Not to imply a causal relationship, but the nine countries pinpointed to become religion-free are among the healthiest, happiest, and most prosperous in the world — shouldn’t God be giving them a dose of wrath as comeuppance? BBC News reports:
A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers. The result, reported at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, US, indicates that religion will all but die out altogether in those countries.
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.
The team’s mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number of religious respondents and the social motives behind being one.
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