Religion set to die out in Netherlands

22nd March 2011, Comments 0 comments

US researchers say religion will not exist for too much longer in the Netherlands. The scientists base their conclusions on statistical research. They argue that 40 percent of the Dutch population takes no interest in religion and this group will only continue to grow.

The researchers examined statistical data covering the past 100 years in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Out of this group, the Czech Republic currently has the largest group of non-religious people: about 60 percent.

The decline of religion is mainly attributed to social causes. The decreasing numbers of believers make it increasingly less attractive to belong to that group.  


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