Map: God’s countries vs. godless countries


godscountriesIs it necessary to believe in God in order to be a moral person? the Pew Research Center asked in a global survey.

In 22 of the 40 countries surveyed between 2011 and 2013, the answer is a resounding yes.

It’s an attitude that pervades Africa and the Mideast, where Israel is alone in the region. A majority of Israelis say it is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person.

The survey finds that the wealthier the country, the less likely people feel  the need to believe in God. An exception to this rule is the U.S., where 53% say God goes hand-in-hand with morals.



h/t The Atlantic