Countries where religion is very important

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According to survey results from Pew Research, about 55% of the respondents surveyed consider religion to be very important. The other choices in the questionnaire included “somewhat important,” “not too important,” or “not important at all.” The map above shows the percentage responding that religion is very important (with the 20 largest countries by population labeled.)

Countries in which 75% or more responded that religion is very important are found in Africa (8 countries) and Asia (6 countries). Ethiopia, Senegal, Indonesia, Uganda, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Ghana all recorded responses of 90% or above.

In Europe, the highest percentage (28%) is found in Poland, and the lowest in France (14%). The highest percentage in the Americas is found in Brazil (74%) and the lowest in Canada and Chile (both 27%). China (3%) has the lowest percentage responding that religion is very important, followed by Japan (11%).

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