Monday, 9 July 2007

European Belief In God and Yawning Dogs.

by Charles Pooter


[Map of Europe showing percentage of population who believe in God.]
[Click to enlarge, image from Wikipedia]

Note how the “testicle” of Finland is considerably more religious than the “penis” of Sweden.

In other news “Dogs yawn to stay calm in certain situations”. This is according to dog expert Turid Rugaas of Norway. On average she is 10% more likely to believe in God than a Swede but 10% less likely than a Finn, so I think we can probably trust her about this.

1 comment:

Edwin Hesselthwite said...

First impression on this map is: Catholicism is the issue...

Poland, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia and Spain are all historically catholic countries... It's notable that they are showing among the highest religiosity...

However, this doesn't explain Orthodox Greece's massive showing...

Interesting food for thought this map.