Least Religious Countries 2019

For thousands of years, religion has brought people of nations together … and in some cases, has torn them apart. Surveys and studies are used to show the most and least religious countries based on religious beliefs, the number of residents that “feel” religious, and how nations perceive other nations.

When analyzing the data of WIN/Gallup International polls, China is found to be the least religious country. Less than 10% of residents stated that they feel religious in this nation and over 60% are “convinced atheists.”

According to the poll, Japan is the second least-religious nation, with just 13% of residents stating that they feel religious. Ranking third in the poll is Estonia, where just 16% of the population feel religious.

Rounding out the top 10 least religious countries based on this data are:

  1. China (7% feel religious)
  2. Japan (13% feel religious)
  3. Estonia (16% feel religious)
  4. Sweden (19% feel religious)
  5. Norway (21% feel religious)
  6. Czech Republic (23% feel religious)
  7. Hong Kong (26% feel religious)
  8. Netherlands (26% feel religious)
  9. Israel (30% feel religious)
  10. United Kingdom (30% feel religious)

When it comes to public perception, the results are a bit different. A survey of over 16,000 people found that nations viewed Australia as the least religious country in the world. Sweden and Germany rank second and third, respectively, on the poll based on public perception. The top 10 nations found to be the least religious based on perception include:

  1. Australia
  2. Sweden
  3. Germany
  4. Netherlands
  5. New Zealand
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Denmark
  8. Canada
  9. France
  10. Austria
Country Religion not Important in Daily Life Important in Daily Life Population 2019
Sweden82.00%17.00%10,036,379
Denmark80.00%19.00%5,771,876
Norway78.00%21.00%5,378,857
Estonia78.00%16.00%1,325,648
Japan75.00%24.00%126,860,301
Czech Republic75.00%21.00%10,689,209
Hong Kong74.00%24.00%7,436,154
United Kingdom73.00%27.00%67,530,172
Finland70.00%28.00%5,532,156
Vietnam69.00%30.00%96,462,106
France69.00%30.00%65,129,728
Australia68.00%32.00%25,203,198
Netherlands67.00%33.00%17,097,130
Russia66.00%34.00%145,872,256
New Zealand66.00%33.00%4,783,063
Cuba64.00%34.00%11,333,483
Bulgaria62.00%34.00%7,000,119
Uruguay59.00%41.00%3,461,734
Luxembourg59.00%39.00%615,729
Germany59.00%40.00%83,517,045
Belgium58.00%33.00%11,539,328
Latvia58.00%39.00%1,906,743
Hungary58.00%39.00%9,684,679
Switzerland57.00%41.00%8,591,365
Canada57.00%42.00%37,411,047
South Korea56.00%43.00%51,225,308
Belarus56.00%34.00%9,452,411
Taiwan54.00%45.00%23,773,876
Albania53.00%39.00%2,880,917
Slovenia52.00%47.00%2,078,654
Slovakia52.00%47.00%5,457,013
Spain51.00%49.00%46,736,776
Lithuania49.00%42.00%2,759,627
Azerbaijan49.00%50.00%10,047,718
Ukraine48.00%46.00%43,993,638
Kazakhstan48.00%43.00%18,551,427
Israel48.00%51.00%8,519,377
Ireland46.00%54.00%4,882,495
Serbia44.00%54.00%8,772,235
Austria43.00%55.00%8,955,102
Uzbekistan38.00%59.00%32,981,716
Argentina34.00%65.00%44,780,677
Belize33.00%62.00%390,353
