Most Atheist Countries 2019

Atheism is an absence of belief in the existence of deities. Atheism can also be defined as a rejection of the belief of any deities that exist.

Atheism is not a religion or is it a belief system, although it is protected by many of the same Constitutional rights that protect religion. Atheists do not have a common belief system, sacred scripture, or Pope, only a lack of belief in gods; therefore, they disagree on many ideas and issues. Atheists do not fit a particular demographic or group of people, as atheists exist across all races, ages, political affiliations, in the LGBTQ* community, and urban, suburban and rural areas in any state.

Atheism is often confused with non-religion or irreligion, which is the absence of, or indifference towards, religion. Atheism is only the absence of belief in deities.

Because atheists will refer to themselves as agnostics, cultural Catholics, humanists, non-religious and other terms, it is hard to accurately estimate the exact number of atheists. However, there are millions of known Atheists around the world.

While there is a trend in fewer people believing in God around the world, only a few countries have more than 20% of citizens who are atheists.

The six countries with the highest percentage of their populations identifying as atheists are:

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Czech Republic
  4. France
  5. Australia
  6. Iceland

Approximately 40-49% of China’s population says that they’re atheists. This is the highest population of atheists in the world. Confucianism, which is one of China’s oldest philosophical systems, is notable for its lack of a belief in a deity.

In the United States, approximately 10% of Americans identify as atheists. Although the dollar bill says, “In God We Trust,” belief in the Christian deity is at an all-time low. Approximately 40% of American atheists are ages 18-29, and 37% of atheists are ages 30-49. This has been attributed to an increased exposure to diverse perspectives in multicultural societies, which challenges the claim of any one particular worldview. Millennials and Gen Z are the most racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse generation in the US.

Below is a table of the percentage of atheists and non-religious people in each country.

* Numbers are estimated and other researches showed lower figures
Country Atheists/not Religious Persons Population 2019
Ghana1.00%30,417,856
Malta1.00%440,372
Uganda1.00%44,269,594
Nigeria2.00%200,963,599
Thailand2.00%69,625,582
Tanzania2.00%58,005,463
Venezuela2.00%28,515,829
India5.00%1,366,417,754
Morocco5.00%36,471,769
Papua New Guinea5.00%8,776,109
Armenia6.00%2,957,731
Pakistan6.00%216,565,318
Cuba7.00%11,333,483
Dominican Republic7.00%10,738,958
Georgia7.00%3,996,765
Kyrgyzstan7.00%6,415,850
Fiji8.00%889,953
Afghanistan9.00%38,041,754
Kenya9.00%52,573,973
Philippines9.00%108,116,615
Romania9.00%19,364,557
Moldova10.00%4,043,263
Poland10.00%37,887,768
Puerto Rico11.00%2,933,408
Kazakhstan12.00%18,551,427
Uruguay12.00%3,461,734
Croatia13.00%4,130,304
Panama13.00%4,246,439
Singapore13.00%5,804,337
Colombia14.00%50,339,443
North Korea15.00%25,666,161
Turkey15.00%83,429,615
South Sudan16.00%11,062,113
Cameroon17.00%25,876,380
Dr Congo17.00%86,790,567
Brazil17.00%211,049,527
Ecuador18.00%17,373,662
Uzbekistan18.00%32,981,716
Bangladesh19.00%163,046,161
Argentina20.00%44,780,677
Iran20.00%82,913,906
Serbia21.00%8,772,235
Greece22.00%10,473,455
New Zealand22.00%4,783,063
Bosnia And Herzegovina22.00%3,301,000
Malaysia23.00%31,949,777
Peru23.00%32,510,453
Slovakia23.00%5,457,013
Taiwan24.00%23,773,876
Saudi Arabia24.00%34,268,528
Italy26.00%60,550,075
Lebanon28.00%6,855,713
Mongolia29.00%3,225,167
Indonesia30.00%270,625,568
Luxembourg30.00%615,729
Russia30.00%145,872,256
South Africa32.00%58,558,270
Tunisia33.00%11,694,719
Chile34.00%18,952,038
Iraq34.00%39,309,783
Mexico36.00%127,575,529
Portugal38.00%10,226,187
Bulgaria39.00%7,000,119
Albania39.00%2,880,917
United States39.00%329,064,917
Lithuania40.00%2,759,627
Ukraine42.00%43,993,638
Hungary43.00%9,684,679
Belarus48.00%9,452,411
Iceland49.00%339,031
France50.00%65,129,728
Latvia52.00%1,906,743
Austria53.00%8,955,102
Slovenia53.00%2,078,654
Finland55.00%5,532,156
Ireland56.00%4,882,495
Canada57.00%37,411,047
Spain57.00%46,736,776
Israel58.00%8,519,377
Switzerland58.00%8,591,365
Estonia60.00%1,325,648
Germany60.00%83,517,045
Japan60.00%126,860,301
South Korea60.00%51,225,308
Denmark61.00%5,771,876
Norway62.00%5,378,857
Hong Kong63.00%7,436,154
Australia63.00%25,203,198
Vietnam63.00%96,462,106
Azerbaijan64.00%10,047,718
Belgium64.00%11,539,328
Netherlands66.00%17,097,130
United Kingdom69.00%67,530,172
Czech Republic72.00%10,689,209
Sweden73.00%10,036,379
China90.00%1,433,783,686