Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nations by Religious Fervor

Another piece of data that shatters myths about atheists and believers is worldwide religious belief, which you can see here:

Two correlations are immediately obvious in this worldwide data that were so in national data as well: religion dominates among the poor and the less educated, which are themselves correlated. It also far from clear that there is any criminal correlation, except perhaps in the opposite direction the Christians like to claim, though because criminality is also correlated with economic and educational factors, it is difficult to eyeball it. Still, it most certainly does not support the contention that religiousity brings morality and peace.

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