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In countries where there is no state religion, one sometimes hears the argument that a state religion makes people less religious, not more. The results of a new survey can raise some questions about that assumption.
Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union
PRAVMIR. June 20, 2014. A pan-European survey conducted by the Department of Social Research in nineteen European Union countries recognized Greeks to be the most religious people in the EU.
The results of the survey were published in a Guide to Mount Athos with reference to the newspaper «ΕλεύθεροςΤύπος».
75% of Greeks call themselves religious, and 46.2% said that they pray regularly. The corresponding figures for Catholic and especially Protestant countries are much lower. In countries with a predominance of citizens who are Catholic, 25.4% pray regularly, while in countries with Protestant citizens, 17.9% of the population pray regularly.
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