Faith worldwide, by country

This statistic shows the results of a global survey on faith in God or a supreme being. The survey was conducted in 23 countries in September 2010. 70 percent of respondents in the United States stated they believe in God or a higher being.

Global share of people who believe in God or a supreme being, by country, as of 2010

Percentage of respondents
Indonesia93%
Turkey91%
Brazil84%
South Africa83%
Mexico78%
USA70%
Argentina62%
Russia56%
India56%
Poland51%
Italy50%
Canada46%
Overall45%
Hungary29%
Australia29%
Spain28%
Germany27%
Great Britain25%
Belgium20%
France19%
Sweden18%
South Korea18%
China9%
Japan4%
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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

May 2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 7 to September 23, 2010

Number of respondents

18,531 respondents

Age group

16-64 years (USA and Canada 18 to 64 years)

Supplementary notes

For this survey, approximately 1,000 people were asked per country, except for Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Russia and Turkey with 500 polled persons each.

The source does not provide information on the type of survey.

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