Practice of Christianity in Western Europe 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of people who practice Christianity in selected Western European countries compared with non-practicing Christians and people of other religious affiliations in 2017. Italy has the highest proportion of Christians who attend Church with 40 percent of respondents advising they are practicing Christians. Of Finnish respondents, 68 percent advised they are non-practicing Christians, while only 9 percent were church-attending Christians.

Distribution of people who practice Christianity in selected Western European countries in 2017

Chruch-attending ChristiansNon-practicing ChristiansReligiously unaffiliatedOther religion / don't know
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

April to August, 2017

Number of respondents

24,599 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Resident in Western Europe

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source added the following information: Church-attending Christians are defined as those who say they attend church at least monthly. Non-practicing Christians are defined as those who attend less often. Other religion/don’t know/ref. are mostly Muslim respondents. General population surveys in Western Europe may not fully capture the size of minority populations, such as Muslims. Therefore, these figures may differ from previously published demographic estimates. Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.

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