Talk:Importance of religion by country

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why is x not on this list?[edit]

Why Vatican city is not in the list?

Why is PRC not on this page? I understand that foreign corps. are not allowed to do demographic studies in some countries, but China specifically has really good demographics of their own.

Ager-wick (talk) 20:52, 9 November 2010 (UTC):

Vatican city I think is pretty obvious :)

But in the first paragraph, it says "China, although with less than a fifth of its total population (~18-19%), ranks second, with an estimated 240-250 million believers," - where does this data come from? It's not in the list.


The intro mentions "believers" and "religious people".
I'd just like to point out that "Is religion important in your daily life?" does not equate to "Do you believe in gods".
For example, if one worked at a religious school, it would be important in one's daily life, without having to subscribe to the idea of gods oneself. So perhaps this can be worded in a better way? (talk) 13:09, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Agreed, you don't have to be religious yourself for religion to have an impact on your daily life. If you're gay for instance, depending on where you live, other people's religion can play a large role in your daily life. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:23, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

The world total?[edit]

Can someone sum up all the data and report this:

The world total: - yes. Religion is important: ...% - no. Religion is not important: ...% — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisnuops (talkcontribs) 17:32, 7 April 2013 (UTC)


"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 with 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 (~161 million)".

What is the source for this data? Looking at the maps, China hasn't even been included in the surveys... AndyTheGrump (talk) 13:18, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Italy Religious?[edit]

Italians aren't so religious, the majority of they don't believe in God, despite they're near Vatican City, even if they do not reveal. This lack of religiosity is particularly widespread in the north. (talk) 21:31, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

This is not a forum. Article content is based on published sources, and unless you have a source for that it is of no relevance to the article. AndyTheGrump (talk) 22:56, 11 September 2014 (UTC)