What percentage of people read their horoscopes?
about 70% of people read their horoscopes
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A Horoscope is a person's Birth Chart or Natal Chart. The construction of the horoscope is based on the Ptolemaic system, in which the earth is stationary and the heavenly bodies move around it in fixed patterns. It divides the heavens into twelve sections, each ruled by a different sign of the zodi…ac based on the mythological characteristics of the heavenly bodies (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces). It is a figurative analysis of the positions of all the planets and constellations in the zodiac viewed from a specific place at any exact moment in time. It provides predictions of the personality and destiny of each individual based on those astronomical positions at the moment and place of birth of that person. The format of a horoscope, prepared as a table, can differ from country to country as well as from culture to culture. Horoscope literally means 'hour scope'. There is also a transit chart based on day-to-day or future positions of heavenly bodies. The basic birth chart is subjected to these angles of the planets telling future events for the person. The moon stays in each sign for two and one-half days and is the foundation of transit astrology. During its stay, it reflects the qualities of a sign in moods and behaviors in everyday things and is the theme of dreams while sleeping. Astrology has existed for thousands of years. Most sciences and religions rejected its principles hundreds of years ago, but millions of people continue to believe in or practice it. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Illiteracy in America is still growing at an alarming rate and that fact has not changed much since Rudolf Flesch wrote his best-selling expose of reading instruction in 1955. Illiteracy continues to be a critical problem, demanding enormous resources from local, state, and federal taxes…, while arguments about how to teach children to read continue to rage within the education research community, on Capitol Hill, in business, and in the classroom.. The International Reading Association estimates that more than one thousand research papers are prepared each year on the subject of literacy, and that is very likely a low figure. For the past 50 years, America's classrooms have been used by psychologists, sociologists, educationists, and politicians as a giant laboratory for unproven, untried theories of learning, resulting in a near collapse of public education. It is time we begin to move away from "what's new" and move toward "what works.". The grim statistics According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 42 million adult Americans can't read; 50 million can recognize so few printed words they are limited to a 4th or 5th grade reading level; one out of every four teenagers drops out of high school, and of those who graduate, one out of every four has the equivalent or less of an eighth grade education.. According to current estimates, the number of functionally illiterate adults is increasing by approximately two and one quarter million persons each year. This number includes nearly 1 million young people who drop out of school before graduation, 400,000 legal immigrants, 100,000 refugees, and 800,000 illegal immigrants, and 20 % of all high school graduates. Eighty-four percent of the 23,000 people who took an exam for entry-level jobs at New York Telephone in 1988, failed. More than half of Fortune 500 companies have become educators of last resort, with the cost of remedial employee training in the three R's reaching more than 300 million dollars a year. One estimate places the yearly cost in welfare programs and unemployment compensation due to illiteracy at six billion dollars. An additional 237 billion dollars a year in unrealized earnings is forfeited by persons who lack basic reading skills, according to Literacy Volunteers of America.. The federal government alone has more than 79 literacy-related programs administered by 14 federal agencies. The total amount of money being spent on illiteracy by the federal government can only be guessed at, because there has never been a complete assessment prepared. A conservative estimate would place the amount at more than ten billion dollars each year, and growing steadily. ( Full Answer )
If you are asking about predictions then there is no such thing. No one can predict the future.
Answer . A horoscope, in the traditional definition, is not what you see in a newspaper (or online) masquerading as astrology. Horoscope literally means "picture of the hour." It is a map of the solar system at a particularly moment in time, as seen from a particular place. Astrologers genera…lly prefer the term "natal chart" to avoid confusion with sun-sign columns (which are not "horoscopes," at all). Everone and everything has a natal chart (but not everyone has had theirs calculated). By superimposing the natal chart onto the current or future planetary positions of the solar system, astrologers seek to frame a forecast either for an individual, business, or country. The Sun sign is only a small part of the natal chart and is not very useful as a forecasting tool since there are 30 different possible positions for the Sun (or planets) within each sign. ( Full Answer )
I believe in horoscopes- my own, anyway. I just made one using my Tarot cards for June 26 2007- June 26 2008. It looks pretty good for my family- except for September..
