Religion subreddits and their choice of words
Religion (or the absense of) can be an important factor in ones life and can bring like-minded people together. Let’s see what words different communities on reddit use in their posts.
About 993k randomly chosen comments to about 44k submissions from 2013-08 to 2014-07 on /r/atheism, /r/buddhism, /r/christianity, /r/hinduism, /r/islam, /r/judaism, /r/taoism and /r/zen /r/zenhabits were collected and analysed for frequency of specific words and phrases.
OK, not all of these really are religions, but for fun they are included nonetheless. ;-)
/r/buddhism, /r/christianity and /r/hinduism talks the most about afterlife.
/r/christianity and /r/islam talk very much about books.
Use of profanity and words with negative connotations
/r/atheism is the community using the most curse words.
/r/christianity, /r/hinduism and /r/islam mention deities the most.
The Zenhabit people lead the category of expressing happiness.
/r/christianity talks the most about homosexuality, marriage and sex.
/r/buddhism leads in mentioning meditation.
They also mention the word “ethic” much.
Science and evidence are very present in the atheism community.
Finally some misc words without a special topic.
/r/atheism and /r/christianity mention each other very often, so do Buddhists and Zen. Taoism and Hinduism are mentioned very seldom overall.
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That’s it. If you want to you can download the raw data all these diagrams are based on.