Poll: 84% of Macedonians are religious, 88% believe in God

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Eighty-four percent of the population in Macedonia is religious, 10 percent is not religious and one percent identify as atheist. Even 88 percent of the Macedonians believe in God, 6 percent do not believe and 6 percent do not know whether they believe or have no answer at the poll conducted by Brima Gallup at a representative sample of 1.210 respondents aged 15 and older.

WIN/Gallup International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, released its latest data exploring the religious beliefs from 68 countries across the globe.

The 40th annual poll reveals that from the neighbouring countries respondents from Kosovo are the most religious (94%), followed by Serbia (75%), Greece (73%), Albania (56%) and Bulgaria (51%). 100% of the respondents from Kosovo believe in God, followed by Albania (80%), Serbia (75%), Greece (75%) and Bulgaria (58%).

The poll which involved 66.541 across the globe, 62% claimed to be believers, 74% believe that man has soul, 71% believe in God, 56% believe in Heaven, 54% believe the soul survives after death, and 49% believe in Hell.

Poll shows that most religious countries are Thailand (98%) and Nigeria (97%) followed by Kosovo, India, Ghana, Papua Guinea and Ivory Coast (94%). In addition China is the least religious country, almost seven out of ten respondents is atheist, and 23% consider themselves not religious.

This poll was conducted between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 2016.