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?