faith (i.e. the "very serious" agnostics and atheists) score higher than any religious groups.