The Macro Data Guide - Freedom House Institution Freedom House is a Washington-based non-governmental organisation established in 1941 to promote democracy around the globe. The organisation has since 1973 published the Comparative Survey of Freedom, which rates the level of democracy or freedom in all independent states and some disputed and dependent territories. Freedom House also conducts annual surveys on global media freedom, European and Eurasian nations in transition towards democracy, in-depth analyses of selected countries believed to be at a crossroad of their political development, as well as special reports focusing on particular fields or territories of interest. Datasets Freedom in the World Yearly publication which measures freedom in countries and territories according to two broad categories political rights and civil liberties. Website Freedom House Format On-screen tables, HTML, PDF, Excel Timespan 1972-present Coverage 194 countries Last reviewed Data types and sources Data download Freedom House. 2011. Topics
Adherents.com Adherents.com is a website that aims to collect and present information about religious demographics, established in 1998. It is the largest pool of such data freely available on the internet. As of January 2010, the site contains approximately 44,000 references on over 4,300 faith groups. The site offers its information sorted geographically, focusing on the number of adherents of a given denomination in a specific region or country. According to the site, Adherents.com presents "data from both primary research sources such as government census reports, statistical sampling surveys and organizational reporting, as well as citations from secondary literature which mention adherent statistics." Its compete.com rank as of December 2009 was 12,760, its daily ads revenue estimated at USD 58. See also References Jump up ^ including "churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc." External links
Geographic Distribution of Religious Centers in the U.S. These maps were generated from the listings in the Pluralism Project's Directory of Religious Centers and reflect the distributions as of August 2006. Click on the thumbnail to view a printable, full-size map in a new window. Interfaith: 604 Centers Jainism: 94 Centers Sikhism: 244 Centers Hinduism: 714 Centers Buddhism: 2150 Centers Islam: 1583 Centers Ogdoad In Egyptian mythology, the Ogdoad (Greek "ογδοάς", the eightfold) were eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis during what is called the Old Kingdom, the third through sixth dynasties, dated between 2686 to 2134 BC. In Egyptian mythology Together the four concepts represent the primal, fundamental state of the beginning. They are what always was. In the myth, however, their interaction ultimately proved to be unbalanced, resulting in the arising of a new entity. The entity containing Ra is depicted either as an egg or as a lotus bud. In the former version, a mound arises from the waters. In Gnosticism The number eight plays an important part in Gnostic systems, and it is necessary to distinguish the different forms in which it appeared at different stages in the development of Gnosticism. In the system of Valentinus, the seven heavens, and even the region above them, were regarded as but the lowest and last stage of the exercise of creative power. 7 + 1 Seven heavens
Welcome to TransEurope Home Page of the Religious Research Association Internet Sacred Text Archive Home The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure A long exposure image showing an airplane passing in the sky during the Perseids meteor shower over the remains of a centuries old Christian basilica near the town of Pirdop, Bulgaria, early on Aug. 12. (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images) “It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data,” said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very unusual flickering habit. Boyajian wrote up a paper on possible explanations for the star’s bizarre behavior, and it was published recently in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. To Wright, it looked like the kind of star he and his colleagues had been waiting for. Aliens. Or, to be more specific, something built by aliens — a “swarm of megastructures,” as he told the Atlantic, likely outfitted with solar panels to collect energy from the star. [No, we haven’t discovered alien megastructures around a distant star] It wasn’t the star’s fault either.
Human Rights Data Analysis Group Canadian Religions Canadian Studies > Religion Religion Gateway > Canadian Religions Table of Contents Links & General ResourcesBaha'i FaithBuddhism in CanadaJudaism in CanadaSikhism in CanadaAlternative Spirituality The American Religious Experience Religion in Canada: Its Development and Contemporary Situation "This article originally appeared in volume 43, no. 1, of Social Compass - (dead link) (1996)." Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance A collection of over 500 essays including brief descriptions of 63 religions, sects and faiths. Religious Makeup of Canada From ReligiousTolerance.org Baha'i Faith Bah·'Ì Communities in Canada - (dead link) see also Academic Info: Baha'i Faith Buddhism Buddhism in CanadaBy George Klima, in collaboration with Chris Ng and K'un Li Shih of the Buddhist Women's Network and with Mathieu Ouellet. Web Sites of Canadian Buddhist Temples and Centres see Academic Info: Buddhism Islam The Calgary Islamic Homepage Canadian Society of Muslims
Planet Tozer Creative Review commissioned photographer Jason Tozer to shoot these pictures on behalf of Sony using its new Alpha 350 digital camera. They are, in fact, all common-or-garden soap bubbles, shot in-camera. We'll be revealing more on how Tozer obtained these stunning images later in the week. The full series is shown below and to see them at a larger size simply click on each image. Click here for more details on the new Sony Alpha D-SLR. For more of Tozer's work, see jasontozer.com 2006 Census Tract (CT) Profiles Statistics Canada www.statcan.gc.ca Home > Census > 2006 Census: Data products > View the most recent version Archived Content Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Catalogue number: 92-597-XWE Census tracts are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of 2,500 to 8,000. The following options are provided to help navigate to a census tract, visualize the census tract via a map and/or retrieve profile data for the census tract. Option 1 - Find census tract data using a postal code Option 2 - Find census tract data using GeoSearch2006 Search for census tract data using interactive maps ( Instructions GeoSearch2006 Option 3 - Find census tract data using a CMA/CA code and census tract name
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