Importance of religion by country

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This page charts a list of countries by importance of religion.

Methodology

The methodology in the country table is based upon global Gallup Poll research.[1] The Gallup poll has a broad question: the question "Is religion important in your daily life?" was asked; the "yes" and "no" answers are represented below. Discrepancies are due to the "Don't Know" and "Refused" answers.

In terms of demographics, India ranks as the country with the largest number of highly religious people in the world, with an estimated 960 million to 1 billion believers. China, although its number is less than a fifth of its total population (~18-19%), ranks second, with an estimated 240-260 million believers, followed by Indonesia (~235 million), the United States (~205 million), Pakistan (~175 million), Brazil (~168 million), Nigeria (~163 million) and Bangladesh (~135 million).[2][3][4][5]

Countries

Country Yes, important No, unimportant
 Estonia 16% 78%
 Sweden 17% 82%
 Denmark 19% 80%
 Japan 24% 75%
 Hong Kong 24% 74%
 United Kingdom 27% 73%
 Vietnam 30% 69%
 France 30% 69%
 Russia 34% 60%
 Belarus 34% 56%
 Luxembourg 39% 59%
 Hungary 39% 58%
 Albania 39% 53%
 Latvia 39% 58%
 Germany 40% 59%
 Uruguay 41% 59%
  Switzerland 41% 57%
 Kazakhstan 43% 48%
 Canada 42% 57%
 Lithuania 42% 49%
 South Korea 43% 56%
 Ukraine 46% 48%
 Slovenia 47% 52%
 Spain 49% 50%
 Azerbaijan 50% 49%
 Uzbekistan 51% 46%
 Israel 51% 48%
 Serbia 54% 44%
 Ireland 54% 46%
 United States 65% 34%
 Argentina 66% 33%
 Croatia 70% 28%
 Chile 70% 29%
 Singapore 70% 29%
 Montenegro 71% 28%
 Greece 71% 28%
 Italy 72% 25%
 Moldova 72% 19%
 Kyrgyzstan 72% 25%
 Mexico 73% 25%
 Armenia 73% 25%
 Poland 75% 19%
 Cyprus 75% 24.5%
 Macedonia 76% 22%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 77% 21%
 Venezuela 79% 21%
 Costa Rica 79% 19.5%
 Turkmenistan 80% 18%
 Georgia 81% 16%
 Turkey 82% 15%
 Ecuador 82% 17%
 Colombia 83% 16%
 El Salvador 83% 16%
 Peru 84% 14%
 Iraq 84% 11%
 Nicaragua 84% 15%
 Romania 84% 12%
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 94% 5%
 Ghana 95% 5%
 Zambia 95% 5%
 Qatar 95% 4%
 Algeria 95% 4%
 Chad 95% 5%
 Rwanda 95% 5%
 Mali 95% 4%
 Cameroon 96% 4%
 Malaysia 96% 3%
 Nigeria 96% 3%
 Philippines 96% 4%
 Cambodia 96% 3%
 Senegal 96% 4%
 Afghanistan 97% 3%
 Morocco 97% 2%
 Egypt 97% 2%
 Comoros 97% 2%
 Thailand 97% 2%
 Burundi 98% 2%
 Djibouti 98% 2%
 Mauritania 98% 2%
 Somaliland 98% 2%
 Bangladesh 99%+ 0%
 Sri Lanka 99% 1%
 Malawi 99% 1%
 Indonesia 99% 0%
 Yemen 99% 1%
 Niger 99%+ 0%
 Pakistan 92%+ 6%
 Saudi Arabia 93%+ 4%

See also

General:

References

  1. Crabtree, Steve. "Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations". Gallup. Retrieved 27 May 2015.  (in which numbers have been rounded)
  2. http://www.pewforum.org/2012/08/09/the-worlds-muslims-unity-and-diversity-executive-summary/
  3. "Western Europe most critical region about religion - San Diego Jewish World". Sdjewishworld.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  4. Nicola Anderson. "Just 46pc of us believe religion plays positive role". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  5. "UK among most sceptical in world about religion". Telegraph. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-21.