Organized religion will all but vanish eventually from nine
Western-style democracies, a team of mathematicians predict in a new
paper based on census data stretching back 100 years.
die out completely, but "religion will be driven toward extinction" in
countries including Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the
Netherlands, they say.
It will also wither away in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland, they anticipate.
can't make a prediction about the United States because the U.S. census
doesn't ask about religion, lead author Daniel Abrams told CNN.
But nine other countries provide enough data for detailed mathematical modeling, he said.
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