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  Estonia 16% 78%
2  Sweden 17% 82%
3  Denmark 19% 80%
4  Czechia[a] 21% 75%
5  Norway[a] 22% 78%
6  Japan 24% 75%
7  Hong Kong 24% 74%
8  United Kingdom 27% 73%
9  Finland[a] 28% 70%
10  Vietnam 30% 69%
11  France 30% 69%
12  Australia[a] 32% 68%
13  Netherlands[a] 33% 67%
14  New Zealand[a] 33% 66%
15  Belgium[a] 33% 58%
16  Cuba[a] 34% 64%
17  Bulgaria[a] 34% 62%
18  Russia 34% 66%
19  Belarus 34% 56%
20  Luxembourg 39% 59%
21  Azerbaijan 39% 53%
22  Hungary 39% 58%
23  Latvia 39% 58%
24  Germany 40% 59%
25  Uruguay 41% 59%
26   Switzerland 41% 57%
27  Canada 42% 57%
28  Lithuania 42% 49%
29  South Korea 43% 56%
30  Taiwan 45% 54%
31  Ukraine 46% 48%
32  Slovenia 47% 52%
33  Slovakia[a] 47% 52%
34  Spain 49% 51%
35  Albania 50% 49%
36  Israel 51% 48%
37  Kazakhstan 53% 48%
38  Serbia 54% 44%
39  Ireland 54% 46%
40  Austria[a] 55% 43%
41  Uzbekistan 59% 38%
42  Belize[a] 62% 33%
43  Argentina 65% 34%
44  United States 69% 31%
45  Nicaragua 70% 30%
46  Croatia 70% 28%
47  Chile 70% 29%
48  Singapore 70% 29%
49  Jamaica[a] 70% 30%
50  Montenegro 71% 28%
51  Greece 71% 28%
52  Portugal[a] 72% 26%
53  Italy 72% 25%
54  Moldova 72% 19%
55  Kyrgyzstan 72% 25%
56  Iran[a] 73% 27%
57  Mexico 73% 25%
58  Poland 75% 19%
60  Cyprus 75% 25%
61  North Macedonia 76% 22%
63  Botswana[a] 77% 23%
64  Bosnia and Herzegovina 77% 21%
65  Venezuela 79% 21%
66  Costa Rica 79% 20%
67  Armenia 79% 19%
68  Turkmenistan 80% 18%
69  Togo[a] 80% 13%
70  Georgia 81% 16%
71  Turkey 82% 15%
72  Ecuador 82% 17%
73  Colombia 83% 16%
74  Peru 84% 14%
75  Iraq 84% 11%
76  Romania 84% 12%
77  South Africa 85% 15%
79  Tajikistan 85% 12%
80  Haiti[a] 85% 12%
81  Mozambique[a] 86% 14%
82  Malta 86% 10%
83  Brazil 87% 13%
84  Dominican Republic 87% 13%
85  Lebanon 87% 12%
86  Zimbabwe 88% 12%
87  Cote d'Ivoire 88% 12%
88  Burkina Faso[a] 88% 12%
89  Panama 88% 11%
90  Angola[a] 88% 11%
91  Guatemala 88% 9%
92  Tanzania 89% 11%
93  Bolivia 89% 10%
94  Syria 89% 9%
95  India 90% 10%
96  United Arab Emirates 91% 8%
97  Kuwait 91% 6%
98  Namibia[a] 92% 9%
99  Trinidad and Tobago[a] 92% 8%
100  Paraguay 92% 8%
101  Pakistan 92% 8%
102  State of Palestine 93% 7%
103  Sudan 93% 7%
104  Uganda 93% 7%
105  Madagascar[a] 93% 7%
106  Benin[a] 93% 7%
107    Nepal 93% 6%
108  Tunisia 93% 5%
109  Saudi Arabia 93% 4%
110  Central African Republic[a] 94% 6%
111  Kenya 94% 6%
112  Liberia[a] 94% 6%
113  Democratic Republic of the Congo 94% 5%
114  Bahrain 94% 4%
115  Ghana 95% 5%
116  Zambia 95% 5%
117  Qatar 95% 4%
118  Algeria 95% 4%
119  Chad 95% 5%
120  Rwanda 95% 5%
121  Republic of the Congo[a] 95% 5%
122  Mali 95% 3%
123  Philippines 96% 4%
124  Cameroon 96% 4%
125  Malaysia 96% 3%
126  Nigeria 96% 3%
127  Cambodia 96% 3%
128  Senegal 96% 4%
129  Jordan[a] 96% 4%
130  Myanmar[a] 97% 3%
131  Afghanistan 97% 3%
132  Laos[a] 97% 3%
133  Guinea[a] 97% 3%
134  Morocco 97% 2%
135  Egypt 97% 2%
136  Comoros 97% 2%
137  Thailand 97% 2%
138  Burundi 98% 2%
139  Djibouti 98% 2%
140  Mauritania 98% 2%
142  Malawi 99% 1%
143  Indonesia 99% 1%
144  Yemen 99% 1%
145  Niger 100% 0%
141  Sri Lanka 100% 0%
147  Somalia[a] 100% 0%
148  Bangladesh 100% 0%
149  Oman 100% 0%
  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]

Europe[edit]

Rank Country Religion is very important
1  Turkey 56%
2  Greece 55%
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 54%
4  Armenia 53%
5  Georgia 50%
5  Romania 50%
7  Croatia 42%
7  Moldova 42%
9  Azerbaijan 36%
9  Portugal 36%
11  Serbia 34%
12  Poland 29%
13  Ireland 23%
13  Slovakia 23%
15  Spain 22%
15  Ukraine 22%
17  Italy 21%
18  Belarus 20%
18  Netherlands 20%
20  Bulgaria 19%
20  Norway 19%
22  Lithuania 16%
23  Albania 15%
23  Russia 15%
25  Hungary 14%
26  Austria 12%
27  Belgium 11%
27  France 11%
27  Germany 11%
30  Finland 10%
30  Latvia 10%
30  Sweden 10%
30  United Kingdom 10%
34  Iceland 9%
35  Denmark 8%
36  Czech Republic 7%
37  Estonia 6%

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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