2018 data: Across countries, the happiest ones are the least religious — reblogged from Why Evolution Is True

Not what one might call science, but I know a lot of my readers will like this…

The other day I showed some data from the World Happiness Index, and guessed that, as in 2016, the 2018 data would show a significant negative correlation between the religiosity of a country and its happiness index: that the more religious the country, on average the less happy its inhabitants. Now two readers have plotted the 2018 […]

via 2018 data: Across countries, the happiest ones are the least religious — Why Evolution Is True

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Dr Martina Feyzrakhmanova

I am a hospital doctor and founder of an education platform. Avid reader and writer of introspective blogs.

12 thoughts on “2018 data: Across countries, the happiest ones are the least religious — reblogged from Why Evolution Is True”

  1. Self-reporting, the poll in different languages, cultures have different views of what constitutes happiness and how one is to speak of their own happiness, what ‘religious’ means – but let’s just sum it all up as if the data says something. Not just not science, positively anti-science.

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  2. Hey Doc. Would you have expected a positive correlation? Will the SpinPriests warp this some other way? I’d like to to see the same chart with different religions plotted.

    (I love R, I hate R — I did like the character “R” in Warm Bodies…)

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  3. I’m not surprised. What I’d like to discover though, is the dichotomy of spirituality and religion likely to be different, my theory is that organised or institutional religion has become life sapping.

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