Roles of Religion

Have a little faith: The places where religion matters most

Indian businessmen pray in front of their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave - RC1977653C60

80% of Indians consider religion very important in their lives. Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave

Niall McCarthy
Data Journalist, Statista
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Roles of Religion

Around the world, which nationalities place the most importance on religion in their daily lives? Pew's Global Attitudes Survey revealed that almost all Ethiopian and Indonesians consider religion very important. The survey found that religion is generally more important to people in poorer countries than richer ones. Americans are firmly in the middle of the pack with just over half (53 percent) considering religion an important aspect of their lives.

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