Excluding family and casual acquaintances, are most of your friends the same race and religion as yourself or different and has that in any way influenced your decision to have them as friends? Are most of your neighbors the same race and religion as yourself or different and has that in any way influenced your decision to live there? Ok I'll go 1st. I had to think about this one a little. Turns out, by a narrow margin, most of my friends are of a different race than myself. However, I do believe most are Christian. Neither race nor religion played a roll in my decision to have them as friends though. I tend to base friendship on strength of character and how an individual conducts themselves. My neighbors are predominantly black and Hispanic. I think most are Christian, but I'm really not sure. I actually had no idea of the demographics when we moved there. It just seemed like a quiet, well kept community. We've owned our home for going on 8 years now and couldn't be happier in that regard. How about you guys?