A new survey from the annual social-cultural study Norwegian Monitor (Norsk Monitor) shows an historic level of Norwegians who don’t believe in the existence of God, Vårt Land reported.To the question “Do you believe in God?”, 39 percent responded “no” while 37 percent said “yes”. Another 23 percent of respondents said they did not know.The survey, which was sent to 4,000 Norwegians by post, marks the first time that non-believers outnumber the religious. Two years ago, the number of believers and non-believers was equal. When the question was first asked in 1985, a full 50 percent said they believed in God while just 20 percent did not...Jan-Paul Brekke of Ipsos Norway, who led the survey, said the question did not define who ‘God’ is. “It could be the Christian god, an independent god or one from other faiths... “There are quite a few immigrants included [in the survey] but the majority of them come from Western religious traditions.
My grandfather Knut must be rolling in his grave.