Every month or so has a star sign/horoscope. These signs are used to tell destiny ie. Aries will have a good day for romance with Aquarius or used to test relationships ie. Leo and Saggitarius make a good couple or something like that. They are named after the 12 signs of the Zodiac. The 12 signs …are: Saggitarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) Virgo (Aug 23- Sep 22) Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov 22) So, if you were born on Dec 1st, youd be a Saggitarius, if you wereborn on June 28th, youd be Cancer. P.S. if you were born on Febuary 29th you are the sign of the demon. These dates can vary each year by 1 or 2 days You must look what day the sun enters a sign in an ephemeris This book is used by astronomers and shows where the planets are at any time-past present future ( Full Answer )
U aren't going to have the best of luck today, i would watch your back. Chart of the hour.
A professor did a test a while ago. He gave each person in one of his classes their horoscpoe from the previous day and told them not to show anyone else. When asked if it was right, all of them said yes. He then revealed that he had given everyone the same horoscope regardless of their star sign. T…hey are so vague that they could apply to anyone and it is possible that after reading your own you subconsciously do as it says. well im a very big believer of horoscope.I cant go about without reading them.but its basically up to you weither you really want to believe in it or not.with me they do have a positive effect and believe they do predict the truth two weeks ago i went through a break up but when i read the horoscope it said "i shouldn't be worried of my lovelife somebody unexpected will comin and make me happy for a while",the prediction did happen.but sometimes i believe that its not that all the time.but maybe they just shape who we are.what im saying don't rely on them but where possible they are true.just make sure the choices you make are basically yours and based on you not horoscopes all the time.the choices you make shape you and make who you are and have possible effects on who you become . ( Full Answer )
The last time that the literacy rate of people 15 and over was in2009. At that point, the literacy rate among adults of both sexeswas an average of 82.03.
\nI don' know but i do know 99% of the people in the U.S can read and Write
Eighty five percent of adults can read. Fifteen percent ofAmericans are illiterate and can't read at all. The educationsystem in America is blamed for this.
1. Findout what are the planets in their firends house and what are in enemy's house. 2. Findout what are the planets that are in reverse. 3. Say the Lord of one house is another then the lord wants to behave own house nature in the house it resides. 4. Lord one house behind is doing harm and lor…d one house advance is dooing good. 5. Planets occupied houses are in subject to the problem either good or bad. 6. Planets look is very important and convey message. 7. Thirukonam lord are the base for each house not only to the lagna. 8. Thasa Budhi is to be looked at to see the effect of the planets. 9. Yogas to be considered, mainly major yogas. 10. Stars are to be considered agaist the planets in dynamic sense ( Full Answer )
This would be impossible to determine as it is unknown exactly how many people are in the world and how many people have read the Harry Potter books.
Mr. Thomas, or Old Misery, has a horoscope that warns him of aserious crash. This warning proves true when the gang completelydestroys his house.
hardly 45% because literacy rate is too high in Pakistan and majority can't afford to buy a newspaper ......
Horoscopes are 1) analysis of natal charts or 2) overviews ofupcoming transits or progressions. Horoscopes also include thedaily or monthly sun sign horoscopes found in newspapers andmagazines.
Confirmation bias. It's easier to remember an event than a non-event. People remember the few times that a horoscope was spot on, and forget the many times when it was dead wrong. Also, horoscopes are written in such a way so as to be applicable to large numbers of people by making generalizations…. The difference is between, "Bob, your cat Spanky died yesterday" and "I see a painful event in your past". ( Full Answer )
VATICAN LETTER May-2-2008 (840 words) Backgrounder. With graphic posted May 1. xxxi Not an easy read: Survey indicates Bible hard to understand http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0802435.htm By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Bible: Most people in Europe a…nd North America have one and some of them actually read it, but more than half of them say it is difficult to understand. A survey commissioned by the Catholic Biblical Federation found that even those who reported reading the Bible said it was not easy to understand. Luca Diotallevi, the Rome-based sociology professor who coordinated the survey's working group, said, "This is very important: People described the Bible as difficult whether or not they said they read it." "The people of God are asking for help reading the Bible," he said in an April 30 interview. The Catholic Biblical Federation commissioned the survey as part of its preparation for the October world Synod of Bishops, which will focus on the Bible. During an April 28 Vatican press conference, the federation and GfK-Eurisko, which conducted the survey, presented preliminary results from nine countries: the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and Russia. The survey results are based on telephone interviews conducted in November with 13,000 adults. Asked, "In the past 12 months have you read any passage from the Bible?" 