Indeed. Several European countries have reached an atheist population in excess of 60% or more.<quoted text>
I don’t doubt that Atheist and Agnostics have increased in numbers. Just how much I really don’t know. Polls have been taken on a very small section of the population. Some places like Europe may have seen the greatest increases.
What is even more amazing? These mostly-atheist countries have the lowest per-person crime rates, the highest average income, universal health care, among the highest literacy rates, most of their children go on to post-graduate degrees, etc, etc, etc.
These countries appear to be ... more civilized...
... this is **especially** true when comparing them with mostly **religious** countries, like Iraq, Iran and the USA.
Yes-- the USA is right up there with the pestholes of Iraq and Iran.
Due to the overwhelming number of religious people trying to force their ugly religious beliefs onto **everyone**-- with violence if need be.