Growth of atheism in Europe and developed nations

Growth of atheism in Europe and developed nations

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
Scientists/researchers

The source of this Weak Signal: 
The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (by Michael Martin)

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2000-2005

Weak Signal's description 
Recent studies indicate that there is a growing number of countries with "organic atheism" (i.e. wherein non-belief has emerged on its own without governmental coercion). Nordic countries show the highest levels of atheism and thirteen of the Top 20 atheist nations are European. Most of the other countries are developed. Other countries with high rates include: Czech republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Israel.