75 percent of U.S. adults said "yes." Their European counterparts were far behind them, but Diotallevi said the results coincide with other surveys on the differences between U.S. and European religious attitudes and practices. Diotallevi said a few more Protestants than Catholics reported having and reading the Bible, but the difference was so slight that it "was not statistically relevant." The percentage of Europeans affirming they had read a Bible passage in the previous year varied from a high of 38 percent in Poland to a low of 20 percent in Spain. But the huge differences all but disappeared when those surveyed were asked whether they considered the Bible's content to be "easy" or "difficult." The spread of those who said it was difficult went from 56 percent in the United States to 70 percent in Germany. The percentage of respondents who said they had a Bible at home was 93 percent in the United States, 85 percent in Poland, 75 percent in Italy, 74 percent in Germany, 67 percent in both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, 65 percent in Russia, 61 percent in Spain and 48 percent in France. The survey designers also tested for what they defined as an individual's "index of biblical knowledge," by asking seven very basic questions, such as "Are the Gospels part of the Bible?" and "Did Jesus write a book of the Bible?" Diotallevi said the scores of Catholics and Protestants were not significantly different because while slightly more Protestants reported reading the Bible "they have a greater tendency toward fundamentalism, giving what we would consider a wrong answer. For example, many of them maintain that Jesus is the author of the Gospels." When asked to describe the Bible, the most popular answer in every country except Germany was, "The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in the Bible should be taken literally, word for word." In Germany, 40 percent chose the phrase about the Bible being inspired, but more respondents -- 42 percent -- said, "The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts." Diotallevi described as fundamentalist those who chose the response: "The Bible is the actual word of God, which must be taken literally, word for word." Poland was the country with the highest percentage of fundamentalists, with 34 percent affirming the statement. In the United States 27 percent said it was literally God's word and in Italy 23 percent said so. One statistic bishops are expected to discuss during the synod is the relatively infrequent use of the Bible for prayer, the "lexio divina" promoted by the church. Survey respondents who said they prayed were asked, "How do you do it?" While 37 percent of U.S. respondents and 32 percent of Polish respondents said they use the Bible to pray, only 9 percent of people in the United Kingdom, France and Italy reported praying with the Bible and only 6 percent of Spaniards said they used the Bible for their prayers. In France and in Italy, the top answer was, "I recite words that I know by heart." In all the other countries, the most popular method of private prayer was using one's own words. Those interviewed also were asked about their political orientation; in order to have comparable statistics, the survey did not ask people which party they belonged to, but rather to describe themselves as right wing, center-right, center, center-left or left wing. He said the number of people who read the Bible "was more or less equal" in each of the political categories. "But on individual issues, reading the Bible was strongly predictive," Diotallevi said. The statistical breakdowns were not available in late April, but he said those who reported reading the Bible were those most likely to oppose abortion and euthanasia. END Copyright (c) 2008 Catholic News Service/USCCB. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed. CNS Â· 3211 Fourth St NE Â· Washington DC 20017 Â· 202.541.3250 . How come our people don't read the Bible any more?. Mark Brown (Bible Society in NZ) is posting in parts a "talk" he gave, to " a Christian . Leadership Conference on the topic of Bible in the church today " in part one he points out the shocking statistics on Bible reading among Kiwi (and even worse[!] US Christians).. The Bible Society undertook some research that displayed only 21% of the more than 2,000 church attending participants read their Bible daily. Twenty one percent. Twenty two percent stated they read it at least weekly with the remaining 57% which absolutely should blow you away. I hope it does, because this is a crisis. The remaining 57% saying they either read the Bible occasionally or hardly ever - 22%. Now similar studies recently conducted in the U.S. stated that only 12%. In this study in the U.S. which is quite large, 12% said they read the Bible regularly. Twelve percent! This is an issued that faces the Western Church and I've had the opportunity of doing a little travelling, chatting to colleagues in other western Countries, in the U.S., U.K and even Australia. And this is the problem they face. This is an epidemic.. Why have a book if you never read it? . http://sciencepolitics.blogspot.com/2005/05/why-have-book-if-you-never-read-it.html. Some interesting statistics, via Jane:. Some statistics: * About 92 percent of American own at least one copy of the Bible. * The average household has 3 copies. * About 67 percent of Americans say that the Bible holds the answers to the basic questions of life. * The Bible is the world's all-time best seller. * At least 20 million copies are sold each year. * Gideon International annually distributes more than 45 million copies. Biblical knowledge (Biblical illiteracy is rampant): * Perhaps 15 percent of Americans participate in Bible studies. * The number of people who read the Bible, at least occasionally is 59 percent. * Less than 50 percent of Americans can name the first book of the Bible (Genesis). * Only 1/3 of Americans know who delivered the Sermon on the Mount (more people identified Billy Graham rather than Jesus). * Twenty-five percent of Americans don't know what is