Least Religious Countries 2020

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

Least Religious Countries 2020

Country Religion not Important in Daily Life Important in Daily Life Population 2020
Ethiopia0.00%100.00%114,963,588
Bangladesh0.00%100.00%164,689,383
Niger0.00%100.00%24,206,644
Somalia0.00%100.00%15,893,222
Sri Lanka1.00%99.00%21,413,249
Indonesia1.00%99.00%273,523,615
Malawi1.00%99.00%19,129,952
Yemen1.00%99.00%29,825,964
Burundi2.00%98.00%11,890,784
Comoros2.00%97.00%869,601
Djibouti2.00%98.00%988,000
Mauritania2.00%98.00%4,649,658
Morocco2.00%97.00%36,910,560
Thailand2.00%97.00%69,799,978
Egypt2.00%97.00%102,334,404
Myanmar3.00%97.00%54,409,800
Cambodia3.00%96.00%16,718,965
Guinea3.00%97.00%13,132,795
Afghanistan3.00%97.00%38,928,346
Laos3.00%97.00%7,275,560
Malaysia3.00%96.00%32,365,999
Mali3.00%95.00%20,250,833
Nigeria3.00%96.00%206,139,589
Algeria4.00%95.00%43,851,044
Cameroon4.00%96.00%26,545,863
Jordan4.00%96.00%10,203,134
Bahrain4.00%94.00%1,701,575
Philippines4.00%96.00%109,581,078
Qatar4.00%95.00%2,881,053
Saudi Arabia4.00%93.00%34,813,871
Senegal4.00%96.00%16,743,927
Chad5.00%95.00%16,425,864
Republic Of The Congo5.00%95.00%5,518,087
Dr Congo5.00%94.00%89,561,403
Ghana5.00%95.00%31,072,940
Rwanda5.00%95.00%12,952,218
Tunisia5.00%93.00%11,818,619
Zambia5.00%95.00%18,383,955
Central African Republic6.00%94.00%4,829,767
Kenya6.00%94.00%53,771,296
Kuwait6.00%91.00%4,270,571
Liberia6.00%94.00%5,057,681
Nepal6.00%93.00%29,136,808
Pakistan6.00%92.00%220,892,340
Benin7.00%93.00%12,123,200
Palestine7.00%93.00%5,101,414
Madagascar7.00%93.00%27,691,018
Sudan7.00%93.00%43,849,260
Uganda7.00%93.00%45,741,007
Paraguay8.00%92.00%7,132,538
Trinidad And Tobago8.00%92.00%1,399,488
United Arab Emirates8.00%91.00%9,890,402
Guatemala9.00%88.00%17,915,568
India9.00%90.00%1,380,004,385
Namibia9.00%92.00%2,540,905
Syria9.00%89.00%17,500,658
Malta10.00%86.00%441,543
Bolivia10.00%89.00%11,673,021
Angola11.00%88.00%32,866,272
Iraq11.00%84.00%40,222,493
Panama11.00%88.00%4,314,767
Tanzania11.00%89.00%59,734,218
Ivory Coast12.00%88.00%26,378,274
Lebanon12.00%87.00%6,825,445
Romania12.00%84.00%19,237,691
Zimbabwe12.00%88.00%14,862,924
Tajikistan12.00%85.00%9,537,645
Burkina Faso12.00%88.00%20,903,273
Dominican Republic13.00%87.00%10,847,910
Brazil13.00%87.00%212,559,417
Togo13.00%80.00%8,278,724
Mozambique14.00%86.00%31,255,435
Peru14.00%84.00%32,971,854
Puerto Rico14.00%85.00%2,860,853
Honduras15.00%84.00%9,904,607
Nicaragua15.00%84.00%6,624,554
South Africa15.00%85.00%59,308,690
Turkey15.00%82.00%84,339,067
Colombia16.00%83.00%50,882,891
El Salvador16.00%83.00%6,486,205
Georgia16.00%81.00%3,989,167
Ecuador17.00%82.00%17,643,054
Turkmenistan18.00%80.00%6,031,200
Moldova19.00%72.00%4,033,963
Poland19.00%75.00%37,846,611
Costa Rica20.00%79.00%5,094,118
Bosnia And Herzegovina21.00%77.00%3,280,819
Venezuela21.00%79.00%28,435,940
Haiti23.00%75.00%11,402,528
Botswana23.00%77.00%2,351,627
Cyprus25.00%75.00%1,207,359
Italy25.00%72.00%60,461,826
Kyrgyzstan25.00%72.00%6,524,195
Mexico25.00%73.00%128,932,753
Armenia25.00%73.00%2,963,243
Iran26.00%73.00%83,992,949
Portugal26.00%72.00%10,196,709
Croatia28.00%70.00%4,105,267
Greece28.00%71.00%10,423,054
Montenegro28.00%71.00%628,066
Chile29.00%70.00%19,116,201
Singapore29.00%70.00%5,850,342
Jamaica30.00%70.00%2,961,167
United States31.00%69.00%331,002,651
Belize33.00%62.00%397,628
Argentina34.00%65.00%45,195,774
Uzbekistan38.00%59.00%33,469,203
Austria43.00%55.00%9,006,398
Serbia44.00%54.00%8,737,371
Ireland46.00%54.00%4,937,786
Israel48.00%51.00%8,655,535
Kazakhstan48.00%43.00%18,776,707
Ukraine48.00%46.00%43,733,762
Azerbaijan49.00%50.00%10,139,177
Lithuania49.00%42.00%2,722,289
Spain51.00%49.00%46,754,778
Slovakia52.00%47.00%5,459,642
Slovenia52.00%47.00%2,078,938
Albania53.00%39.00%2,877,797
Taiwan54.00%45.00%23,816,775
Belarus56.00%34.00%9,449,323
South Korea56.00%43.00%51,269,185
Canada57.00%42.00%37,742,154
Switzerland57.00%41.00%8,654,622
Hungary58.00%39.00%9,660,351
Latvia58.00%39.00%1,886,198
Belgium58.00%33.00%11,589,623
Germany59.00%40.00%83,783,942
Luxembourg59.00%39.00%625,978
Uruguay59.00%41.00%3,473,730
Bulgaria62.00%34.00%6,948,445
Cuba64.00%34.00%11,326,616
New Zealand66.00%33.00%4,822,233
Russia66.00%34.00%145,934,462
Netherlands67.00%33.00%17,134,872
Australia68.00%32.00%25,499,884
France69.00%30.00%65,273,511
Vietnam69.00%30.00%97,338,579
Finland70.00%28.00%5,540,720
United Kingdom73.00%27.00%67,886,011
Hong Kong74.00%24.00%7,496,981
Czech Republic75.00%21.00%10,708,981
Japan75.00%24.00%126,476,461
Estonia78.00%16.00%1,326,535
Norway78.00%21.00%5,421,241
Denmark80.00%19.00%5,792,202
Sweden82.00%17.00%10,099,265