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Atheism and Agnostic Spain - 24.00% - - 2001 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Froese (2001), 24% of Spaniards are either atheist or agnostic. " [Source: Froese, Paul. 2001. "Hungary for Religion: A Supply-Side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival. " Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 251-268.]
Atheism and Agnostic Spain 9,667,440 24.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Spain. Rank: 27; Total country pop. (2004): 40,281,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 15-24%; Number (minimum-maximum): 6,042,150-9,667,440
Atheism and Agnostic Sweden - 17.00% - - 1947 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Palm and Trost (2000), when Swedes were asked in 1947 'Do you believe in God?' 83% said yes, 9% said they didn't know, and 8% said no. " [Palm, Irving and Jan Trost. 2000. "Family and Religion in Sweden. " Pages 107-120 in Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies, edited by Sharon Houseknecht and Jerry Pankhurst. New York, NY: Oxford University Press]
Atheism and Agnostic Sweden - 62.00% - - 1992 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Palm and Trost (2000), when Swedes were asked in 1947 'Do you believe in God?' 83% said yes, 9% said they didn't know, and 8% said no. In the early 1990s, in response to the same question, only 38% said yes, 16% didn't know, and 46% said they did not. " [Palm, Irving and Jan Trost. 2000. "Family and Religion in Sweden. " Pages 107-120 in Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies, edited by Sharon Houseknecht and Jerry Pankhurst. New York, NY: Oxford University Press]
Atheism and Agnostic Sweden - 69.00% - - 2001 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Froese (2001), 69% of Swedes are either atheist or agnostic. " [Source: Froese, Paul. 2001. "Hungary for Religion: A Supply-Side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival. " Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 251-268.]
Atheism and Agnostic Sweden 7,638,100 85.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Sweden. Rank: 1; Total country pop. (2004): 8,986,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 46-85%; Number (minimum-maximum): 4,133,560-7,638,100
Atheism and Agnostic Switzerland 2,011,770 27.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Switzerland. Rank: 23; Total country pop. (2004): 7,451,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 17-27%; Number (minimum-maximum): 1,266,670-2,011,770
Atheism and Agnostic Taiwan 5,460,000 24.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Taiwan. Rank: 26; Total country pop. (2004): 22,750,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 24%; Number (minimum-maximum): 5,460,000
Atheism and Agnostic Ukraine 9,546,400 20.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Ukraine. Rank: 30; Total country pop. (2004): 47,732,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 20%; Number (minimum-maximum): 9,546,400
Atheism and Agnostic United Kingdom - 32.00% - - 2001 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Froese (2001), 32% of the British are atheist or agnostic. " [Source: Froese, Paul. 2001. "Hungary for Religion: A Supply-Side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival. " Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 251-268.]
Atheism and Agnostic United Kingdom: Britain 26,519,240 44.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Britain. Rank: 15; Total country pop. (2004): 60,271,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 31-44%; Number (minimum-maximum): 18,684,010-26,519,240
Atheism and Agnostic Uruguay - 12.00% - - 2002 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Inglehart et al (2004), 12% of those in Uruguay do not believe in God. " [Source: Inglehart, Ronald, Miguel Basanez, Jaime Diez-Medrano, Loek Halman, and Ruud Luijkx. 2004. Human Beliefs and Values: A Cross-Cultural Sourcebook Based on the 1999-2002 Value Surveys. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Siglo Veintiuno Editores]
Atheism and Agnostic Uruguay 407,880 12.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Uruguay. Rank: 39; Total country pop. (2004): 3,399,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 12%; Number (minimum-maximum): 407,880
Atheism and Agnostic USA - 4.50% - - 2002 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Hout and Fischer (2002), between 3-4.5% of Americans are either atheist or agnostic... " [Source: Hout, Michael and Claude Fischer. 2002. "Why More Americans Have no Religious Preference: Politics and Generations. " American Sociological Review 67(2):165-190]
Atheism and Agnostic USA - 8.00% - - 2002 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Paul (2002) and Froese (2001), 8% of Americans are atheist or agnostic. " [Sources: Paul, Gregory. 2002. "The Secular Revolution of the West, " Free Inquiry, Summer: 28-34; Froese, Paul. 2001. "Hungary for Religion: A Supply-Side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival. " Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 251-268]
Atheism and Agnostic USA - 7.00% - - 2003 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "According to Hout and Fischer (2002), between 3-4.5% of Americans are either atheist or agnostic; Marwell and Demerath (2003) suggest that a more accurate estimate is 7%. " [Source: Marwell, Gerald and N.J. Demerath. 2003. "'Secularization' by any Other Name. " American Sociological Review 68(2):314-318]
Atheism and Agnostic USA 26,822,520 9.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: USA. Rank: 44; Total country pop. (2004): 293,028,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 3-9%; Number (minimum-maximum): 8,790,840-26,822,520