celebrated on Easter (the Resurrection of Christ, the foundational event of Christianity). * Twelve percent of Christians think that Noah's wife is Joan of Arc. * Eighty percent of born-again Christians (including George W. Bush) think it is the Bible that says "God helps them that help themselves." (Actually it was said by Benjamin Franklin.). Americans and the Bible: Bible Ownership, Reading, Study and Knowledge in the United States by Michael J. Vlach . http://www.theologicalstudies.citymax.com/page/page/1572910.htm. The Christian Bible continues to be a revered book in the United States. In fact, no other book comes close to having been read and re-read as much as the "Good Book". Every year, millions of Bibles are printed in this country. Researcher George Gallup points out that so many Bibles have been printed in the United States "that even rough estimates of the total number published to date do not exist." 1 How do Americans use the Bible and what do they know about it? Recent research has produced important information about Bible ownership, reading, study, and knowledge in the United States. Bible Ownership Most Americans own a Bible. In fact, 92% of households in America own at least one copy. Of those households that own a Bible, the average number of Bibles is three. This includes not only the homes of practicing Christians but hundreds of thousands of atheists as well. 2 Bible Reading Although most Americans own a Bible, use of the Bible varies significantly. In a poll taken by the Gallup Organization in October, 2000, 59% of Americans reported that they read the Bible at least occasionally. This is down from 73% in the 1980s. The percentage of Americans who read the Bible at least once a week is 37%. This is down slightly from 40% in 1990. 3 According to the Barna Research Group, those who read the Bible regularly spend about 52 minutes a week in the scriptures. 4 Barna, "The Bible," data is from 1997. Which gender is more faithful at reading the Bible at least weekly? The prize goes to the women. Women (42%) are more likely than men (32%) to have read the Bible in the past week. What version do people prefer? As of 1997, those who read the Bible preferred the King James Version to the New International Version by a 5 to 1 margin. 5 Bible Study When it comes to going beyond merely reading the Bible to actual study of the Bible, the numbers decline sharply. Only one in seven Americans report an involvement that goes beyond just reading the Bible. Fourteen percent of Americans currently belong to a Bible study group. 6 This is down a full one-third from 1990 when 21% said they were involved in a Bible study group. 7 Bible Knowledge How about knowledge of the Bible? According to Gallup, "Despite the impressive statistics concerning Bible reading and study, it is apparent that ignorance about its contents is widespread." 8 . He gives evidence for this conclusion:. --. Only half of adults interviewed nationwide could name any of the four Gospels of the New Testament.. --. Just 37% of those interviewed could name all four Gospels.. --. Only 42% of adults were able to name as many as five of the Ten Commandments correctly.. --. Seven in ten (70%) were able to name the town where Jesus was born, but just 42% could identify him as the person who delivered the Sermon on the Mount. 9 . Researcher George Barna has also documented the lack of Bible knowledge in the United States:. --. 38% of Americans believe the entire Bible was written several decades after Jesus' death and resurrection (While this is true of the New Testament, the entire Old Testament was written hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus Christ).. --. 12% of adults believe that Noah's wife was Joan of Arc.. --. 49% believe that the Bible teaches that money is the root of all evil. (The love of money is said to be the root of all types of evil).. --. 75% believe that the Bible teaches that God helps those who help themselves. 10 . George Lindbeck, the famous Yale theologian, has commented on the decreasing knowledge of scripture from a professor's perspective: "When I first arrived at Yale, even those who came from nonreligious backgrounds knew the Bible better than most of those now who come from churchgoing families." 11 Recent research highlights the decreasing influence of the Bible in the United States and the importance of serious Bible study by Christians. As our society becomes increasingly pluralistic and subjective in its worldview, the more important it will be for Christians to know and study their Bibles. Only by doing so can we intelligently present a biblical worldview to those who know so little of the Word that is able to save their souls. 1 George Gallup, Jr., The Role of the Bible in American Society (Princeton: The Princeton ReligionResearch Center, 1990) 2 Barna Research Online, "The Bible," www.barna.org. This information is based on 1993 figures. 3 Alec Gallup and Wendy W. Simmons, "Six in Ten Americans Read Bible at Least Occasionally," TheGallup Organization, www.gallup.com, October 20, 2000. 4 Barna, "The Bible," data is from 1997. 5 Ibid., data is from 2001. 6 Gallup, "Six in Ten Americans Read Bible at Least Occasionally," 7 Gallup, The Role of the Bible in American Society, 17. 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid. 10 Barna, "The Bible," The information is from the years 1994, 1997, 1994, and 2000 respectively. 11 George A. Lindbeck, "The Church's Mission to a Postmodern Culture," Postmodern Theology: ChristianFaith in a Pluralist World (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989) 45. ( Full Answer )
William Caxton's introduction of the printing press and the typography row in 1476 meant that ordinary people could begin to have access to books-in particular the bible,Before this time books being individually hand written were treasured objects and were kept locked up.
