I came across this great map when researching a paper on the relationship between evolution and religion. It is from a Wikimedia Commons page, and maps the levels of atheism and agnosticism (combined) in all the countries of the world. The map was made by “Phrood” from data in Phil Zuckerman’s article, Atheism: contemporary rates and patterns. 2007, in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, Cambridge University Press. You can download the paper free at the link; it’s a great compendium of the world’s religiosity.
The Wikimedia artist notes: “The values for China, Cuba, and North Korea must be viewed with skepticism as comparatively little data is available in these countries.
Shame on America: a recent Gallup poll shows that 92% of Americans answer “yes” when asked “Do you believe in God?” Look how we stand out when compared to other First World countries. And a big yay! for Sweden, Japan, and Denmark. God obviously cares more about the southern hemisphere.
The percentages are atheists and agnostics combined; bluer countries are the good ones. Click to enlarge.