Sunday, June 7, 2009

Secular Nations Less Warlike?

For some reason, it appears that nations that do not base their policies on the mythological beliefs of religion live a more peaceful existence. At least that seems to be the most logical conclusion based on the 2009 Global Peace Index results of most peaceful countries compared with the World Values Survey data listing percentages of population in each country that identify themselves with a certain religious belief or lack thereof.

Atheist nations are more peaceful

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Considering the large percentage of wars throughout history that were fought in the name of one religion or another including a few going on right now, these results shouldn't be very suprising should they?

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