Atheism is on the rise throughout the Developed World. There is a distinct relationship between wealth, and atheism, as well as between quality of life and atheism.
In Sweden up to 85% of its population who are agnostic or atheist.
http://goscandinavia.about.com/b/2007/0 ... avia-1.htm
Meanwhile Dawkins is chipping away at the US
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmskXXe ... re=related