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Top 20 Most Athiest Nations

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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20. Canada ( 19 - 30% Atheist)

19. Israel ( 15 - 37% Atheist)

18. Slovenia ( 35 - 38% Atheist)

17. Bulgaria ( 34 - 40% Atheist)

16. Belgium ( 42 - 43% Atheist)

15. United Kingdom ( 31 - 44% Atheist)

14. Netherlands ( 39 - 44% Atheist)

13. Hungary ( 32 - 46% Atheist)

12. Russia ( 24 - 48% Atheist)

11. Germany ( 41 - 49% Atheist)

10. Estonia ( 49% Atheist)

9. South Korea ( 30 - 52% Atheist)

8. France ( 43 - 54% Atheist)

7. Finland ( 28 - 60% Atheist)

6. Czech Republic ( 54 - 61% Atheist)

5. Japan ( 64 - 65% Atheist)

4. Norway ( 31 - 72% Atheist)

3. Denmark ( 43 - 80% Atheist)

2. Vietnam ( 81% Atheist)

1. Sweden ( 46 - 85% Atheist)

Read more at www.infobarrel.com...
www.adherents.com...

It is most common to be an athiest if you live in a Western Nation.

Europe is most athiest

No Islamic country is on the list.

I wonder why Israel has such a high percentage of athiests. It seems strange since its the Holy Land. Would it be because many of the jewish people that stayed in Israel were from communist countries in Europe?




























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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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No Islamic country is on the list.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?




I wonder why Israel has such a high percentage of athiests. It seems strange since its the Holy Land. Would it be because many of the jewish people that stayed in Israel were from communist countries in Europe?

Israel is NOT the re-established biblical Israel as many of its supporters like to think.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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I've seen a lot of studies over the years but I have never seen any kind of scientific paper that would display a potential range instead of a mean figure.

This is complete bunk!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Funny how the more Atheist a nation, the less problems they seem to have.

List Of Happiest Nations

1. Denmark

2. Finland

3. Norway

4. Netherlands

5. Canada

6. Switzerland

7. Sweden

8. New Zealand

9. Australia

10. Ireland



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
I've seen a lot of studies over the years but I have never seen any kind of scientific paper that would display a potential range instead of a mean figure.

This is complete bunk!



Below is a list of the top fifty countries containing the largest measured percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God. These figures do not necessarily represent the number of people who are identify themselves as "atheists." For example, in Estonia in 2004, 49% of people surveyed said they did not believe in God. At the same time, only 11% of people in the country identified themselves as atheists.



Source: Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005).

www.adherents.com...


The stats are from 2005. There would be even more athiests now you would think.

The source seems good to me.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Funny thought would be Satan cutting those nations a break for not worshipping God as much as others.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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...and you know why, politicians need to seriously deal with the issues at hand and cannot play the religious- emotional card on social and health issues, this is the reason I love living in Europe.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by FidelityMusic
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Funny thought would be Satan cutting those nations a break for not worshipping God as much as others.


If one has such religious delusions, I guess I could agree.

Fortunetely for me I don't



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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The source seems good to me.


Got a link to the original?

My doubts in this document stem from the writers inability to practice mathematics.

If you survey a sample of people....you don't get a range of figures. You get a definite result.

If you sample/survey 1000 people and 200 of those people test/infer positivity to the whatever test is being conducted.....then you get a definite 20%.

There is no range of figures....there is one result (rounded if required) and only one.


Science doesn't guess, but people with agendas exaggerate.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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What agenda do you think Cambridge have?

What agenda do you have?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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I'm a bit surprised the UK isn't higher up the list although I guess a lot of brits fall into the category of having a general feeling of there being a god of some kind but not really following any religion.

The original paper and list in pdf form is on page 17 of this file if anyone wants to look.



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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by freemarketsocialist
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What agenda do you think Cambridge have?

What agenda do you have?


Show me the original document.

I'm more inclined to believe that Cambridge's good name has been "borrowed" without permission as opposed to Cambridge publishing a document containing errors a primary student would pick up on.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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So it is, most people I know including myself here in the UK yes do believe in some form of Higher Power and have a personal connection to spirituality, though are not practising religion.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Maybe because many western societies values free thought and speech while religious societies do not value free thought and free speech at all?

