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In the interests of accuracy that should read folks leaving california in droves.
.................Population loss is troubling news for California. The state, which experienced net in-migration of 3.3 million people during the 1990s, now is losing people to other states.
Nearly all of the state's recent growth has come from births, according to Dowell Myers, a demographer at USC. The 2010 Census represented the first time that California-born residents accounted for a majority of the state population. It was also the first time that California did not gain congressional seats (and thus add electoral votes) since becoming a state in 1850.
Much of California's middle class is now moving away. From 2000 to 2010, the state lost $29.4 billion in income it potentially could have taxed due to migration of workers, according to the Tax Foundation, second only to New York.........
7:08 pm West Coast Time 11/15/13
Just got invited to church by the in-laws. Christianity perseveres another day.
Christians are dishonest. They want one to believe that they are being persecuted but they are the ones trying to foist there religion on to every one else. They want Christianity posted every where. Yet they whine if another religion wants those same rights. So lets not pretend this is about freedom.
"Christians" are losing ground all over the world, including the US...but not from "persecution...
Religious landscape surveyWhen it comes to religion, the USA is now land of the freelancers.
The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. The faithful have scattered out of their traditional bases: The Bible Belt is less Baptist. The Rust Belt is less Catholic. And everywhere, more people are exploring spiritual frontiers ó or falling off the faith map completely.
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