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← Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

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72% of Norwegians are atheists, and only 20% consider religion important. Similar percentages in Denmark and Sweden. Those countries top constantly the classifications on quality of living, education and, lately, also in the happiness report released by the UN. These classifications might be bogus and it might be a coincidence, but they seem to be quite consistent in indicating that religion and belief is not necessary for happiness.

But when we see what is the quality of living in many of the deeply religious countries, the inverse correlation between religion and happiness seems confirmed.

Tue, 15 May 2012 15:50:33 UTC | #941617