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]

Countries[edit]

Country Yes, important[1] No, unimportant[1]
 Estonia 16% 78%
 Sweden 17% 82%
 Denmark 19% 80%
 Norway[a] 21% 78%
 Czech Republic[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% 66%
 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 66% 33%
 United States 65% 34%
 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%
 Iran[a] 73% 26%
 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%
 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%
 Philippines 96% 4%
 Cameroon 96% 4%
 Malaysia 96% 3%
 Nigeria 96% 3%
 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%
 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[3]

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. ^ GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 january 2009