Ethics education has reduced religiosity in Germany


Central Europe

Children of a school class attend a lesson in their classroom at the Petri primary school in Dortmund, western Germany, on November 23, 2021. Photo AFP, Ina Fassbender

The abolition of religious education as a compulsory subject in the ‘70s has led to a decline in religiosity among adolescents in Germany. This is the result of a study by the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo).