The WWII atheism boom in Britain

Epiphenom looks at some data from WWII Britain and theorizes that greater social mobility led to a sudden rise in atheism.

Women helping out with the war effort often ended up in unfamiliar areas of the country.

One result of this freedom was that women born between 1914-1924 were twice as likely to have had sex before marriage than women born 10 years before. But, perhaps more importantly, both men and women were exposed to perspectives on the world that they would never have gained previously.

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