Least Religious Countries 2020

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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

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Least Religious Countries 2020

Country Religion not Important in Daily Life Important in Daily Life Population 2020
Sweden82.00%17.00%10,099,265
Denmark80.00%19.00%5,792,202
Estonia78.00%16.00%1,326,535
Norway78.00%21.00%5,421,241
Czech Republic75.00%21.00%10,708,981
Japan75.00%24.00%126,476,461
Hong Kong74.00%24.00%7,496,981
United Kingdom73.00%27.00%67,886,011
Finland70.00%28.00%5,540,720
France69.00%30.00%65,273,511
Vietnam69.00%30.00%97,338,579
Australia68.00%32.00%25,499,884
Netherlands67.00%33.00%17,134,872
New Zealand66.00%33.00%4,822,233
Russia66.00%34.00%145,934,462
Cuba64.00%34.00%11,326,616
Bulgaria62.00%34.00%6,948,445
Luxembourg59.00%39.00%625,978
Uruguay59.00%41.00%3,473,730
Germany59.00%40.00%83,783,942
Latvia58.00%39.00%1,886,198
Hungary58.00%39.00%9,660,351
Belgium58.00%33.00%11,589,623
Switzerland57.00%41.00%8,654,622
Canada57.00%42.00%37,742,154
Belarus56.00%34.00%9,449,323
South Korea56.00%43.00%51,269,185
Taiwan54.00%45.00%23,816,775
Albania53.00%39.00%2,877,797
Slovenia52.00%47.00%2,078,938
Slovakia52.00%47.00%5,459,642
Spain51.00%49.00%46,754,778
Lithuania49.00%42.00%2,722,289
Azerbaijan49.00%50.00%10,139,177
Israel48.00%51.00%8,655,535
Kazakhstan48.00%43.00%18,776,707
Ukraine48.00%46.00%43,733,762
Ireland46.00%54.00%4,937,786
Serbia44.00%54.00%8,737,371
Austria43.00%55.00%9,006,398
Uzbekistan38.00%59.00%33,469,203
Argentina34.00%65.00%45,195,774
Belize33.00%62.00%397,628
United States31.00%69.00%331,002,651
Jamaica30.00%70.00%2,961,167
Singapore29.00%70.00%5,850,342
Chile29.00%70.00%19,116,201
Montenegro28.00%71.00%628,066
Croatia28.00%70.00%4,105,267
Greece28.00%71.00%10,423,054
Portugal26.00%72.00%10,196,709
Iran26.00%73.00%83,992,949
Cyprus25.00%75.00%1,207,359
Armenia25.00%73.00%2,963,243
Kyrgyzstan25.00%72.00%6,524,195
Italy25.00%72.00%60,461,826
Mexico25.00%73.00%128,932,753
Botswana23.00%77.00%2,351,627
Haiti23.00%75.00%11,402,528
Macedonia22.00%76.00%2,083,374
Bosnia And Herzegovina21.00%77.00%3,280,819
Venezuela21.00%79.00%28,435,940
Costa Rica20.00%79.00%5,094,118
Moldova19.00%72.00%4,033,963
Poland19.00%75.00%37,846,611
Turkmenistan18.00%80.00%6,031,200
Ecuador17.00%82.00%17,643,054
Georgia16.00%81.00%3,989,167
El Salvador16.00%83.00%6,486,205
Colombia16.00%83.00%50,882,891
Nicaragua15.00%84.00%6,624,554
Honduras15.00%84.00%9,904,607
South Africa15.00%85.00%59,308,690
Turkey15.00%82.00%84,339,067
Puerto Rico14.00%85.00%2,860,853
Mozambique14.00%86.00%31,255,435
Peru14.00%84.00%32,971,854
Togo13.00%80.00%8,278,724
Dominican Republic13.00%87.00%10,847,910
Brazil13.00%87.00%212,559,417
Lebanon12.00%87.00%6,825,445
Tajikistan12.00%85.00%9,537,645
Zimbabwe12.00%88.00%14,862,924
Romania12.00%84.00%19,237,691
Burkina Faso12.00%88.00%20,903,273
Ivory Coast12.00%88.00%26,378,274
Panama11.00%88.00%4,314,767
Angola11.00%88.00%32,866,272
Iraq11.00%84.00%40,222,493
Tanzania11.00%89.00%59,734,218
Malta10.00%86.00%441,543
Bolivia10.00%89.00%11,673,021
Namibia9.00%92.00%2,540,905
Syria9.00%89.00%17,500,658
Guatemala9.00%88.00%17,915,568
India9.00%90.00%1,380,004,385
Trinidad And Tobago8.00%92.00%1,399,488
Paraguay8.00%92.00%7,132,538
United Arab Emirates8.00%91.00%9,890,402
Palestine7.00%93.00%5,101,414
Benin7.00%93.00%12,123,200
Madagascar7.00%93.00%27,691,018
Sudan7.00%93.00%43,849,260
Uganda7.00%93.00%45,741,007
Kuwait6.00%91.00%4,270,571
Central African Republic6.00%94.00%4,829,767
Liberia6.00%94.00%5,057,681
Nepal6.00%93.00%29,136,808
Kenya6.00%94.00%53,771,296
Pakistan6.00%92.00%220,892,340
Republic Of The Congo5.00%95.00%5,518,087
Tunisia5.00%93.00%11,818,619
Rwanda5.00%95.00%12,952,218
Chad5.00%95.00%16,425,864
Zambia5.00%95.00%18,383,955
Ghana5.00%95.00%31,072,940
Dr Congo5.00%94.00%89,561,403
Bahrain4.00%94.00%1,701,575
Qatar4.00%95.00%2,881,053
Jordan4.00%96.00%10,203,134
Senegal4.00%96.00%16,743,927
Cameroon4.00%96.00%26,545,863
Saudi Arabia4.00%93.00%34,813,871
Algeria4.00%95.00%43,851,044
Philippines4.00%96.00%109,581,078
Laos3.00%97.00%7,275,560
Guinea3.00%97.00%13,132,795
Cambodia3.00%96.00%16,718,965
Mali3.00%95.00%20,250,833
Malaysia3.00%96.00%32,365,999
Afghanistan3.00%97.00%38,928,346
Myanmar3.00%97.00%54,409,800
Nigeria3.00%96.00%206,139,589
Comoros2.00%97.00%869,601
Djibouti2.00%98.00%988,000
Mauritania2.00%98.00%4,649,658
Burundi2.00%98.00%11,890,784
Morocco2.00%97.00%36,910,560
Thailand2.00%97.00%69,799,978
Egypt2.00%97.00%102,334,404
Malawi1.00%99.00%19,129,952
Sri Lanka1.00%99.00%21,413,249
Yemen1.00%99.00%29,825,964
Indonesia1.00%99.00%273,523,615
Somalia0.00%100.00%15,893,222
Niger0.00%100.00%24,206,644
Ethiopia0.00%100.00%114,963,588
Bangladesh0.00%100.00%164,689,383