20. [13], The 2010 Eurobarometer survey[2] found that, on average, 51% of the citizens of EU member states state that they "believe there is a God", 26% "believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" while 20% "don't believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force". Poland also made the top ten, as did Portugal. [2] [74], During the Enlightenment, Deism became influential especially in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom Census 2001, 300 people registered as Heathen in England and Wales. The Pew survey was conducted between 2015 and 2017 with the participation of nearly 56,000 adults in 34 countries. Some Swiss villages even have their religion as well as the village name written on the signs at their entrances. (*) 13% of respondents in Hungary identify as Presbyterian. [11][12], During 2007–2008, a Gallup poll asked in several countries the question "Does religion occupy an important place in your life?" 30. (**) Identified with answers "don't know/refused" are not shown. 9. In Denmark Forn Siðr was formed in 1999, and was officially recognized in 2003[90] The Norwegian Åsatrufellesskapet Bifrost (Esetroth Fellowship Bifrost) was formed in 1996; as of 2011, the fellowship has some 300 members. Brazil is not only the largest country in South America, it is also home of the … The notion of "Europe" and the "Western World" has been intimately connected with the concept of "Christendom", and many even consider Christianity as the unifying belief that created a European identity,[4] especially since Christianity in the Middle East was marginalized by the rise of Islam from the 8th century. [85] The 2010 Eurobarometer survey found that on total average, of the EU28 population, 51% "believe there is a God", 26% "believe there is some sort of spirit or life force", and 20% "don't believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force". CEOWORLD magazine > The Latest > CEO Insider > These Are The Most (And Least) Religious Countries In Europe, PEW Study. In our list below, we provide an overview of the c… And the lowest level of religious commitment was recorded in Estonia (7%), Denmark (8%), and the Czech Republic (8%). According to the WIN/Gallup International Poll, the most cited study on religious involvement worldwide, there are many countries worldwide where at least 90% of residents identify as being religious. [74] In the 2011 census, 1,958 people self-identified as Heathen in England and Wales. They are included in the "other" [106], Hinduism mainly among Indian immigrants. Much the same applies in Germany with the Evangelical Church and the Roman Catholic Church, and the Jewish community. 10. [18], Belief "There is a God" per country based on Eurobarometer 2005 survey, Belief "there is some sort of spirit or life force" per country based on Eurobarometer 2005 survey, No belief in "any sort of spirit, God or life force" per country based on Eurobarometer 2005 survey, Belief "there is a God" per country based on Eurobarometer 2010 survey, Belief "there is some sort of spirit or life force" per country based on Eurobarometer 2010 survey, No belief in "any sort of spirit, God or life force" per country based on Eurobarometer 2010 survey. 7. The table and map below shows percentage of people who answered "Yes" to the question. Have you ever heard the saying “The eyes are the windows to the soul”? 25. Slovakia: 29% 13. 15. 26. [3] According to the same Survey the Religiously Unaffiliated make up the majority of the population in only two European countries: Czech Republic (76%) and Estonia (60%). Despite this, traditions of folk religion continued at all times, largely independent from institutional religion or dogmatic theology. Mauritania - 98%. There are numerous minor Protestant movements, including various Evangelical congregations. Malawi - 99%. Methodology. ", Church attendance faces decline almost everywhere, "Svenska kyrkans medlemsutveckling år 1972–2008", "Special Eurobarometer: Social values, Science and Technology", "Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations", "Tot mai mulţi români "sţau lepadat" de Dumnezeu. Estonia: 7%, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10001, United States. Nineteenth-century Orientalism contributed to a certain popularity of Hinduism and Buddhism, and the 20th century brought increasing syncretism, New Age, and various new religious movements divorcing spirituality from inherited traditions for many Europeans. The Eurobarometer survey must be taken with caution, however, as there are discrepancies between it and national census results. Spain: 21% 26. [25], Starting in the 1890s Europeans began to convert to the religion. Poland: 40% 9. In 1910 Bahá'u'lláh's son and appointed successor, 'Abdu'l-Bahá embarked on a three-year journey to including Europe and North America[26] and then wrote a series of letters that were compiled together in the book titled Tablets of the Divine Plan which included mention of the need to spread the religion in Europe following the war. 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