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Survey examines religious belief in France

January 06, 2016

A recent survey conducted on behalf of CORREF, the conference of men and women religious in France, found that 38% of French citizens believe that God’s existence is probable (21%) or certain (17%).

19% of the 1,054 people surveyed said that God’s existence is improbable, 21% said that God does not exist, and 22% said that they do not know whether God exists. In addition, 37% said that the “spiritual or religious dimension” of life is important, while 62% said that it is not important.


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  • Posted by: 1Jn416 - Jan. 06, 2016 10:31 AM ET USA

    I would be curious to know the statistics on this matter for England and Spain, so that perhaps an inference could be drawn about the effects of the French Revolution vs. the state of modernity. Regardless, a sign of our troubled times and the opportunity for evangelize. But how does one evangelize a post-Christian nation?