Sports fans who have a religious bent won’t be too happy with a new study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EHT). According to the university, which is located in Zurich, Switzerland, atheist children are better at sports (i.e. more athletic) than kids who embrace a religion.
To complete the study, 600 first-grade school children in Winterthur, Switzerland were examined. Over a four-year period, researchers looked at their coordination, strength and agility — all measurements that would help to determine their athleticism.
In the end, the researchers at ETH’s Institute for Movement Sciences and Sport took the data they collected and cross-referenced it with the children’s other information — the origin of their parents, their native language and their religion. The results are certainly interesting.