Irreligion in Uruguay
Secularization in Uruguay
Uruguay is the most secularized nation in all of the Americas with the highest percentage of atheists and agnostics. 17.2% of the population is atheist or agnostic according to the Uruguayan census. According to a study by Kauffman, in 2010 47% of the Uruguayan population is defined not religious (of which 24% are atheist, agnostic are 14% and 9% are categorised as sceptical, but neither atheist nor agnostic). The figures for atheism and irreligion in Uruguay are higher than any other country in the Western Hemisphere. According to a study by CID-Gallup in 2012, Uruguay is the sixth least religious country in the world (with 29% religious), only behind countries such as the Netherlands (26%), the Czech Republic (23%), Sweden (19%), Japan (13%) and China (7%).
Religious practice in Uruguay
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