Global share of people who believe in God or a supreme being, by country, as of 2010

Faith worldwide, by country This statistic shows the results of a global survey on faith in God or a supreme being. The survey was conducted in 23 countries in September 2010. 70 percent of respondents in the United States stated they believe in God or a higher being.
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Percentage of respondents
Indonesia93%
Turkey91%
Brazil84%
South Africa83%
Mexico78%
USA70%
Argentina62%
Russia56%
India56%
Poland51%
Italy50%
Canada46%
Overall45%
Hungary29%
Australia29%
Spain28%
Germany27%
Great Britain25%
Belgium20%
France19%
Sweden18%
South Korea18%
China9%
Japan4%
Percentage of respondents
Indonesia93%
Turkey91%
Brazil84%
South Africa83%
Mexico78%
USA70%
Argentina62%
Russia56%
India56%
Poland51%
Italy50%
Canada46%
Overall45%
Hungary29%
Australia29%
Spain28%
Germany27%
Great Britain25%
Belgium20%
France19%
Sweden18%
South Korea18%
China9%
Japan4%
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This statistic shows the results of a global survey on faith in God or a supreme being. The survey was conducted in 23 countries in September 2010. 70 percent of respondents in the United States stated they believe in God or a higher being.
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Release date
May 2011
In cooperation with:
Ipsos
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
September 7 to September 23, 2010
Number of respondents
18,531 respondents
Age group
16-64 years (USA and Canada 18 to 64 years)
Supplementary notes
For this survey, approximately 1,000 people were asked per country, except for Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Russia and Turkey with 500 polled persons each.

The source does not provide information on the type of survey.
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