24 March 2011

Endangered Species: Religion to 'die out' in 9 Countries?

Without reading the study, or the reasons for the study, why would you think the following might be true?

New research suggests that religion will "die out" in nine countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. The rate of "religious non-affiliation" has skyrocketed in each of these nations, and researchers speculate that religious identification will cease before too long ...

Research using census data from a selection of countries concluded there is a steady rise in people claiming no religious affiliation.

The findings, unveiled at a American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, was drawn from data stretching back 100 years.

The study was carried out by Northwestern University and the University of Arizona.

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