Atheism grows in Turkey as Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Islam
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According to a recent survey by the pollster Konda, a growing number of Turks identify as atheists.
Konda reports that the number of nonbelievers tripled in the past 10
years. It also found that the share of Turks who say they adhere to
Islam dropped from 55 percent to 51 percent.
I've been assaulted by erdolf supporting muslims in middle school, had my elbow dislocated just because fam and I were not deemed to be the right type of muslim since they consumpted alcohol, celebrated the new year and didnt fast. They even told me to fuck off to America since I was fluent in English and exclusively watched American TV shows and NBA Well jokes on them I'm not even a muslim anymore.
Honestly, I'm just glad that this vile ideology is losing it's popularity.
Good, fuck erdogan. He wants to be a tinpot dictator, but he won't have an easy time controlling the entire country.
i hope this reminds people of the fact that turkish government /=/ turkish people
Good job Erdogan, doing Mustafa Kemal's job better than he ever did in his lifetime.
But then again almost half of the populace supports the guy so there's that..
Local elections will take place this spring so we shall see if the people living in Turkey are retarded enough to vote for the party of the guy who's responsible for the economic/currency crisis that has already left a significant amount of people homeless and lead to the bankruptcy of shitloads of companies.
A lot of Erdogan's votes come from expats living in Germany and Denmark (IIRC), which is why he wanted to go campaign there a while back. Voting on matters that don't affect you, hella classy.
and 105% of russians support Putin, same with North Korea
If the past decade has taught me anything, around 40% of any country's population, mostly rural, are willing to vote for far right tyrants if it means spiting foreigners and liberals. Turkey is no exception.
ready to see zombie ataturk rise from his grave and beat the shit out of erdogan
I'm one of them now, can't stand most of the two-faced muslims here
Good. Secularism slowly coming back to Turkey is a spectacular thing.
Your Albanian brothers here cheer you on. Somehow we've become even more secular throughout the years. Ironic how that works.
... From 1% to 3%.
A drop of religiosity from 55% to 51% over the course of 10 years is only par for the course, following the global first world trend.
People who are turning atheist come from backgrounds that aren't the government's target audience to begin with. People who say they have stopped adhering to Islam keep following a form of deism or religiosity, and you can't really assume that the government's image has something to do with it, or whether they support the government or not.
All you can potentially gather from these stats is that you can't force people to be more religious, and you could probably come to that conclusion in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria better.
In general this tends to be because the left in the west has kinda ignored the countryside working class which causes them to be an easy target for right wing parties to target.
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