Importance of religion by country

This page charts a list of countries by importance of religion.

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

MethodologyEdit

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]

CountriesEdit

Rank Country Yes, important[1] No, unimportant[1]
1   Estonia 16% 78%
2   Sweden 17% 82%
3   Denmark 19% 80%
4   Czechia[a] 21% 75%
5   Norway[a] 22% 78%
6   Japan 24% 75%
7   Hong Kong 24% 74%
8   United Kingdom 27% 73%
9   Finland[a] 28% 70%
10   Vietnam 30% 69%
11   France 30% 69%
12   Australia[a] 32% 68%
13   Netherlands[a] 33% 67%
14   New Zealand[a] 33% 66%
15   Belgium[a] 33% 58%
16   Cuba[a] 34% 64%
17   Bulgaria[a] 34% 62%
18   Russia 34% 66%
19   Belarus 34% 56%
20   Luxembourg 39% 59%
21   Azerbaijan 39% 53%
22   Hungary 39% 58%
23   Latvia 39% 58%
24   Germany 40% 59%
25   Uruguay 41% 59%
26    Switzerland 41% 57%
27   Canada 42% 57%
28   Lithuania 42% 49%
29   South Korea 43% 56%
30   Taiwan 45% 54%
31   Ukraine 46% 48%
32   Slovenia 47% 52%
33   Slovakia[a] 47% 52%
34   Spain 49% 51%
35   Albania 50% 49%
36   Israel 51% 48%
37   Kazakhstan 53% 48%
38   Serbia 54% 44%
39   Ireland 54% 46%
40   Austria[a] 55% 43%
41   Uzbekistan 59% 38%
42   Belize[a] 62% 33%
43   Argentina 65% 34%
44   United States 69% 31%
45   Nicaragua 70% 30%
46   Croatia 70% 28%
47   Chile 70% 29%
48   Singapore 70% 29%
49   Jamaica[a] 70% 30%
50   Montenegro 71% 28%
51   Greece 71% 28%
52   Portugal[a] 72% 26%
53   Italy 72% 25%
54   Moldova 72% 19%
55   Kyrgyzstan 72% 25%
56   Iran[a] 73% 27%
57   Mexico 73% 25%
58   Poland 75% 19%
60   Cyprus 75% 25%
61   North Macedonia 76% 22%
63   Botswana[a] 77% 23%
64   Bosnia and Herzegovina 77% 21%
65   Venezuela 79% 21%
66   Costa Rica 79% 20%
67   Armenia 79% 19%
68   Turkmenistan 80% 18%
69   Togo[a] 80% 13%
70   Georgia 81% 16%
71   Turkey 82% 15%
72   Ecuador 82% 17%
73   Colombia 83% 16%
74   Peru 84% 14%
75   Iraq 84% 11%
76   Romania 84% 12%
77   South Africa 85% 15%
79   Tajikistan 85% 12%
80   Haiti[a] 85% 12%
81   Mozambique[a] 86% 14%
82   Malta 86% 10%
83   Brazil 87% 13%
84   Dominican Republic 87% 13%
85   Lebanon 87% 12%
86   Zimbabwe 88% 12%
87   Cote d'Ivoire 88% 12%
88   Burkina Faso[a] 88% 12%
89   Panama 88% 11%
90   Angola[a] 88% 11%
91   Guatemala 88% 9%
92   Tanzania 89% 11%
93   Bolivia 89% 10%
94   Syria 89% 9%
95   India 90% 10%
96   United Arab Emirates 91% 8%
97   Kuwait 91% 6%
98   Namibia[a] 92% 9%
99   Trinidad and Tobago[a] 92% 8%
100   Paraguay 92% 8%
101   Pakistan 92% 8%
102   State of Palestine 93% 7%
103   Sudan 93% 7%
104   Uganda 93% 7%
105   Madagascar[a] 93% 7%
106   Benin[a] 93% 7%
107     Nepal 93% 6%
108   Tunisia 93% 5%
109   Saudi Arabia 93% 4%
110   Central African Republic[a] 94% 6%
111   Kenya 94% 6%
112   Liberia[a] 94% 6%
113   Democratic Republic of the Congo 94% 5%
114   Bahrain 94% 4%
115   Ghana 95% 5%
116   Zambia 95% 5%
117   Qatar 95% 4%
118   Algeria 95% 4%
119   Chad 95% 5%
120   Rwanda 95% 5%
121   Republic of the Congo[a] 95% 5%
122   Mali 95% 3%
123   Philippines 96% 4%
124   Cameroon 96% 4%
125   Malaysia 96% 3%
126   Nigeria 96% 3%
127   Cambodia 96% 3%
128   Senegal 96% 4%
129   Jordan[a] 96% 4%
130   Myanmar[a] 97% 3%
131   Afghanistan 97% 3%
132   Laos[a] 97% 3%
133   Guinea[a] 97% 3%
134   Morocco 97% 2%
135   Egypt 97% 2%
136   Comoros 97% 2%
137   Thailand 97% 2%
138   Burundi 98% 2%
139   Djibouti 98% 2%
140   Mauritania 98% 2%
141   Sri Lanka 99% 1%
142   Malawi 99% 1%
143   Indonesia 99% 1%
144   Yemen 99% 1%
145   Niger 100% 0%
146   Ethiopia 100% 0%
147   Somalia[a] 100% 0%
148   Bangladesh 100% 0%
149   Oman 100% 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 Data from an older 2008 survey[2]

See alsoEdit

General:

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ a b GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 January 2009