by Don Wharton
Greg Paul has done a lot for the secular cause. He has published an article with the above title showing the recent data from the International Social Survey Program (ISSP). He compares the results from a 1998 and a 2008 survey with atheism looking quite good overall. A teaser paragraph and link follow:
In recent years, there has been lots of discussion and debate about whether atheism or theism is on the rise around the world. A good deal of the answer can be found in results from the International Social Survey Program. In its Religion II survey conducted in 1998 and Religion III survey sampled in 2008 and just released (why the ISSP is so tardy in releasing its results is obscure), the ISSP asked the same set of questions in 28 countries, allowing assessment of gross longitudinal trends over a decade...
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