Irreligion in Italy

Irreligion in Italy comprises around 11.5–13% of the population, who are religiously unaffiliated.[2] The Global Religious Futures project predicts this number to grow to 16.3% by 2050, despite the unaffiliated group having slightly lower fertility rate than the religious ones.[3] Using a less direct definition, the WIN/GIA Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism survey found that 23% of the population was "not a religious person" in 2012, which grew to 26% by 2017.[4][5]

Religion in Italy according to the Global Religious Landscape survey by the Pew Forum, 2012[1]

  Christianity (83.3%)
  No religion (12.4%)
  Islam (3.7%)
  Buddhism (0.2%)
  Hinduism (0.1%)
  Other religions (0.3%)

The earliest recorded accounts of atheism was in the 1550s.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Global Religious Landscape". Pew Research Center. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  2. ^ 11.6 according to PEW 2016: "Spring 2016 Survey Data | Pew Research Center". www.pewglobal.org. pp. Questions Q109ITA and Q109ITAb. Retrieved 2017-10-09.; 11.7% according to the 2018 Eurobarometer survey: "Eurobarometer 90.4: Attitudes of Europeans towards Biodiversity, Awareness and Perceptions of EU customs, and Perceptions of Antisemitism". European Commission. August 2019 – via GESIS.; 12.4% according to the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project's 2010 estimate; and 13% according to the Oxford Handbook of Atheism: Bullivant, Stephen Sebastian; Ruse, Michael (November 2013). The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (First ed.). Oxford, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780199644650. OCLC 830367873. Lay summary.
  3. ^ "Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050". Pew Research Center. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  4. ^ "Religion prevails in the world" (PDF). 2017-11-14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  5. ^ "GLOBAL INDEX OF RELIGIOSITY AND ATHEISM – 2012" (PDF). WIN-Gallup International. 27 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  6. ^ Spencer, Nick (8 May 2014). Atheists: The Origin of the Species. A&C Black. ISBN 9781472902986. Retrieved 2 November 2017 – via Google Books.