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-However, as the below chart from the "​International Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism"​((Ijaz Shafi, Gilani, Rushna Shahid, and Irene Zuettel, "​Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism,"​ WIN-Gallup //Gallup International//​ (2012). Available at [[http://​www.wingia.com/​web/​files/​news/​14/​file/​14.pdf]]. +However, as the below chart from the "​International Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism"​((Ijaz Shafi, Gilani, Rushna Shahid, and Irene Zuettel, "​Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism,"​ WIN-Gallup //Gallup International//​ (2012). Available at [[http://​www.wingia.com/​web/​files/​news/​14/​file/​14.pdf]].)) illustrates,​ most countries are experiencing a significant decline in rates of religiosity (not exactly the same as weekly religious worship, but a closely related indicator).
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-This entry draws heavily from John D. Mueller, //Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element//, (Wilmington,​ DE: ISI Books, 2010) and [[http://​marri.us/​research/​research-papers/​marriage-contraception-the-future-of-western-peoples/​| "​Marriage,​ Contraception & The Future of Western Peoples"​]].)) illustrates,​ most countries are experiencing a significant decline in rates of religiosity (not exactly the same as weekly religious worship, but a closely related indicator).+
  
 The implication of these data and insights is significant:​ Europe (and other nations) face the choice of a return to worshipping God or gradually declining. ​ The implication of these data and insights is significant:​ Europe (and other nations) face the choice of a return to worshipping God or gradually declining. ​
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-=====4. A New Social Policy====+=====4. Trends Among Particular Religious Denominations===== 
 +Although Christianity is the largest religious denomination in the world, declining fertility rates—particularly in Europe((Hackett,​ Conrade and David McClendon, "​Christians Remain World'​s Largest Religious Group, But They Are Declining in Europe,"​ Pew Research Center (April 2017), available at [[http://​www.pewresearch.org/​fact-tank/​2017/​04/​05/​christians-remain-worlds-largest-religious-group-but-they-are-declining-in-europe/​]].))—indicate that this may no longer be the case by 2060.((Lipka,​ Michael and Conrad Hackett, "Why Muslims Are the World'​s Fastest Growing Religious Group,"​ Pew Research Center (April 2017), available at [[http://​www.pewresearch.org/​fact-tank/​2017/​04/​06/​why-muslims-are-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religious-group/​]].)) Religious Nones are also projected to decline as a share of the world’s population due to their exceptionally low fertility rate.((Pew Research Center, April 5, 2017, “The Changing Global Religious Landscape,​” available at [[http://​assets.pewresearch.org/​wp-content/​uploads/​sites/​11/​2017/​04/​07092755/​FULL-REPORT-WITH-APPENDIXES-A-AND-B-APRIL-3.pdf]].)) Muslims, who had the highest fertility rate of all religious denominations and made up roughly 31 percent of all births from 2010-2015, will likely replace Christians.((Pew Research Center, April 5, 2017, “The Changing Global Religious Landscape,​” available at [[http://​assets.pewresearch.org/​wp-content/​uploads/​sites/​11/​2017/​04/​07092755/​FULL-REPORT-WITH-APPENDIXES-A-AND-B-APRIL-3.pdf]]. 
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 +This entry draws heavily from John D. Mueller, //Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element//, (Wilmington,​ DE: ISI Books, 2010) and [[http://​marri.us/​research/​research-papers/​marriage-contraception-the-future-of-western-peoples/​| "​Marriage,​ Contraception & The Future of Western Peoples"​]].)) 
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 On every outcome measured by the U.S. statistical system---and frequency of worship is one of the variables measured in at least eight different major federal surveys---the more frequent the rate of worship, ​ the better the persons tend to do on positive outcomes. For undesirable outcomes the opposite holds: the more frequent people worship, the less frequent their negative outcomes. On every outcome measured by the U.S. statistical system---and frequency of worship is one of the variables measured in at least eight different major federal surveys---the more frequent the rate of worship, ​ the better the persons tend to do on positive outcomes. For undesirable outcomes the opposite holds: the more frequent people worship, the less frequent their negative outcomes.