Sunday, January 14, 2007

France no longer Roman Catholic?   posted by Razib @ 1/14/2007 11:23:00 AM

Via Jim Kalb, France is No Longer a 'Catholic' Country. A google translation of a summary of the original report is here. Two points:

1) In keeping my earlier contention, a decline in the dominant organized confession doesn't mean that all defectors are turning to atheism. A vague (pan)theism remains in place (the translation summary seems to imply that some are switching from "Catholic" to generic "Christian").

2) Muslims were 4% of respondents. I'm assuming this excludes the non-religious of ethnicities traditionally Muslim (since they form around 10% of the population).