Religion in Europe

The most considerable religion in Europe is Christianity, divided into three large numbers of denominations (Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism). Catholics are the largest Christian group in Europe.

Three nations in Southeastern Europe have Muslim majorities (Turkey, Albany, Kosovo).

Religion in Europe

The religion of European heads of government

Religion of European heads of government
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Religion in Europe (percent of the population)

  1. Christianity – 76.2
  2. Unaffiliated – 18.8
  3. Islam – 6
  4. Hinduism – 0.2
  5. Judaism – 0.2
  6. Buddhism – 0.2

Islam is the second-largest by the number of followers religion in most European countries.

Which religion is the second largest (by the number of followers) in European countries?

ich religion is the second largest (by the number of followers) in European countries?

The principality of Monaco is the only country where the second largest religion is Judaism. Turkey is a real country of one religion. Orthodox (the second “largest” religion) is less than 1% here.

European nations have undergone a drop in church attendance. A suitable example of the continuing trend is Sweden, where religiosity had fallen from 83 percent in 2000 to 73 percent by 2008 and then to 56 percent by 2018.

The map below shows the percentage of atheists in Europe.

Share of atheists or not religious people

Share of atheists or not religious people

According to a 2019 Eurostat, 27% of European Union residents don’t believe there is any spirit, God, or life force, and results broadly fluctuated among different nations.

Most religious European countries (% who are highly religious)

  1. Romania 55%
  2. Armenia – 51%
  3. Georgia – 50%
  4. Greece – 49%
  5. Moldova – 47%
  6. Bosnia – 46%
  7. Croatia – 44%
  8. Poland – 40%
  9. Portugal – 37%
  10. Serbia – 32%
  11. Ukraine – 31%
  12. Slovakia – 29%
  13. Belarus – 27%
  14. Italy – 27%
  15. Ireland – 24%
  16. Lithuania – 21%
  17. Spain – 21%
  18. Bulgaria – 18%
  19. Netherlands – 18%
  20. Hungary – 17%
  21. Norway – 17%
  22. Russia – 17%
  23. Latvia – 15%
  24. Austria – 14%
  25. Finland – 13%
  26. France – 12%
  27. Germany – 12%
  28. Switzerland – 12%
  29. United Kingdom – 11%
  30. Belgium – 10%
  31. Sweden – 10%
  32. Czech Republic – 8%
  33. Denmark – 8%
  34. Estonia – 7%
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