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‘Global religiosity index’ released: Ghana most religious, China most atheistic

August 08, 2012

A new survey conducted by the Gallup International Association has ranked citizens of 57 countries by their religiosity.

Overall, 59% of those surveyed described themselves as religious, 23% said they are not religious, and 13% said they are convinced atheists.

The nations with the highest percentages of self-described religious persons are Ghana, Nigeria, Armenia, Fiji, Macedonia, Romania, Iraq, Kenya, Peru, and Brazil.

The nations with the highest percentages of self-described “convinced atheists” are China, Japan, the Czech Republic, France, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Iceland, Australia, and Ireland.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 08, 2012 3:41 PM ET USA

    Of special note was that the United States dropped 13% on their religiosity index, from 73% to 60%. This is very distressing.