Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Would you say that Jews tend to be more traditional than Christians or other faiths???
Whether or not an individual of any faith is traditional really depends upon how many of the precepts and laws one "chooses" to follow.
If we assign everything to a sliding scale of 1 to 10, "1" being not following too many rules - - or liberal - - and "10" being mostly following everything to the letter - - or conservative - - then my use of the word "traditional" would be defined as followers or believers from about 8 to 10.
That may not be someone else's interpretation, but it's what my answer is predicated upon. However, there is then the question of how firm, or militant, a believer is in what is believed. AND there is also the consideration of what's in a person's heart.
I'll use an example of North Korea, where they give praise to the great leader, rather than to God, for everything because they're required to. If you watched Lisa Ling go to NK, you can see that what's in their heart isn't what they verbalize - - and what they verbalize is out of fear. But the "religion" of NK is certainly not worldwide.
Anyway, if we just examine the 3 major Abrahamic beliefs: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and look at the spectrum scale for how many of the faithful follow the greater quantity of its "rules", I'd suppose that you'd find that a larger number of those practicing Islam would fall on the traditional side.
But, that may only be because the majority are living in a country where they're "required" to follow the leader, and not their heart. When some are westernized, I think they can slide to either the Moderate (4, 5, 6) or fewer to the Liberal (1, 2, 3) side of the scale.
The Jewish and the Christians don't tend to live in places where they are required to follow their religion, so you will always find a good many 1's, 10's and everything in between, mainly because of what's known as cherry-picking.
Interesting question but now, why do you ask