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In the lecture we voiced some

reservations on the sources employed in


the construction of an index for religious
fragmentation by Alice Seener and
his team.
But we have no alternative to offer.
The index is expressed in
a range of one to zero.
With the lowest number expressing
the greatest degree of homogeneity, and
the highest showing
the greatest diversity.
We've got data for only 147 states,
and you can see the missing ones here.
The death cells in our map,
will therefore be 15 each.
Until the final three,
and then falling to 14.
We'll scroll through the maps slowly,
since there are a few
discernible patterns.
Several Muslim states cluster the more
homogeneous ends of the scale.
Now, at the end of the scale, the
fragmentation of protestant churches is
also evident, but whether that's the
result of the sensitivity of the source.
The World Christian Encyclopedia
is open to question.
Well now you've seen the map
of religious diversity.
We'd like to pause for
a moment at another issue.
In the lecture we raised
the issue of secularization.
And fairly commonly assumed
in north west Europe.
That religion here is playing ever
smaller roles in people's lives.
And is often assumed here, that this
is a good model for behavior elsewhere.
Well, there are a lot of
gaps in the next map.
But, it offers very little support for
the spread of secularization theory.
Well, we've hoped you've
enjoyed this visualization.
We take the opportunity to remind you,
that both sets of data,
which would repay more detailed study.
Are in the database
accompanying this course.