Atheism and Agnostic Vietnam 66,978,900 81.00% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) Table: top fifty countries containing the largest percentage of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or non-believer in God: Vietnam. Rank: 2; Total country pop. (2004): 82,690,000; % Atheist/Agnostic/Nonbeliever in God: 81%; Number (minimum-maximum): 66,978,900
Atheism and Agnostic world 750,000,000 11.76% - - 2004 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "First of all, the sheer numbers; with between 500,000,000 and 750,000,000 non-theists living on this planet today, any suggestion that belief in God is natural, inborn, or a result of how our brains are wired becomes difficult to sustain. Secondly, innate/neural theories of belief in God cannot explain the dramatically different rates of belief among similar countries. Consider Britain (31-44% atheist) compared to Ireland (4-5% atheist), the Czech Republic (54-61% atheist) compared to Poland (3-6% atheist), and South Korea (30-52% atheist) compared to the Philippines (less than 1% atheist). It is simply unsustainable to argue that these glaring differences in rates of atheism among these nations is due to different biological, neurological or other such brain-related properties. Rather, the differences are better explained by taking into account historical, cultural, economic, political, and sociological factors... "
Atheism and Agnostic world 749,247,552 11.75% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "We can also include Mexico (2-7% do not believe in God), Poland (3-6%...), Moldova (6%...) Romania, Georgia, and Uzbekistan (4%...), India (2-6%...), Ireland (4-5%...), and Chile (3%...). From the top 50 countries [Sweden, Vietnam, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Czech Republic, Finland, France, South Korea, Estonia, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Netherlands, Britain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Israel, Canada, Latvia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Taiwan, Spain, Iceland, New Zealand, Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, North Korea, Italy, Armenia, China, Lithuania, Singapore, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Mongolia, Portugal, USA, Albania, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Croatia], along with those additionally mentioned above countries, the grand total worldwide number of atheists, agnostics, and non-believers in God is somewhere between 504,962,830 and 749,247,571. " [2005 est. world pop.: 6,379,157,361]
Atheism and Agnostic world - - - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "From the top 50 countries [highest % of atheists, agnostics, non-believers in God], along with those additionally mentioned above countries [Mexico, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Georgia, Uzbekistan, India, Ireland, Chile], the grand total worldwide number of atheists, agnostics, and non-believers in God is somewhere between 504,962,830 and 749,247,571. These minimum/maximum numbers are conservative estimates; were one to factor in a mere .25% of such highly populated countries as Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, Burma, Tanzania, and Iran, as non-believers in God, estimates would be significantly larger. Also, these numbers are only for non-believers of God, specifically. Were one to include all 'non-religious' people in general, the numbers would nearly double. Finally, nonbelievers in God [atheists, agnostics] as a group come in fourth place after Christianity (2 billion), Islam (1.2 billion), and Hinduism (900 million) in terms of global ranking of commonly-held belief systems. "
Atheism and Agnostic world - - - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "In sum, loss of belief in God has occurred over the course of the 20th century in Canada, Australia, and various European countries (Davie, 2000), including Germany (Shand, 1998; Greeley, 2003), the United Kingdom (Bruce, 2001, 2002), the Netherlands (Grontenhuis and Scheepers, 2001), and Scandinavia (Bruce, 1999). However, secularization is quite limited to specific advanced industrialized nations (with relatively low birth rates), and has not occurred throughout much of the rest of the world. Secularization is thus very limited in scope, for as Peter Berger (2001) observes, 'most of the world is bubbling with religious passions.' "
Atheism and Agnostic world 750,000,000 11.76% - - 2005 Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns ", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005) "Between 500,000,000 and 750,000,000 humans currently do not believe in God... The nations with the highest degrees of organic atheism (atheism which is not state-enforced through totalitarian regimes but emerges naturally among free societies) include most of the nations of Europe, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. There also exist high degrees of atheism in Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Many former Soviet nations, such as Estonia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus also contain significant levels of atheism. However, atheism is virtually non-existent in much of the world, especially among the most populous nations of Africa, South America, the Middle East, and much of Asia... In many societies, particularly those in Europe, atheism is growing. However, throughout much of the rest of the world - particularly among the poorest nations with highest birth rates - atheism is barely discernible. "
Athiopisch-Orthodoxe Kirche Germany 13,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "─thiopisch-Orthodoxe Kirche " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Atlantean world - - - - 1972 Godwin, John. Occult America; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1972); pg. 171. "The Atlantean cult is frankly elitist, based on the conviction that a handful of superior men and women secretly guide the world's destiny. I only met one... " [The author asked her how many there are and she said that's "one of our secrets "]
attendance - at least monthly Australia - 27.90% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "WHEN DID YOU LAST GO TO CHURCH OTHER THAN FOR A WEDDING, A CHRISTENING OR A FUNERAL? "; 27.9%: LESS THAN A MONTH AGO; 21.1%: FROM 1 TO 12 MONTHS AGO; 50.9%: OVER 12 MONTHS AGO
attendance - at least monthly USA - 66.00% - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 15-16. "A more reliable [than Gallup] study was conducted in 1946 by the fledgling National Opinion Research Center, still located at the University of Denver. According to this poll, two persons in three attended religious services at least once a month, and 42% of the public attended every week. "
attendance - at least monthly USA - 60.00% - - 1981 *LINK* Fletcher, Peggy (compiler). "World View: Attendance At Church Is Slipping " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). [Original source: AP] "University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research show that... Americans reported attending worship services at least monthly... 60% in 1981. "
attendance - at least monthly USA - 66.00% - - 1996 Diamong, Sara. Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right. New York: The Guilford Press (1998); pg. 9. "George Barna... 1996 book The Index of Leading Spiritual Indicators... about one-third of the public attends church every week; about one-third attends one to three times a month; and about one-third attends rarely or never. "
attendance - at least monthly USA - 55.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Fletcher, Peggy (compiler). "World View: Attendance At Church Is Slipping " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). [Original source: AP] "Church attendance among American adults is slipping, yet it remains higher than in other industrial democracies, according to a newly issued survey. The findings from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research show that 55% of Americans reported attending worship services at least monthly in 1998, compared with 60% in 1981. The international surveys on faith and values among 166,000 adults were conducted in 1981, 1990-91 and 1995-98. Polls have consistently reported higher church attendance in the United States compared with other industrial democracies. "
attendance - at least monthly USA - 60.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Holmes, Cecile S (RNS). "Seeking Spirituality, Americans Are Picking and Choosing Their Religion " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "Written with D. Michael Lindsay, a consultant on theology, religion and culture, the book shows:.. Church and synagogue attendance has remained relatively steady during the past 50 years... Organized religion, in some respects, has failed to make a 'profound difference in society' even though churches reach six out of 10 Americans in a given month, the book contends. "
attendance - at least monthly USA - women - 66.00% - - 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 226. "...American women... Half attend religious services at least once every week and more than two-thirds attend at least once a month. "
attendance - at least occasionally Australia - 49.00% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "WHEN DID YOU LAST GO TO CHURCH OTHER THAN FOR A WEDDING, A CHRISTENING OR A FUNERAL? "; 27.9%: LESS THAN A MONTH AGO; 21.1%: FROM 1 TO 12 MONTHS AGO; 50.9%: OVER 12 MONTHS AGO [The responses 'less than a month ago' and 'from 1 to 12 months ago' have been combined to add up to 49%, classified in the category 'attendance - at least occasionally']
attendance - at least occasionally USA - 80.00% - - 1992 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 441. "...national opinion polls (NORC, 1992)... nearly four-fifths indicate they attend services at least some of the time. Attendance, of course, varies by the particular group; more than half of those who give sectarian groups as their religious preference attend regularly and just under one-half of Catholics report regular attendance. On the other hand, those who give the Presbyterian or Episcopal churches as their preference fall below the general national average. "
attendance - irregular or not at all Australia - 50.90% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "WHEN DID YOU LAST GO TO CHURCH OTHER THAN FOR A WEDDING, A CHRISTENING OR A FUNERAL? "; 27.9%: LESS THAN A MONTH AGO; 21.1%: FROM 1 TO 12 MONTHS AGO; 50.9%: OVER 12 MONTHS AGO [listed in category: 'irregular or not at all']
attendance - irregular or not at all North America - 75.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Interactive Bible " (ultra-conservative Evangelical); web page: "Statistics of Religion in North America " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999); Web page by: Steve Rudd, 33 Highcliffe Ave., Hamilton, Ontario Canada L9A 3L3 Table: "Understanding the difference ": "Attenders (committed) 25%: Already attend weekly, Strong church social ties, Steeped in False doctrine, Hard to teach truth; Non-attenders (uncommitted) 75%: Don't attend anywhere, Few church social ties, Superficial belief system, Easy to teach truth "
attendance - irregular or not at all USA - 41.00% - - 1978 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 275. "In 1988, 44 percent of Americans said they didn't go to church or synagogue--up from 41 percent in 1978. "
attendance - irregular or not at all USA - 44.00% - - 1988 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 275. "In 1988, 44 percent of Americans said they didn't go to church or synagogue... "
