I saw this map showing relative religious importance by country and i found it very interesting. As you can easily see, the richest countries of the world seem to be the least religious, while the poorest countries are the most religious. When compared to this map showing countries' wealth, it's pretty much the same map just with different colours. Dark purple = light red, dark red = light purple/white. (effect is also very evident if you put one image in negative colour) Now this raises a few questions for me. 1. Religion is often a pursuit of happiness. Wealth seems to eliminate the need for religion. Therefore, does money = happiness? 2. Religion seems to be less important in wealthier countries where there is more education and people have a better understanding of the world. Therefore is religion a sign of naivety/lack of understanding? 3. And finally... Is money more important than religion?