Importance of religion by country

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Results of a 2008/2009 Gallup poll on whether respondents said that religion was "important in [their] daily life."[1][2]
  90%-100%
  80%-89%
  70%-79%
  60%-69%
  50%-59%
  40%-49%
  30%-39%
  20%-29%
  10%-19%
  0%-9%
  No data

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

Methodology[edit]

The table below is based upon global Gallup Poll in 2009 research which asked "Is religion important in your daily life?". Percentages for "yes" and "no" answers are listed below; they often do not add up to 100% because some answered "don't know" or did not answer.[1]

Countries/Districts[edit]

Rank Country/District Yes, important[1] No, unimportant[1]
1  Japan 14% 86%
2  Vietnam 15% 85%
3  Estonia 16% 84%
4  Czechia[a] 16% 84%
5  Sweden 16% 84%
6  Austria[a] 17% 83%
7  New Zealand[a] 18% 82%[1]
8  Denmark 19% 80%
9  Moldova 21% 79%
10  Norway[a] 22% 78%
11  Hong Kong 24% 74%
12  Canada 22% 78%
13  Finland[a] 23% 77%
14  Switzerland 23% 77%
15  Cyprus 25% 75%
16  United Kingdom 25% 75%
17  Latvia 29% 71%
18  France 30% 71%
19  Australia[a] 33% 67%
20  Netherlands[a] 33% 67%
21  Belgium[a] 33% 67%
22  South Korea 33% 67%
23  Cuba[a] 34% 64%
24  Bulgaria[a] 34% 62%
25  Russia 34% 66%
26  Belarus 34% 56%
27  Azerbaijan 36% 64%
28  Luxembourg 39% 59%
29  Hungary 39% 58%
30  Taiwan 40% 60%
31  Germany 40% 60%
32  Uruguay 40% 60%
33  Lithuania 40% 60%
34  Ukraine 46% 54%
35  Slovenia 47% 53%
36  Slovakia[a] 47% 52%
37  Spain 49% 51%
38  Albania 50% 50%
39  Poland 50% 50%
40  Israel 51% 49%
41  Kazakhstan 53% 48%
42  Serbia 54% 44%
43  Ireland 54% 46%
44  Uzbekistan 55% 45%
45  Chile 60% 40%
46  Belize[a] 62% 33%
47  Turkey 64% 36%
48  Argentina 65% 34%
49  United States 67% 33%
50  Nicaragua 70% 30%
51  Croatia 70% 30%
52  Singapore 70% 30%
53  Jamaica[a] 70% 30%
54  Montenegro 71% 30%
55  Greece 71% 29%
56  Portugal[a] 72% 28%
57  Italy 72% 28%
58  Kyrgyzstan 72% 25%
59  Mexico 73% 21%
60  Bosnia and Herzegovina 75% 25%
61  United Arab Emirates 76% 24%
62  North Macedonia 76% 22%
63  Botswana[a] 77% 23%
65  Nigeria 77% 23%
66  Philippines 77% 23%
67  El Salvador 77% 23%
68  Iran[a] 78% 22%
69  Venezuela 79% 21%
70  Costa Rica 79% 20%
71  Armenia 79% 19%
72  Turkmenistan 80% 18%
73  Togo[a] 80% 13%
74  Georgia 81% 16%
75  Ecuador 82% 17%
76  Colombia 83% 16%
77  Peru 84% 14%
78  Romania 84% 12%
79  South Africa 85% 15%
80  Brazil 85% 15%
81  Tajikistan 85% 12%
82  Haiti[a] 85% 12%
83  Mozambique[a] 86% 14%
84  Malta 86% 14%
85  Dominican Republic 87% 13%
86  Lebanon 87% 12%
87  Zimbabwe 88% 12%
88  Cote d'Ivoire 88% 12%
89  Burkina Faso[a] 88% 12%
90  Panama 88% 11%
91  Angola[a] 88% 11%
92  Guatemala 88% 9%
93  Tanzania 89% 11%
94  Bolivia 89% 10%
95  Syria 89% 11%
96  Iraq 89% 11%
97  India 90% 10%
98  Kuwait 91% 9%
99  Namibia[a] 92% 9%
100  Trinidad and Tobago[a] 92% 8%
101  Paraguay 92% 8%
102  Pakistan 92% 8%
103  State of Palestine 93% 7%
104  Sudan 93% 7%
105  Uganda 93% 7%
106  Madagascar[a] 93% 7%
107  Benin[a] 93% 7%
108    Nepal 93% 7%
109  Tunisia 93% 7%
110  Qatar 93% 7%
111  Central African Republic[a] 94% 6%
112  Kenya 94% 6%
113  Liberia[a] 94% 6%
114  Democratic Republic of the Congo 94% 6%
115  Bahrain 94% 6%
116  Ghana 95% 5%
117  Zambia 95% 5%
118  Algeria 95% 4%
119  Chad 95% 5%
120  Rwanda 95% 5%
121  Republic of the Congo[a] 95% 5%
122  Mali 95% 5%
138  Burundi 96% 4%
139  Djibouti 96% 4%
123  Egypt 96% 4%
124  Cameroon 96% 4%
125  Malaysia 96% 3%
127  Cambodia 96% 3%
146  Bangladesh 96% 4%
126  Senegal 96% 4%
127  Oman 96% 4%
128  Jordan[a] 96% 4%
130  Saudi Arabia 96% 4%
131  Myanmar[a] 96% 4%
132  Laos[a] 96% 4%
133  Guinea[a] 96% 4%
134  Morocco 96% 4%
135  Comoros 96% 4%
136  Indonesia 96% 4%
137  Afghanistan 97% 3%
138  Malawi 97% 3%
139  Mauritania 97% 3%
140  Sri Lanka 97% 3%
141  Thailand 98%[1] 2%
142  Somalia[a] 98% 2%
143  Yemen 98% 2%
144  Niger 98% 2%
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Data from an older 2008 survey[2]

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Crabtree, Steve. "Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations". Gallup. Retrieved 27 May 2015. (in which numbers have been rounded)
  2. ^ a b GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 January 2009