Years of education received by the religiously unaffiliated worldwide, by region 2016

This statistic shows the average number of years of formal education received by religiously unaffiliated adults across the different world regions, as of 2016. As of 2016, the average such adult in North America had 13.2 years of schooling in comparison to 4.6 years for those in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Average number of years of schooling worldwide for religiously unaffiliated adults, by world region in 2016

Number of years of formal education
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Release date

December 2016



Survey time period


Age group

25 years and older

Supplementary notes

No data available on unaffiliated people in the Middle East-North Africa region.

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