Is rather happy in #Switzerland, exactly: "The World’s Best Countries – Newsweek" ( http://bit.ly/arCpZy )
Fascinating: "#Atheism by Country – a knol by emilfaro" ( http://bit.ly/b2bnsT )
Put the two resources together and see what you can get, said the Pink Invisible Unicorn.
How do atheism correlate with the rank of "the world’s best countries"? not at all, poorely, positively, negatively?
There are 75 of the 100 countries listed by Newsweek for which emilfaro provides data. Low numerical values of rank indicate better positions based on evaluations of education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment.
First scatter plot with the 75 countries included:
There is a group of countries that don’t behave as the majority, those with a communist history; if I take them of (red dots persistent in the graphic but not used for R2 calculation) the correlation becomes stronger, just saying and showing:
Seems that it’s better to live in an country as full as possible with atheists :-)
Needs confirmation and cross examination using other sources of data concerning atheism as the polls may substantially vary
NB: no data by emilfaro concerning the % of atheists for #1 Finland, #3 Sweden, #5 Norway, #8 Netherlands, #10 Denmark, etc. Me thinks that the correlation would be stronger with them. Will seek data them will