Statistics like that are not really available, because they are too general. There are a lot of people who read Warriors, especially in the United States between the ages of 10 - 14 (the prime demographic). Books from the series regularly make the New York Times bestseller lists on their release dat…es and days after.. But i would say: 85% ( Full Answer )
Yes of course u can. U just must make sure u are NOT MISLEAD by these horoscopes. I myself am a Christian but i read them anyway. I dont believe in them i just am curious to see what they say.
Of course you can still read your horoscope. You may be Christian but you can still do some stuff that isn't like read a horoscope, read magazines. If you want to read a Christian magazine go ahead but I'm Christian but I go to a public school, I read books and magazines, and all my friends swear ar…ound me but I just play it cool and ignore it I read my horoscopes so go ahead read yours. ( Full Answer )
Chinese astrology . is based on your Year, Month, Day and Time (Chinese hour if available) of birth From ancient times, the Chinese have believed that certain parameters of your personality and fate were set at your moment of birth. The Chinese are not strict determinists, however, and do believe …people can use the information in their charts to improve their lives. For example, athletic coaches train their teams to exploit their strengths and to find ways to compensate for their weaknesses Most use the lunar calendar (see appendix 1 for more info on the Chinese calendar) which bases its calculations on the cycles of the moon. That is why Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year. Some Chinese systems use the solar year as Western astrology does. Both, however, make use of Chinese five element theory. The five elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, always being given in that order. It is said to be a productive cycle, that is Wood produces Fire; Fire produces Earth; Earth produces Metal, Metal produces Water, and Water produces Wood, thus continuing the cycle. The balance of these elements and their positioning in a Chinese chart enable the astrologer to tell many things about a person's personality and life. Chinese astrologers base their calculations on the moon and its cycles, that is, on the lunar year. Western astrologers base theirs on the solar year. Thus, Western signs are called sun signs. In Western astrology the month sign, for example, Leo, is the primary influence, while in Chinese astrology it is the year sign. This is why your year element and the fixed element of your year sign was noted above. Actually, Chinese astrology has four signs, one for the year, the month, the day and the hour of birth. In texts these are often referred to as the four pillars. This may sound different, but even here there is a similarity with Western astrology. That system, for example, uses hour signs as well, calling them ascendants" There is one more very important thing to know about Chinese astrology. Chinese astrologers are not strict determinists. In other words they do not believe a person's fate is sealed in stone at the moment of birth. What they do believe is that a person's time and place of birth set parameters, boundaries within which a person has more or less freedom. What happens within these boundaries is influenced not only by "free will" but also by external factors such as financial status of the family, the culture, and the local economy ( Full Answer )
Kate asked people if they read the daily newspaper 80 people said no and 126 said yes What are the correct percentages?
80 + 126 = 206 80 / 206 â 38.8% 126 / 206 â 61.2%
not that ive heard. it has something to do with the stars and where they ine up to the earth during that year and month. sometimes even specific as day. i don't kno how they get the horoscope from the stars but im sure that's where it coms from.
Astrologers say that Gemini people are indeed very charming in personality and in looks. They are very pleasing people, as explained by the astrologers. But some say that Taurus can also be very good-looking individuals. Most, though, say that Gemini has the most attractive people. i find the mos…t attractive girls to be caner,Scorpio, aquerius and Pisces Libra women are the most beautiful in the world and they have musical voices Also the libra decans or 10 day birth periods display the same traits: Feb 10-20 June 1-10 aug 10-20 dec 1-10 ( Full Answer )
About 1% is my guess. They were the priests and clergy and some nobility. Other than that very few people could read.
