Report points to decline in belief | Christian News on Christian Today
A new report from the University of Chicago has shed light on the growth of atheism in Europe.
The report from the university’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) also found that belief in God is stronger among older people than younger generations.
The findings were based on an analysis of surveys conducted in 30 countries in 1991, 1998 and 2008.
Countries with the largest atheist populations tended to be in north-west Europe or former communist states while countries with fewer atheists tended to be in the developing world, with the exception of the US, Israel and Cyprus.
Sweden, Latvia, Denmark, Britain and Norway had some of the highest proportions of atheists.