record number of viewers for Duck Dynasty’s season premiere
A&E had the competition ducking for cover Wednesday, as its redneck reality smash “Duck Dynasty” kicked off its new season with a whopping 11.8 million viewers — the largest audience ever for a non-fiction cable series.
The show about a Louisiana family also set an A&E record as the biggest telecast in the network’s history in all key demos.
LifeWay recently interviewed Si Robertson, known as Uncle Si, about his faith and God’s sense of humor. Do you watch Duck Dynasty? What do make of the Robertson family and their wildly popular reality show?Source: Variety
percentage of smartphone owners who used Google Maps last month
Google Maps is the most used smartphone app in the world: 54 percent of global smartphone owners used Google’s navigation app in the month preceding the survey.
Facebook’s app ranks second with 44 percent of smartphone owner share, and Twitter comes in at #6 with 22 percent of smartphone owners using the mobile app.
What smart phoneapp do you use most often? Which one often feels like you couldn’t live without it?Source: Media Bistro
percentage of teens who have talked to their parents about Internet privacy
At the same time, a nationally representative survey of teen Internet users shows that, at some point, 70 percent of them have sought outside advice about how to manage some aspect of their privacy online. When they do seek outside help, teens most often turn to friends, parents or other close family members:
- 42 percent have talked to friends or peers
- 41 percent have talked to a parent
- 37 percent have asked a sibling or cousin
Those who seek advice are more likely to limit what friends can see within their own friend networks, while those who have not sought out privacy advice are somewhat more likely to say that all of their friends can see the same things.
Parents, where are your teens turning for online privacy advice?Source: Pew Internet
percentage decrease in the likelihood of divorce for each sibling an individual has
Growing up with siblings may provide some protection against divorce as an adult, a new nationwide study reveals.
And the more siblings, the better: Each additional sibling a person has (up to about seven) reduces the likelihood of divorce by 2 percent.
If you had siblings and are married, in what ways do you think having a brother or sister better prepared you for marriage?Source: News Medical
number of Christian immigrants who received permanent residency status in 2012
Christians remain by far the largest religious group among legal U.S. immigrants, though their estimated share has decreased from 68 percent in 1992 to 61 percent in 2012. Over the past two decades, the U.S. has admitted an estimated 12.7 million Christian immigrants. The second-largest religious category among legal immigrants is the unaffiliated, which includes atheists, agnostics and people who do not identify with any particular religion. In recent years, the share of immigrants who have no religious affiliation has held fairly stable, at about 14 percent. Since 1992, the U.S. has admitted an estimated 2.8 million religiously unaffiliated immigrants.
How can churches minister to the rising number of immigrants in the U.S.?Source: Pew