Because they want to know what is going to happen in the future. Like if they get rich or famous or meet a celebraty. Or some people want to know when they are going to die...
2% , they are real Morons there, they don't know how to read and write until theyu are 18.
The literacy rate in Panama is estimated to be over 94%. This meansthat the larger percentage of people in Panama can read and write.
only the rich That is not true. Europe, North America and several other parts of the world have free mandatory school attendance for a certain number of years and thus have a high rate of literacy. Some countries have no money to provide schooling. In some countries education is only available t…o those with money. In some countries education is denied to certain elements in society, notably women. In some cultures education is seen as just causing trouble; if you are going to be a farmer, geometry or philosophy is not going to be much practical use. But many farm boys and girls have gone on to make great contributions to their societies and nations. A general education including history and science is priceless in itself. ( Full Answer )
Literacy Rate The percentage rate of people who can read and write is called the literacy rate.
They can, most chose not to because of the links between horoscopes and false worship and pagan superstitions.
In the world literacy league, France comes equal 19th at 99%, though most of those above her are former members of the USSR and their figures may not be all that accurate. The UK, incidentally, comes equal 19th too, and so does the USA.
Well its impossible for me to tell you without his birthday but to give you a grasp on what his horoscope might be here are the dates. March 21 -April 19 = Aries April 20- May 20 = Tarus May 21- June 20 = Gemini June 21- July 22 = Cancer July 23- August 22 = Leo August 23- Sep…tember 22 = Virgo September 23 - October 22 = Libra October 23- November 21 = Scorpio November 22- December 21 = Sagittarius December 22- January 19 = Capricorn January 20- February 18 = Aquarius February 19- March 20 = Pisces . ( Full Answer )
Althought the Bible does not mention horoscopes, it contains many approving examples of the use of numerology and astrology. No doubt the ancients would have been keenly interested in whether horoscopes are a valuable new way of knowing the future.
My guess is about 30% to 40% as an average level of literacy for the Middle Ages in Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire. I know others often give lower figures, but I have heard higher. The percentage of literacy in the Middle Ages depended on time and place. In the Byzantine Empire, there was… a system of primary education that operated at the village level and taught both boys and girls. It was started in 425 AD, the same year as the founding of the University of Constantinople, and it continued to operate until 1453. It is possible, or even probable, that the majority of the people in the Byzantine Empire could read at most times in history. Regardless of where they were, in Europe or elsewhere, Jews and Muslims were very likely to be able to read. They constituted an important part of the population in parts of Europe, especially Spain, which was controlled by Muslims at one time, and had important Jewish and Muslim presence from 711 AD to the end of the Middle Ages. In the West, what percentage of the population was educated is debatable. There were schools open when the Middle Ages began, and there is clear history that they continued to operate for quite a long time. One School in Wales was opened by the Roman Emperor Theodosius, who died in 395 AD, before the Middle Ages started, and was only closed by King Henry VIII, long after the Middle Ages ended (Cor Tewdws, or Theodosius' College). Visigoths opened schools in the 6th century, and the Viking government of the Danelaw had one state supported school that remains open to this day (Beverley Grammar School). There is a famous letter from a Muslim emissary at the court of Charlemagne in which he says the Frankish nobility was busily learning the art of signing their own signatures. I think it is probably dangerous to consider this as a literal fact, rather than a disparaging exaggeration. Charlemagne was a great supporter of education, who opened schools and set a goal of seeing that all free people could get educated. Alfred the Great did the same. There was a large number of priests, monks, and nuns, and these people were likely to be literate. Many teachers were not clergy, as we know from such examples as Peter Abelard. The advantages of literacy for merchants are so great that it is likely that many were literate, and in fact there were schools called abacus schools opening from the middle of the 13th century for the purpose of teaching the children of merchants the arts of using Arabic numerals, reading and writing in the vernacular, and other things; these taught both boys and girls. The advantages of soldiers being literate are obvious, and were the reason why the Byzantines had their school system. The legal system was run by literate people, once the advantages of written law became obvious to the Germanic peoples, whose judges had prided themselves in having the law memorized (but sometimes disagreed over what it was). Physicians had to read. Architects and engineers had to read. There were good reasons for stonemasons and carpenters to be able to read the instructions of the architects and engineers. The steward on a manor had to read and write to do a proper job, and it was probably of benefit if the reeve did, even if he was a serf. A king who depended