I get your point - I was just busting your chops about characterizing an atheist in boots as a rare breed. I'm sure there are plenty of Republicans in Chuck Taylors :) Jonathan
I was thinking of West Texas boots, the kind with high heels.
I think North Korea has the highest official level of non-religious population. Might be a few other problems going there though ;-)
I think UK (where I lived for 25 years) is very accepting of Atheists, church stats are only about 9% of population go to church on a regular basis. I found it was mainly assumed (in younger age groups in the south anyway) that you weren't religious and could speak freely, if you were religious the burden was on you to defend your insanity and not the other way around!
Canada seemed almost as bad as US for religion, but maybe more tolerant simply because that is the nature of Canadian people. I'm now in Australia, seems a little more religious than UK but is becoming more progressive and is obviously better than USA which if anything seems to be going backwards!! (sorry US people, but you don't need me to remind you that you've got a problem!)
There are some very secular (atheistic) societies and they're getting more that way. Much of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
A society that declared superstition a social evil, though, would be accused of human rights violations. We're not that far along yet. We need to let them evolve. I hope they will.