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10 Countries With the Biggest Generation Gap on Religion

Newser — Janet Cromley

Is there a generation gap when it comes to religious belief? A new study by Pew Research Center surveyed religious beliefs in 106 countries over the last decade and found that in 46 of them, individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 were less religious than those 40 and over.

The only two countries where people under 40 were more likely than their elders to say that religion is “very important” in their lives were Ghana and the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

The age gap occurs “in developing countries as well as advanced industrial countries, in Muslim-majority nations as well as predominantly Christian states, and in societies that are, overall, highly religious as well as those that are comparatively secular,” says the report.

The 10 countries with the biggest generation gap in religious belief, per the Guardian:

  1. Poland
  2. Greece
  3. China
  4. Romania
  5. Portugal
  6. Lebanon
  7. Lithuania
  8. US
  9. Mexico
  10. Paraguay
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