I have been interested in different cultures for a while, probably because I find so many deficiencies in my own culture. Which countries/cultures do you find to be generally the most rationally based? Japan and Sweden especially seem to have quite a secular populace mostly immune to silly ideologies and superstition. Hong Kong also seems to be a place of practically minded people who do not put much stock into religion. I cannot recall any specific data on these places other than a general lack of religion. What other measures would be useful for ranking countries by rationality?
The Japanese also managed to invent new superstitions like the one around the meaning of human blood groups that we in the West didn't. (they have similar stereotypes then about people's astrological signs)