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 page 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]

In terms of demographics, India ranks as the country with the largest number of highly religious people in the world, with over 1.05 billion believers (estimated). 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).[3][not in citation given][4][not in citation given][5][not in citation given][6][not in citation given]

Countries[edit]

Country Yes, important[1] No, unimportant[1]
 Estonia 16% 84%
 Sweden 17% 82%
 Denmark 19% 80%
 Norway[a] 21% 78%
 Czechia[a] 21% 75%
 Japan 24% 75%
 Hong Kong 24% 74%
 United Kingdom 27% 73%
 Finland[a] 28% 70%
 Vietnam 30% 69%
 France 30% 69%
 Australia[a] 32% 68%
 The Netherlands[a] 33% 67%
 New Zealand[a] 33% 66%
 Belgium[a] 33% 58%
 Cuba[a] 34% 64%
 Bulgaria[a] 34% 62%
 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%
 Canada 42% 57%
 Lithuania 42% 49%
 South Korea 43% 56%
 Kazakhstan 43% 48%
 Taiwan[a] 45% 54%
 Ukraine 46% 48%
 Slovenia 47% 52%
 Slovakia[a] 47% 52%
 Spain 49% 51%
 Azerbaijan 50% 49%
 Uzbekistan 51% 46%
 Israel 51% 48%
 Serbia 54% 44%
 Ireland 54% 46%
 Austria[a] 55% 43%
 Belize[a] 62% 33%
 Argentina 65% 34%
 United States 69% 31%
 Croatia 70% 28%
 Chile 70% 29%
 Singapore 70% 29%
 Jamaica[a] 70% 30%
 Montenegro 71% 28%
 Greece 71% 28%
 Portugal[a] 72% 26%
 Italy 72% 25%
 Moldova 72% 19%
 Kyrgyzstan 72% 25%
 Mexico 73% 25%
 Armenia 73% 25%
 Poland 75% 19%
 Haiti[a] 75% 23%
 Cyprus 75% 25%
 Macedonia 76% 22%
 Botswana[a] 77% 23%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 77% 21%
 Venezuela 79% 21%
 Costa Rica 79% 20%
 Turkmenistan 80% 18%
 Togo[a] 80% 13%
 Georgia 81% 16%
 Turkey 82% 15%
 Ecuador 82% 17%
 Iran[a] 83% 16%
 Colombia 83% 16%
 El Salvador 83% 16%
 Peru 84% 14%
 Iraq 84% 11%
 Nicaragua 84% 15%
 Honduras 84% 15%
 Romania 84% 12%
 South Africa 85% 15%
 Puerto Rico[a] 85% 14%
 Tajikistan 85% 12%
 Mozambique[a] 86% 14%
 Malta 86% 10%
 Brazil 87% 13%
 Dominican Republic 87% 13%
 Lebanon 87% 12%
 Zimbabwe 88% 12%
 Cote d'Ivoire 88% 12%
 Burkina Faso[a] 88% 12%
 Panama 88% 11%
 Angola[a] 88% 11%
 Guatemala 88% 9%
 Tanzania 89% 11%
 Bolivia 89% 10%
 Syria 89% 9%
 India 90% 9%
 Kosovo 90% 8%
 United Arab Emirates 91% 8%
 Kuwait 91% 6%
 Namibia[a] 92% 9%
 Trinidad and Tobago[a] 92% 8%
 Paraguay 92% 8%
 Pakistan 92% 6%
 State of Palestine 93% 7%
 Sudan 93% 7%
 Uganda 93% 7%
 Madagascar[a] 93% 7%
 Benin[a] 93% 7%
   Nepal 93% 6%
 Tunisia 93% 5%
 Saudi Arabia 93% 4%
 Central African Republic[a] 94% 6%
 Kenya 94% 6%
 Liberia[a] 94% 6%
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 94% 5%
 Bahrain 94% 4%
 Ghana 95% 5%
 Zambia 95% 5%
 Qatar 95% 4%
 Algeria 95% 4%
 Chad 95% 5%
 Rwanda 95% 5%
 Republic of the Congo[a] 95% 5%
 Mali 95% 3%
 Cameroon 96% 4%
 Malaysia 96% 3%
 Nigeria 96% 3%
 Philippines 96% 4%
 Cambodia 96% 3%
 Senegal 96% 4%
 Jordan[a] 96% 4%
 Myanmar[a] 97% 3%
 Afghanistan 97% 3%
 Laos[a] 97% 3%
 Guinea[a] 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%
 Somalia[a] 98% 2%
 Sri Lanka 99% 1%
 Malawi 99% 1%
 Indonesia 99% 1%
 Yemen 99% 1%
 Niger 99%+ 0%
 Ethiopia 99%+ 0%
 Bangladesh 99%+ 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 ah ai Data from an older 2008 survey[7]

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. ^ GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 january 2009
  3. ^ Street, 1615 L.; NW; Washington, Suite 800; Inquiries, DC 20036 | Media (9 August 2012). "The World's Muslims: Unity and Diversity". 
  4. ^ "Western Europe most critical region about religion - San Diego Jewish World". Sdjewishworld.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  5. ^ Nicola Anderson. "Just 46pc of us believe religion plays positive role". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  6. ^ "UK among most sceptical in world about religion". Telegraph. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  7. ^ GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 january 2009