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Attitudes Toward Religion by Country

A new global study by Gallup revealed that 59% of people in the world say that religion plays a positive role in society. The study surveyed 66,806 individuals representing 77% of the global population.


The regions with the highest net positive views toward religion are Africa (65%), the Americas (54%) and MENA (50%). The country with the highest view toward religion is Indonesia, at 95%.

Of the nine countries where religion had a negative influence, six are in Western Europe. Worldwide, the most negative views toward religion were found in Lebanon at -43%.

Jean-Marc Leger, President of WIN/Gallup International, said: “Over half of the world still believes that religion plays a positive role in their country.  Having said that, it is interesting to note that Western Europe bucks this trend considerably.”


What are your observations to this study?


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