Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Are Women More Religious Than Men?

As per one Report:

"Women pray more often than men, are more likely to believe in God, and are more religious than men in a variety of other ways, according to a new study. Analysts say that the reasons could range from traditional mothering duties to the tendency of men to take risks, reports Live Science. The survey involved interviews with more than 35,000 US adults by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

A mountain of Gallup survey data attests to the idea that women are more religious than men,
hold their beliefs more firmly, practice their faith more consistently, and work more vigorously for the congregation, "Gallup wrote."

As per me, to be religious or not depends upon individual's thinking & faith in God, irrespective of gender. It can vary as per different geographies of the world. I have my own data which varies from this report. I have a "Bhakti Sangeet (Devotional Music) Channel" on You Tube where as on date 101 Videos are uploaded. I joined You Tube one year back & as on date these Devotional Videos have been viewed 2.5 Million times in total. Daily average views by interested ones around the world are around 14,000 Video views on this channel. Below are Demographics Charts for my channel which explain how many % of Male & Female viewers are seeing these Devotional Videos. There is also a Bar Chart which explains the age groups, which are viewing these Devotional Videos.

Who is watching the videos in this Channel?

Genders for all age groups

Age ranges for both genders

So from these charts it is clear that overall 36% Females & 64% Males are seeing these Devotional Videos on my channel. Age group 35-54 are the most (for both the genders) who are seeing these Devotional Videos. This data is representative of my channel on You Tube only & not as a whole. I would again like to say that Faith in God is individual matter, irrespective of gender. Anybody & everybody is free to pray & have faith in God irrespective of gender. As per Bhagwat Gita God accepts everyone (even the vilest sinner) who worships Him with devotion. Below verses explain that only.

Api chet su-duracharo
bhajate maam ananya-bhak
sadhurev sa mantavya
samyag vyvasito hi sah' (Gita: Chapter IX verse 30 )

'Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: Even if the vilest sinner worships Me with full devotion, he/she should be considered a noble soul or saint; as he/she has taken the right step by worshipping me.'

'kshipram bhavti dharmatma
shasvac-chantim nigachati
kauntey pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranashyati' (Gita: Chapter IX verse 31)

'Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: He/she speedily becomes virtuous and secures lasting peace. O son of Kunti, know it for certain that My devotee never falls.'

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