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Research Reveals Which Countries Believe in God Most, Least

Teresa Neumann : May 8, 2012 : Jeff Schapiro – The Christian Post

Study found Japanese people who travel to U.S. Or Australia are more likely to become Christians while abroad.

Samuel the street preacher(Chicago, IL)—The National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago has revealed which countries, out of 30 non-Middle East countries polled, have the most, and the least, belief in God. (Photo by: Josh Meltzer/Roanoke Times)

According to a report in the Christian Post, the Philippines ranks highest with 84% of the population saying they "know God really exists, and have no doubts about it."

Atheism, it reported, is highest in former East Germany with ex-Socialist states in northwest Europe ranking high as well.

The U.S., as well as Israel and Orthodox Cyprus, were ranked along with Catholic societies as countries with "low atheism" and "high strong belief" population rates.

Interestingly, in Japan, only nine percent of the population said they don't believe in God, yet only four percent said they know God exists.

The Japanese are "actually spiritual people," said Richard Chuman, executive director of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society. "They're not religious people, but they're spiritual people," and Japanese people who travel to the U.S. or Australia are more likely to become Christians while abroad.



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