Importance of religion by country

This article 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]

Countries/DistrictsEdit

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