Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

“Sunday Sermon” “Fun Facts”

The Rise of Modern Atheism

Recently, atheism has been growing at its fastest rate in western culture. Leaders of the New Atheist Movement include the popular “Four Horsemen,” Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. They zealously and persuasively promote atheism on social media, books, articles, podcasts, and college lectures. They are especially effective among young adults, including Latter-day Saints.

25 Least Religious Countries – Population identified as atheists

  1. China 91%
  2. Japan 86%
  3. Sweden 78%
  4. Czech Republic 75%
  5. United Kingdom 72%
  6. Belgium 72%
  7. Estonia 72%
  8. Australia 70%
  9. Norway 70%
  10. Denmark 68%
  11. Vietnam 67%
  12. Germany 66%
  13. Hong Kong 66%
  14. South Korea 65%
  15. Azerbaijan 35%
  16. Spain 63%
  17. Canada 63%
  18. Finland 62%
  19. Latvia 62%
  20. Israel 61%
  21. Ireland 60%
  22. Austria 59%
  23. Slovenia 59%
  24. France 55%
  25. Iceland 54%

I was surprised to see Israel and Ireland in the top 25. Note: the high number of European and developed countries. The United States is an exception; only 9% say they “Do not believe in God.”

25 Most Religious CountriesPopulation identified as religious

  1. Bangladesh 99%
  2. Ethiopia 99%
  3. Indonesia 99%
  4. Malawi 99%
  5. Niger 99%
  6. Sri Lanka 99%
  7. Yemen 99%
  8. Burundi 98%
  9. Djibouti 98%
  10. Mauritania 98%
  11. Somalia 98%
  12. Afghanistan 97%
  13. Comoros 97%
  14. Egypt 97%
  15. Guinea 97%
  16. Laos 97%
  17. Morocco 97%
  18. Myanmar 97%
  19. Thailand 97%
  20. Cambodia 96%
  21. Cameroon 96%
  22. Jordan 96%
  23. Malaysia 96%
  24. Nigeria 96%
  25. Philippines 96%

Note: the high number of African, Eastern, and undeveloped countries. In contrast, 90% of Americans identify as religious.

Studies also show that the more formal education a person receives, the less religious they become. The exception to this trend are the Latter-day Saints, who become more religious with increased formal education.

(Sources: “Demographics of Atheism,” “Atheism in the United States,” “Religion in the United States,” Wikipedia; “Most Atheist Countries 2022,”  World Population Review; “Most Religious Countries in the World,” World Atlas)

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See my 7 part series on: “Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism”
#1 Introduction and Overview
#2 Divine Miracles and Heavenly Blessings
#3 Prophetic Revelation, Scripture, Prophecy
#4 Personal Revelation
#5 Complex and Awesome Universe
#6 Complex and Amazing Human Body
#7 Beyond Mere Physical Reality ; Love, Self-Awareness, Free Will, Conscience, Morality

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