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World map of religion: See which countries are the most religious


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J-P Mauro - published on 05/09/18

Results are based on polls taken over the last 10 years.

Earlier this year, in honor of World Religion Day, The Telegraph put together this interactive map that shows the most — and least — religious countries all around the world. The data they used was accumulated by three WIN/Gallup International polls, taken in 2008, 2009 and 2015.

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According to the surveys, there is a 5-way tie for first place among Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. Ninety-nine percent of respondents from these countries answered “yes” when asked if they felt religious.

Second place is a 4-way tie among Burundi, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Somalia, who all came in at 98 percent religious, while 3rd place was a 6-way tie with Afghanistan, Comoros, Egypt, Guinea, Laos, and Myanmar all coming in at 97 percent.

On the other side of the aisle, we see the least religious countries. Here there is only one big tie: Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Germany, and Vietnam all tie for the 10th least religious country with 34 percent.

The 5 least religious countries: China – 7% feel religious Japan – 13% Estonia – 16% Sweden – 19% Norway – 21%

The United Kingdom is in 8th place on the list of least religious nations, tied with Israel, with only 30% who feel religious. The United States is on the list of neither most nor least religious countries, coming in at 56 percent.

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