Importance of religion by country

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This page charts a list of countries by importance.

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 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][not in citation given][3][not in citation given][4][not in citation given][5][not in citation given]

Countries[edit]

Country Yes, important[1] No, unimportant[1]
 Estonia 16% 84%
 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%
 Pakistan 92% 6%
 Saudi Arabia 93% 4%
 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% 3%
 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%
 Somalia 98% 2%
 Sri Lanka 99% 1%
 Malawi 99% 1%
 Indonesia 99% 1%
 Yemen 99% 1%
 Niger 100% 0%
 Ethiopia 100% 0%

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crabtree, Steve. "Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations". Gallup. Retrieved 27 May 2015.  (in which numbers have been rounded)
  2. ^ Street, 1615 L.; NW; Washington, Suite 800; Inquiries, DC 20036 | Media (9 August 2012). "The World's Muslims: Unity and Diversity". 
  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.