Atheistic Germany and alcoholism

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In 2014, The Local published the article Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third which stated: "Research from Munich health research institute IFT released on Thursday showed 1.8 million people in Germany were alcoholics – up by 36 percent from 1.3 million in 2006. A further 1.6 million drink a lot although are not addicted."[1]

In 2005, it was reported that Germany is one of the most atheistic countries in the world and the website adherents.com reports that 41-49% of Germans are agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[2] In addition, Germany has the highest rates of belief in evolution in the world.[3] In 2005, it was estimated that 70% of Germans believed in evolution.[4]

In 2014, The Local published the article Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third which stated:

The number of alcoholics in Germany has increased by more than one third to almost two million, with under-25s being particularly affected, according to a study on Thursday.

Research from Munich health research institute IFT released on Thursday showed 1.8 million people in Germany were alcoholics – up by 36 percent from 1.3 million in 2006.

A further 1.6 million drink a lot although are not addicted. In total 7.4 million people drink more than the recommended amount.

The study also looked into smoking addiction and found 5.6 million Germans were addicted to tobacco and 319,000 were dependent on illegal drugs.

“The high prevalence of mental disorders caused by alcohol and tobacco makes the urgency of implementing effective preventive measures clear," according to the study.[5]

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References

  1. Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third, The Local, Published: 10 Jan 2014 16:51 GMT+01:00
  2. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  3. Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
  4. Evolutionary belief statistics
  5. Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third, The Local, Published: 10 Jan 2014 16:51 GMT+01:00