This map shows the importance of religion in different countries of the world.

Importance of religion in different countries
Image: Wikipedia

It’s based on a Gallup survey and counts the number of people in each country who said religion is an important part of their daily lives.

The most religious countries are found in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Gallup’s post about the survey points out that while on average the USA is less religious than many countries, ‘religiosity’ varies a lot between different states. So people from Alabama are as likely as Iranians to say religion is an important part of their lives.

And since everyone is talking about Iran this week, let’s also note that according to this poll Iranians are less religious than their secular neighbours in Turkey.

Another interesting chart shows belief in creationism in various countries (via Common Sense):

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.