United States31.00%69.00%329,064,917
Jamaica30.00%70.00%2,948,279
Singapore29.00%70.00%5,804,337
Chile29.00%70.00%18,952,038
Montenegro28.00%71.00%627,987
Greece28.00%71.00%10,473,455
Croatia28.00%70.00%4,130,304
Portugal26.00%72.00%10,226,187
Iran26.00%73.00%82,913,906
Armenia25.00%73.00%2,957,731
Mexico25.00%73.00%127,575,529
Kyrgyzstan25.00%72.00%6,415,850
Italy25.00%72.00%60,550,075
Cyprus25.00%75.00%1,198,575
Botswana23.00%77.00%2,303,697
Haiti23.00%75.00%11,263,077
Venezuela21.00%79.00%28,515,829
Bosnia And Herzegovina21.00%77.00%3,301,000
Costa Rica20.00%79.00%5,047,561
Poland19.00%75.00%37,887,768
Moldova19.00%72.00%4,043,263
Turkmenistan18.00%80.00%5,942,089
Ecuador17.00%82.00%17,373,662
Georgia16.00%81.00%3,996,765
El Salvador16.00%83.00%6,453,553
Colombia16.00%83.00%50,339,443
Turkey15.00%82.00%83,429,615
South Africa15.00%85.00%58,558,270
Nicaragua15.00%84.00%6,545,502
Honduras15.00%84.00%9,746,117
Puerto Rico14.00%85.00%2,933,408
Peru14.00%84.00%32,510,453
Mozambique14.00%86.00%30,366,036
Togo13.00%80.00%8,082,366
Brazil13.00%87.00%211,049,527
Dominican Republic13.00%87.00%10,738,958
Burkina Faso12.00%88.00%20,321,378
Tajikistan12.00%85.00%9,321,018
Zimbabwe12.00%88.00%14,645,468
Romania12.00%84.00%19,364,557
Lebanon12.00%87.00%6,855,713
Ivory Coast12.00%88.00%25,716,544
Tanzania11.00%89.00%58,005,463
Panama11.00%88.00%4,246,439
Iraq11.00%84.00%39,309,783
Angola11.00%88.00%31,825,295
Bolivia10.00%89.00%11,513,100
Malta10.00%86.00%440,372
Syria9.00%89.00%17,070,135
Namibia9.00%92.00%2,494,530
India9.00%90.00%1,366,417,754
Guatemala9.00%88.00%17,581,472
United Arab Emirates8.00%91.00%9,770,529
Trinidad And Tobago8.00%92.00%1,394,973
Paraguay8.00%92.00%7,044,636
Uganda7.00%93.00%44,269,594
Sudan7.00%93.00%42,813,238
Madagascar7.00%93.00%26,969,307
Palestine7.00%93.00%4,981,420
Benin7.00%93.00%11,801,151
Pakistan6.00%92.00%216,565,318
Nepal6.00%93.00%28,608,710
Liberia6.00%94.00%4,937,374
Kuwait6.00%91.00%4,207,083
Kenya6.00%94.00%52,573,973
Central African Republic6.00%94.00%4,745,185
Zambia5.00%95.00%17,861,030
Tunisia5.00%93.00%11,694,719
Rwanda5.00%95.00%12,626,950
Ghana5.00%95.00%30,417,856
Dr Congo5.00%94.00%86,790,567
Republic Of The Congo5.00%95.00%5,380,508
Chad5.00%95.00%15,946,876
Senegal4.00%96.00%16,296,364
Saudi Arabia4.00%93.00%34,268,528
Qatar4.00%95.00%2,832,067
Philippines4.00%96.00%108,116,615
Bahrain4.00%94.00%1,641,172
Jordan4.00%96.00%10,101,694
Cameroon4.00%96.00%25,876,380
Algeria4.00%95.00%43,053,054
Nigeria3.00%96.00%200,963,599
Mali3.00%95.00%19,658,031
Malaysia3.00%96.00%31,949,777
Laos3.00%97.00%7,169,455
Afghanistan3.00%97.00%38,041,754
Guinea3.00%97.00%12,771,246
Cambodia3.00%96.00%16,486,542
Myanmar3.00%97.00%54,045,420
Egypt2.00%97.00%100,388,073
Thailand2.00%97.00%69,625,582
Morocco2.00%97.00%36,471,769
Mauritania2.00%98.00%4,525,696
Djibouti2.00%98.00%973,560
Comoros2.00%97.00%850,886
Burundi2.00%98.00%11,530,580
Yemen1.00%99.00%29,161,922
Malawi1.00%99.00%18,628,747
Indonesia1.00%99.00%270,625,568
Sri Lanka1.00%99.00%21,323,733
Somalia0.00%100.00%15,442,905
Niger0.00%100.00%23,310,715
Bangladesh0.00%100.00%163,046,161
Ethiopia0.00%100.00%112,078,730