Research correlates inequality with religiosity
September 10, 2009 2:36 PM Subscribe
In this episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
, Professor David Voas explains old secularisation theory was that, as a nation modernised, its religiosity would decline with which the US obviously doesn't conform.
In the show Dr Tom Rees explains his new theory
that addresses this anomaly. Having researched religiosity in 50 countries he has discovered a correlation (although no causality) between a country's level of personal insecurity (using inequality as a measure for this) and its religiosity.
Professor Paul C Vitz
is approaching this issue from a different angle, questioning not why do people become religious, but why do they become atheists
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