Study Shows Religion Is Dying In 9 Countries

03.25.11 | Sarah Harnisch

 A new study is out showing religion is dying in nine countries. Using a hundred years of census data, scientists found there is a steady rise in citizens claiming no religious affiliation in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.  Researchers claim all religion-- even the world's main 3-- christianity, hindism and islam-- could all but die out in these countries.  But one blogger made a post yesterday saying she isn't buying it. Wendy Grossman says, based on the same census data, there are 391 thousand Britains that list their religious affiliation as "jedi." She says there are nuances that you can't account for in a census-- like the fact that many parents don't start regularly attending church until they have kids. She says she believes the study is flawed.