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I'm interested in the way the French people reacted to the religious policies during the French revolution, i. e. dechristianization and establishment of the Cult of Reason. Are there any estimates what was the religious composition of the French before and after the installment of these policies?

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    Wasn't atheism a crime? Might be trouble finding statisitcs of people who admitted to criminal behavior. The French version of the Monty Python "Cake or Death" skit? – Mark C. Wallace Aug 5 at 18:42
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    Alan Kors apparently has a two volume history of atheism in France. – Brian Z Aug 5 at 18:49
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    @BrianZ: Just the abstract alone is worth a read, as background. – Pieter Geerkens Aug 5 at 19:16

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