Religiosity worldwide (map)

People often talk about how religious a country the United States is, and compared to many European countries this is the case. ┬áThe map below, based on Gallup data collected from 2006-2008, however, shows that there’s considerable variation in religiosity worldwide. ┬áThere are interesting patterns by wealth, type of religion, and continent.


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    How should religiosity be defined?

    A lot of the “most religious” countries are where religion is closely tied to the political structure. People who are citizens or born into such a country are often automatically considered “highly religious”. Their religious practice may only consist of being a citizen, and not outwardly denouncing their religion (often considered tantamount to treason).