About Least Religious Countries (list)
|August 25th, 2007||#1|
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Least Religious Countries (list) info
Least Religious Countries
Posted Aug 23rd 2007 12:15PM by Iva Skoch | http://www.gadling.com/2007/08/23/le...ous-countries/
When you travel to Europe , don't be surprised to find that many Europeans don't believe in God. I have even witnessed some alcohol-infused conversations between Americans and Europeans that almost ended in fist fights over His/Her existence. When you travel to the following countries, you might want to pick a less controversial topic of conversation...umm, maybe George W?
Here is the Top 10 least religious countries in the world:
1. Sweden (up to 85% non-believer, atheist, agnostic)
6. Czech Republic
9. South Korea
10. Estonia (up to 49% non-believer, atheist, agnostic)
The one that surprised me was Israel, ranking 19th, with up to 37% claiming to be non-believer, atheist, agnostic. Compare that with the US, ranking 44th, with 3-9% non-believers, atheists, agnostics. (I think I have met them all on the streets of New York City , too.)
The survey concluded that "high levels of organic atheism are strongly correlated with high levels of societal health, such as low homicide rates, low poverty rates, low infant mortality rates, and low illiteracy rates, as well as high levels of educational attainment, per capita income, and gender equality. Most nations characterized by high degrees of individual and societal security have the highest rates of organic atheism, and conversely, nations characterized by low degrees of individual and societal security have the lowest rates of organic atheism. In some societies, particularly Europe , atheism is growing. However, throughout much of the world – particularly nations with high birth rates – atheism is barely discernable."
|August 25th, 2007||#4|
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Well its an interesting choice an eternity with you or the Swedish Bikini Team... well at least I will be warm.
Oh and North Korea is 33rd on the list and Cuba is 49th.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – AD 65)
Last edited by MontyB; August 25th, 2007 at 04:10..
|August 25th, 2007||#6|
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But I will refrain from saying that its unbelievable until I have read more of it.
|August 25th, 2007||#7|
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Asking someone on the Phone if they believe in a god or if they consider themselves "religious" is different than having people who follow the Tenets of the Religion.
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|August 25th, 2007||#8|
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Some people just work better without supervision.
|August 25th, 2007||#9|
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Of course you can't believe the North Korean data.
Religion is outlawed in North Korea and the only ideology they are allowed to, in fact, it is mandatory that they believe in Juche. Juche isn't just a political system. It is a religion where people practically worship Kim Jong-il as their god.
So 33% Can't be it.
North Korea should technically be at the bottom of the list with 100% official adherents.
I also believe that South Korea's data may be wrong as well. You won't find more churches per square mile than in Seoul... and practically half the country lives in the Seoul metropolitan area. South Korea is an extremely religious country. I don't like HOW they go about being religious though because any spirit of Christianity is almost all gone and it's just a social network place now where people struggle for power and make connections. Either way, there should be more official adherents.
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