The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.
"In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend that folk are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest we saw was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%," Dr Wiener said.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
An Endangered Species
Religion is an endangered species and may become extinct in nine nations. Sadly, the United States is not on the list. I hope the US (and every country) gets on the list soon. Atheism could become more popular in the developed world than theism within a generation.