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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #43)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:02 PM

44. While I agree that more people are identifying as atheists

I think there are many factors to be taken into consideration when evaluating that data. One of the most important, and positive imo, is that it is becoming more acceptable to identify as such. As for "better educated", the data also supports that there is a strong correlation between poverty and religiosity. Now, perhaps if we see poverty eliminated.....

I think religion is here to stay, though it will change over time as it always has.

I don't know where in the world you get yours stats about Britain. I have a terrible connection right now, but I did find this:

In the 2011 Census, 14.1 million people, about a quarter of the entire population (25%) of England and Wales, said they had no religion, a rise of 6.4 million since 2001. The British Humanist Association (BHA) had encouraged people to tick the "No religion" box and said the fall was "astounding". It has calculated that Christians could be in a minority by 2018.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_atheism‎

Note that that is census data and refers to "no religion" and not atheism.

Since this is so wildy different from what you postulate, do you have a link to support the data you are putting forward?

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