Pakistan Second Most Religious Country in the World: Report

Pakistan has been ranked as the most religious country in Asia with 94% of the people thinking that religion is very important in their lives as per the report published by the Pew Research Center. Pakistan is among the most religious countries worldwide, with Ethiopia topping the charts with 98%.

The report found that religion holds great significance in South Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

Russia has a 16% population which is religious, Australia 18%, Canada 27%, United States 53% and Brazil 75%. The European nations are far less religious with Sweden and the UK among the least religious countries on the planet.

importance of religion in different countries

Top 5 Religious Countries

India also among those countries where people (80%) think religion is extremely important in their lives.

  1. Ethiopia 98%
  2. Pakistan 94%
  3. Indonesia 93%
  4. Honduras 90%
  5. Nigeria 88%

5 Least Religious Countries

China is the world’s least religious country with only 3% believing that religion plays a key role in their lives.

Here are the 5 countries which don’t pay much heed to religion:

  1. China 3%
  2. The United Kingdom 10%
  3. Japan 10%
  4. Sweden 10%
  5. France 11%

A significant finding of the report suggests that the countries whose populations are increasing rapidly are highly religious, while those which have controlled their population rise are among the least religious.

Another revelation it made was that the younger adults tend to be less religious than older people which points to the fact that the world is becoming less religious over time.

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Via Pew Forum

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    • i’m guessing pew didn’t get permission to conduct a survey there. that’s why they shouldn’t claim that it’s a worldwide survey.

    • i’m guessing pew didn’t get permission to conduct a survey there. that’s why they shouldn’t claim that it’s a worldwide survey.

  • and still we are the most ill mannered nation in the world which proves that our religion is not more than a mere ritual.

    • being ill mannered is the least of your faults. being liars, cheats and thieves is the biggest problem among Pakistanis.

    • being ill mannered is the least of your faults. being liars, cheats and thieves is the biggest problem among Pakistanis.

  • Not the whole world. Just the countries they surveyed. As you can see from the map they didn’t survey the cradle of islamic extremism i.e. the middle east. Significant portions of the African continent have also been ignored.

  • Not the whole world. Just the countries they surveyed. As you can see from the map they didn’t survey the cradle of islamic extremism i.e. the middle east. Significant portions of the African continent have also been ignored.

  • It might be true for prayers and Huqooqullah but for Huqooqul Ibad, Pakistan must be ranking at the bottom.

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