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    dewtx, NonnyO

    What is the religious make-up of Iceland?

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    by RichM on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:52:31 AM PST

    •  Tough question! (2+ / 0-)
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      dewtx, NonnyO

      If you go by national registry statistics, very Christian, very Lutheran.  If you go by polls, however, you get a sizeable minority that's atheist, agnostic, or pagan (including some Old Norse paganism).  The reason being is that you're automatically enrolled on the registry to the church of your parents when you're born and you have to unenroll to change it; a lot of people don't bother.

    •  Found this in Wiki... (3+ / 0-)
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      dewtx, too many people, NonnyO

      A Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that 60% of Icelanders considered religion to be unimportant in their daily lives, one of the highest rates of irreligion in the world.

      'Goodwill' between the GOP and the President is as abundant as unicorn farts - Me'

      by RichM on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:57:24 AM PST

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