Hmmmmm.....

Oh, excuse me, freed thought and free speech just as long as you worship God in your own way. Anything else is a blasphemy.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Anyone care to guess what this is a ranking of?

1. South Korea 24.7
2. Hungary 21.0
3. Japan 19.4
4. Belgium 18.4
5. Finland 16.5
6. France 14.6
7. Austria 13.8
8. Poland 13.8
9. Czech Republic 12.7
10. New Zealand 11.9
11. Denmark 11.3
12. Sweden 11.1
13. Norway 10.9
14. Slovak Republic 10.9
15. Iceland 10.4
16. Germany 10.3
17. Canada 10.2
18. United States 10.1
19. Luxembourg 9.5
20. Portugal 8.7
21. Netherlands 7.9
22. Spain 6.3
23. Britain 6
24. Italy 5.5
25. Mexico 4.4
26. Greece 2.9

I'm sure that, despite appearances, there is no correlation between your list and mine, or TenthPower's "Happiest Countries" list. (Mine: Suicide Rates per 100,000 population -- underlined are "atheist top 20", italic are "happiest" nations.)
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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Interesting, I wouldnt have guessed any asian countries would make it let alone come 2nd!!!!!

OP you made a point about no Islamic countries being listed, living in a Muslim and coming into contact with alot of Iranians and other Muslims I can assure you they are pretty much the same as us.

Most of the Muslims I meet are about as Muslim as I am christian which is to say not very.
Its a much bigger deal to say your an unbeliever and in some places can even get you killed.

Im pretty sure if we took a survey of everyone on the planet the density of atheism would be fairly evenly spread with higher portions being in areas with access to education and internet.

Wherever you go people are people and most of us are now waking up to the fairy tales we have had shoved down our throats as true.

Give it 100 yrs and I think theres is a good chance organised religion will be dead, and good riddance I say



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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The figures are interesting, but still just correlation. I don't need a god to save me or forgive me. To save me from the animal nature within myself; I instead ask forgiveness from people I may have hurt, by taking responsibility for my actions...not ask a made up figure to forgive me so I can live with myself...that coupled with common sense combined with desire a for simplicity in a civil society does that just fine.

Take away the whole devil made me do it(no personal responsibility), or the use of religion to point an irrational finger at others because they choose something different(hate); and I have zero problem with it.
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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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I'm sure that, despite appearances, there is no correlation between your list and mine, or TenthPower's "Happiest Countries" list. (Mine: Suicide Rates per 100,000 population -- underlined are "atheist top 20", italic are "happiest" nations.)


How would these suicide statistics make any difference to atheists in those "happy" countries?

Its not like they mourn their dead or even say "rest in peace".








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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
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I'm sure that, despite appearances, there is no correlation between your list and mine, or TenthPower's "Happiest Countries" list. (Mine: Suicide Rates per 100,000 population -- underlined are "atheist top 20", italic are "happiest" nations.)


How would these suicide statistics make any difference to atheists in those "happy" countries?


You got me. I guess that some of them aren't as happy as the statistics seem to indicate.


Its not like they mourn their dead


Well, that's not true. Most atheists grieve over loss the same as most theists do -- we're all human, regardless of what beliefs we might hold, and grief is a human emotion.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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That's quite interesting.

From your source.


Notes: Data is for 2005.

Suicide rates: South Korea has the highest suicide rate among OECD countries. Greece has the lowest.

Gender gap: In Mexico, Poland and the Slovak Republic, for each female death there are at least five male deaths. By contrast, in Korea, the Netherlands and Norway there are two male suicides for each female death.

Age: Older people take their own lives more often than young people in Greece, Italy, Portugal and South Korea but the pattern is not general across the OECD.


SO males are more likely to kil themselves than females. And 'older people' ( which they don't define older ) tend to be more likely to commit suide in those countries.

Hmm..

Thanks for that information.

ETA: Important to note that everything I and you have source, is from 2005, so those stats can be compared quite well


~Tenth
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