The paper uses the fortunes of religion in the Nordic and Baltic States to identify weaknesses in the supply-side model of religious behaviour promoted by Stark, Finke and Iannaccone. Changes in religious observance in the Nordic countries over the twentieth century, and comparisons between them, contradict a number of supply-side propositions. Comparisons between the Baltic states similarly show no support for supply-side claims. Instead both clusters suggest that the fate of religion owes more to its links with ethnicity than to issues of state regulation.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|