attendance - irregular or not at all USA - 33.00% - - 1996 Diamong, Sara. Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right. New York: The Guilford Press (1998); pg. 9. "George Barna... 1996 book The Index of Leading Spiritual Indicators... about one-third of the public attends church every week; about one-third attends one to three times a month; and about one-third attends rarely or never. "
attendance - regular Finland - - - - 1997 McNair, Sylvia. Finland ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 86. "While many Finnish people are not churchgoers, most of them are baptized, confirmed, married, and buried with church rites. The church traditions seem important at these key moments in life. "
attendance - regular Finland - 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 153-154. "Location: Finland; Population: 5 million "; "About 90% of the Finnish population belongs to the state-supported Lutheran Church. While rites of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funerals are still important for most Finns, it is estimated that as few as 2% attend church regularly. "
attendance - regular Germany, West - 14.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - regular Italy - 70.00% - - 1955 Foster, Leila Merrell. Italy (series: Modern Nations of the World). San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1999); pg. 69. "These changes show that Italy has was becoming more of a secular society... Regular attendance at church is estimated to have dropped from about 70% in the mid-1950s to 30% in the 1980s. "
attendance - regular Italy - 30.00% - - 1985 Foster, Leila Merrell. Italy (series: Modern Nations of the World). San Diego, CA: Lucent Books (1999); pg. 69. "These changes show that Italy has was becoming more of a secular society... Regular attendance at church is estimated to have dropped from about 70% in the mid-1950s to 30% in the 1980s. "
attendance - regular Oregon - 33.00% - - 1997 Stefoff, Rebecca. Oregon (series: Celebrate the States). New York: Marshall Cavendish (1997); pg. 77. "About one-third of Oregonians are regular churchgoers. "
attendance - regular Russia 30,000,000 - - - 1988 Kort, Michael. Russia (series: Nations in Transition). New York: Facts on File, Inc. (1995); pg. 132. "Despite all the persecution and destruction, the Soviet regime could not entirely uproot religion. The Russian Orthodox Church and other religious groups were allowed to operate on a limited basis under careful state control. They continued to attract believers. During the late Soviet era, as many as 30 million people were reported to be attending church. "
attendance - regular United Kingdom - - - - 1986 *LINK* "Religion; Secularisation " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Demereth and Hammond (1982) ask whether church attendance and religious belief are synonymous - people of high status may feel obliged to be seen to worship, others may feel embarrassed.
attendance - regular United Kingdom: Scotland 500,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 351-352. "Location: United Kingdom (Scotland); Population: Over 5 million "; "Church attendance in Scotland is very low with less than 10% of the population attending regularly. "
attendance - regular USA - - - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998); pg. 44-45. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley... Americans... twice as many Americans say they go to church every regularly as those who say they do not... "
attendance - regular USA - 33.00% - - 1992 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 441. "...national opinion polls (NORC, 1992)... The tendency to attend religious services is high, certainly relative to other countries, with more than one-third of Americans reporting they attend religious services on a regular basis. "
attendance - regular USA - 40.00% - - 1994 Baines, John. The United States (series: Country Fact Files). Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers (1994); pg. 23. "Religion: 87% of people say they are Christian, and 40% go to church regularly. "
attendance - weekly Argentina - 25.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the 1990-1991... World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Argentina - 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Armenia - 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the... 1995-1997 World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Armenia - 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Australia - 16.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the... 1995-1997 World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Australia - 16.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Austria - 30.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the 1990-1991... World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Austria - 30.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Azerbaijan - 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the... 1995-1997 World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Azerbaijan - 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Belarus - 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the... 1995-1997 World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Belarus - 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
attendance - weekly Belgium - 44.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Swanbrow, Diane. University of Michigan, Dec. 1997. "Church Attendance Figures " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Table: "Percentage of Adult Population that Attends Church at Least Once a Week "; Source: Based on latest available data from the 1990-1991... World Values surveys.
attendance - weekly Belgium - 44.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "


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