Is religion in retreat in the modern world?

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When Fredreich Nietzche proclaimed 'God is dead' he was clearly suggesting that God is dead in the 21st centuary. In the 21st centuary, there are areas where religion, and specifically conventional religion, is in retreat. A 2004 survey commissioned by the BBC suggested that 44% of people in Britian identify themselves as religious. While Grace Davie reported in 1999 in Sweden that number was as high as 85%! It is frequently reported that religious schools are in decline and with it, attendence of religious societies. Though the Queen is still the head of the 'church of england' her appearence is

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