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Monday, September 13, 2010

More Poverty = More Religion

More Poverty = More Religion: "

Religion has a surprisingly high correlation with poverty, according to a Gallup survey conducted in more than 100 countries. The more poverty a nation has, the higher the “religiosity” in that nation.  In general, richer countries are less religious than poorer  ones.

The biggest exception? The United States, which has the highest religiosity relative to its wealth on the planet.


Religion & Poverty

graphic via NYT


Hat tip Flowing Data



Religious Outlier


NYT, September 3, 2010

Religiosity Highest in World’s Poorest Nations

United States is among the rich countries that buck the trend

Steve Crabtree

Gallup, August 31, 2010


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