Poverty Creates Religion

In general, the poorer a country is, the stronger its belief in a god. The hollow reassurances of religion help people deal with the uncertainties of life in a poor country. The odd exception in the USA which has both very high belief and high wealth. Oddly, the historic separation of church and state may be responsible. It fosters extreme competition between religions, which strengthens religion generally, as does any Darwinian competition.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68) source