Posted by | December 11, 2016 09:18 | Filed under: Religion

It’s the one with the largest percentage of atheists.

Outside of the extreme religious control exercised by ISIS or the state-mandated atheism of countries like North Korea, most places are somewhere in between on the religiosity scale. But if you wanted to know what is the most “godless” place you can live, where would you go?

…To biopsychologist and author Nigel Barber, these people are more likely to be in a major population center, and not a rural area, because cities tend to be more prosperous, and as such their inhabitants will feel less need for religion. In fact, he thinks that by 2038 most countries will have less than 50% of their populace thinking that religion is important to them, crossing what he calls “the atheist threshold”.

…In a WIN/GALLUP survey from 2015, China was declared the world’s least religious country, with twice the amount of “convinced atheists” (at 61%) than any other country. Following it was Japan at 31% and the Czech Republic at 30%…

What about specific cities?

Berlin has been called the “atheist capital of Europe” since 60% of Berliners do not associate with any religion…

In the U.S., the American Bible Society’s rankings for 2016 point to Albany/Schenectady/Troy area in New York State as being the least “Bible-minded,” which means only 10% of the respondents there read the Bible in the last week and lead their lives accordingly. Boston was the least Bible-minded city in the survey, with just 11% of its population having the book as a part of their lives.

The most Bible-friendly city? Chattanooga, Tennessee…

So what is the least religious city in the world? While the numbers could surely vary based on how you define religiosity, the largest city in China, the least religious country in the world, would likely be the most atheist population center in the world. And that would be Shanghai, a city of 24 million people of whom 86.9% say they are not affiliated with any religion. That makes about 21 million atheists.

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  • Dwendt44

    Unfortunately, “not affiliated with any religion” doesn’t make you an Atheist.
    There are a goodly number of folks who still believe in some sort of deity though they aren’t
    particularly religious or ‘affiliated’ with a religion.

  • robert

    Funny how Chattanooga took in vw manufacturing without knowing that part of the world’s religious beliefs

    Sometimes money and jobs takes priority over religion

  • God created me to be an atheist.

    • bpollen

      But that would be… if that were true… but that makes no… BANG!