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The holy pollster: The results of this Turkish religious poll is quite entertaining

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Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) is so rich (its budget surpasses that of a dozen ministries combined) that it regularly produces data for social and political sciences.


In a poll it carried out last year, its pollsters asked Turks a set of entertaining questions, including:


- Do you play loto (a football betting game)?

- When you visit a friend’s home, do men and women sit in separate rooms?

- Is it a sin to drink but not to get drunk?

- Do you use bank loans on interest?

- Do you tell small lies?

- Do you cover your head when you go out?

- Do you think angels visit homes where inhabitants keep dogs as pets?

- How devout is your family?

- Do you consider a political candidate’s piety when voting?


See the actual article for the results.



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