Thailand, the most religious country in the world – survey

Buddhist Monks Praying at Wedding Ceremony

According to the WIN/Gallup International poll for 2016, published in mid 2017, 62 per cent of people on earth define themselves as religious.

The study surveyed citizens of 68 countries.

In addition, many people held religious beliefs without necessarily defining themselves as being religious. These beliefs included:

  • Souls (74 per cent)

  • Life after death (54 per cent)

  • Heaven (56 per cent)

  • Hell (49 per cent)

Participants were asked “Independently of whether you go to a place of worship or not, would you say you are…”

  • A religious person

  • Not a religious person

  • A convinced atheist

  • Do not know/no response

The nature of the question is worth noting, as for instance Norway has a high church attendance rate, despite the relatively high proportion of convinced atheists.

Explaining the double-think required, is another matter.

Convinced atheists



China had 67 per cent ‘convinced atheists’, followed by Hong Kong on 30 percent, and Japan on 29.

Most religious countries are Thailand (98 per cent) and Nigeria (97). The least religious by these standards were China where 23 per cent of people define themselves as ‘non religious’.

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Agnosticism was also alive an well in Japan, with 26 per cent answering ‘Don’t know’.

Fiji, Thailand, and Azerbaijan had 0 percent agnostics.

In the UK, 58 per cent described themselves as ‘non religious’, and 11 per cent were ‘convinced atheists’. Only 27 per cent thought of themselves as ‘religious’.

More – Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people, according to a US study.

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  • Fake News Fake Religion Fake Monks

  • What about Vatican City?

  • What utter Bullshit, Fakes all of them

    • My gf would pray in bed with that phony crap and then slip my ATM card outta my wallet, and cheating OMB

    • Lol good gf you found mines had my ATM card for 2 years never once taken money without asking

    • Mine has

  • Yeah if you think that going to a temple half drunk for a few prayers and then acting like a dick is normal….

  • This is a survey based on opinion. Just because the country is supposed to be Buddhist, Islamic, Christian or whatever, doesn’t make the people actually part of that religion. Because religion is according to doctrines. Those doctrines are written and it’s really black and white. Either you follow the doctrines of that religion or you don’t. There is no middle ground to whatever is most comfortable for one person. And besides how many people that you know say they are “religious”, but their actions show something else. It’s all shit.

  • yeah, maybe, but also the most hypocritical

  • Yeah! how about protitution survey, could u rate it?

  • Been to Samoa? Get your facts right!