What is the Most Believing Country?

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

A new study from the the University of Chicago looks at how people in differ- ent countries believe—or don’t believe—in God. The survey measured believe in theism (a basic belief in God), not any particular religious belief.

The study found that the most religious nation in the world is the Philippines. Specifically, 83.6 percent of people in the Philippines say they “know God really exists” and “have no doubts about it.” And 93.5 percent of Filipinos say they “believe in God now and always have.”

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