I occasionally go poking around Conservapedia to see what the crazies have been up to. Tonight I eventually encountered some "Question Evolution" blog with literally dozens of links to articles and posts about how Biblical Christianity is on the rise and atheists' numbers are shrinking, etc.
What strikes me is how silly this all is... do you think it proves you right if more people agree with you? I'm afraid it doesn't. I mean, I doubt the accuracy of your sources as well, but that's beside the point. Even if these all-caps claims of yours are true, so what?
No matter how many people agree with you, it's perfectly possible for everyone to be wrong. Maybe evolution and creationism are both wrong, and some other origin of life is the real fact, but no one has even suggested it yet!
No one is suggesting that Christians aren't the majority in the U.S. No one is suggesting that atheists are not the least-trusted demographic. We all know those things are true. I'm confused as to what you're trying to prove with your numbers.
The LDS church is guilty of this, too. While always carefully pointing out that it doesn't really matter, church leaders love to say "we're 14 million strong!" Like that changes anything about the veracity of your doctrines.
I guess I'm guilty of this stuff too, though. It seems somehow significant to me that an overwhelming majority of anyone who has (actually) studied living things in depth supports the theory of evolution, religious or not. But I should really let the evidence speak for itself, I suppose, and not play the silly numbers game.
Thank you, crazy people, for inspiring this opportunity for self-improvement!