on others to heavily was unwise, as Childeric III found out to his dismay, but others doubtless knew. And the nobility had good reasons, aside from legal and military, to read and write; in fact books became fashionable to have and read. There were a number of authors who wrote secular material in vernacular languages, as we can see in the case of Christine de Pizan, who supported her family by writing poems on a commission basis. Many of her poems were written for people who wished to used them to court the people they admired. One woman, HÃ©loÃ¯se d'Argenteuil, who was famous for her scholarship, was most probably not of the nobility; she became a nun, but that was not the intention of her education . There were even people who were not well off and had little particularly reason to read or write who did so nevertheless, Margery Kempe being an example; she wrote the earliest known autobiography in the English language. Legal systems had both secular and ecclesiastical courts, the later being for clergy. The ecclesiastical courts were more lenient than the secular, and in some times and placers, the clergy were defined for legal purposes as anyone who could read the 51st Psalm, so even felons had reason to want to learn to read. By the time you add these people together, you get a substantial part of the population. While I have seen figures as low as 10% as an average literacy level for the Middle Ages, I find it hard to believe, especially because this would have to mean that at most times, a large part of the clergy would have had to have been illiterate. My bet is that the literacy level was above 50% in the Byzantine Empire and possibly in Muslim Spain as well. I am guessing it was somewhat lower, perhaps 25% to 35%, in much of Western Europe, depending on the conditions of the time, with the low level dropping a bit in the worst times. In judging the level of literacy of the Middle Ages, we must remember that written materials have to be maintained, and at that time, this meant copying them by hand. Private medieval materials would have been very unlikely to be considered important enough to copy before the 19th century, so nearly all would have been lost. We are judging in a situation where there is an absence of information, but that is what we should expect, and not an indication that the information, private writings, did not exist at the time. There is a link below to a related question on schools, and it has source links for Cor Tewdws, the Byzantine school system, and others. A second link is to a question whose answer discusses some of the women mentioned above, with source links. ( Full Answer )
the term used to refer the percantage of people who can read and write is called literecy rate. .
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The bible says that we should not read horoscopes. Deuteronomy says it the future is to be known by God only.
No, because horoscopes are not real. No one can read the future, no one can communicate with spirits, no one but GOD. Horoscopes are stupid and don't make sense For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. P.S. GOD ROCKS
hey peepzz.. well it kinda depends. some people believe in that stuff - horoscopes and start signs, i mean. personally, i dont. but it doesnt matter what people think. if you do decide to believe in it then i wouldnt rely on it...i mean i wouldnt look at it everyday and if it said something li…ke 'you're gonna have a bad day' or whatever i wouodnt believe that stuff...i would just look at it for the sake of it. not cause' i thought it was gonna sort my life ou if you know what i mean... sorry..me not very helpfu I would like to just add to this comment. If everyone was to believe that the Horoscope would be of any help that would mean that everyone born under the same Star Sign would be either having a Good or a Bad day. This would mean over a billion people would be responding in the same way, while the other billion would be acting in a similar way this could be from madness to who knows what. Fact is many people give their lives to read the horoscope hoping it will explain The Why question in there lives. ( Full Answer )
Some people who believe in horoscopes believe in God while othersdo not. Some may believe in other gods.
Horoscope is a chart of all the planets with its positions (degree, min, sec) during birth. As per its position, every planet falls on a zodiac sign and that creats various different combinations and result differently to different person born in different time. This char is used by the astrologers… to interpret and predict about the native and provides recommendation accordingly. ( Full Answer )
Daily horoscopes can be found in practically every printed newspaper. Horoscopes can also be found on astrology and horoscope related sites on the web.
There are many websites on where you may read free horoscopes. Many of them are free, but beware, as some websites may attempt to install software onto your computer if you let it.
The Horoscope Junkie is a page that gives people their horoscopes and it is currently gaining popularity. It has 985 likes currently on the Facebook page.
The percentage of people who read the Times actually doing the crossword is 9.5%. People should take an interest in doing crossword as this exercises the mind.
Compatibility horoscopes are available on astrology sites. Horoscopes are also available in magazines and newspapers. The sites may give different views, but they do give answers.
Astrology developed over time to see how the movement of celestial objects such as the planets could influence events and the behaviour of people.