World: Religiosity (II) – Belief in God

The question “Do you believe in God” was asked in World Values Survey (WVS).

1. In World Values Survey, the participants in the selected countries will answer the question in basically 2 categorical answers: Yes or No. The year the surveys in each country were conducted during year 1998-2002.

98.8% of South African say yes, they believe in God, while followed by Mexico 98.0%, Portugese 96.4%, United States and Ireland 95.7%. Ex-communist country Czech Rep. has the lowest number of people said they believe in God. People in Japan, Sweden, Netherlands and France also are least likely to believe in God.

And compare it to the selected Asia countries:

In Asia, the people in Islamic countries like Egypt, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are overwhelmingly professed that they believe in God. Vietnam being a communist country, only 18.8% of Vietnamese believe in God.  

The scatter-plot below here shows the correlation between the percentage of people say they belief in God vs How is God important in your life (mean score of scale 1-10, 10 being very important) in OECD countries:


  1. World Values Survey


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