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The population of Turkey is predominantly Muslim (99%),[1] the majority are Sunni (75%) and a large minority are Alevi (15-25%).[2] The remainder of the population are mainly Christians (mostly Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic) and Jewish (96% Sephardi and 4% Ashkenazi.)[3][4][5] Based on a nationwide survey in 2007 it found, 96.8% have a religion while, 3.2% were non-religious and atheists, and the more regularly practiced acts of worship is fasting (83%) and going to friday prayers (56%).[6][7] According to a Pew Research Center report in 2002, 65% of the people in Turkey believe "religion is very important",[8] while according to a Eurobarometer poll in 2005, 95% of Turkish citizens responded that they believe "there is a God".[9] Turkey is officialy a secular republic, with no official state religion; the Turkish Constitution provides the freedom of religion and conscience, and does not represent a religion.[10][11]