When it comes to religion in the United States, we’re all familiar with the list of countries with more than 100 percent of the world’s Muslims.
But where do we rank when it comes, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, countries that are the most secular?
While this list may not be the most comprehensive, it’s a good starting point for a general discussion about the state of the United State and the world at large.
What does the world look like without religion?
The first step in finding a more accurate picture of religious life in the US is to identify the countries with the lowest percentage of Americans who describe themselves as religious.
To do this, Pew asked 1,000 people in every country in the European Union and North America to fill out a survey.
(The data for the United Kingdom was pulled from the 2011 census, which does not include Muslim-majority countries like France and Germany.)
The results were then aggregated to identify countries with religious majorities, and then ranked.
For the study, Pew defined “religion” as the belief that God exists and that God created humans, including Adam and Eve and Jesus.
Countries that had a high percentage of nonbelievers included France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Portugal.
Countries with a low percentage of people who described themselves as nonreligious included the United Kingdoms, the Ottoman Empire, Russia, and China.
While the United Nations estimates that there are 1.3 billion Muslims in the entire world, Pew estimates that as of 2011, the population of non-Muslim countries is about 2.5 billion.
Countries are counted as “religious” if their population is at least 1.1 billion.
This means that if all Muslims lived in the U.S., they’d be considered religious.
But there’s a catch.
The report notes that some of the countries on the list are small, so the data only counts countries with populations of 100,000 or more.
The rest of the country-by-country rankings are based on the number of religious adherents, or adherents per capita.
Countries like Russia and China, for example, have the highest number of adherents per person, at nearly 3 million.
The remaining countries are not included on the world list.
In total, there are 882 countries on Pew’s list, including the United Republic of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, and Nigeria.
Pew also included five African countries in its list of “Religiously Unaffiliated Countries.”
These countries have a small number of people that are religiously unaffiliated, which means they don’t count toward the world total.
Still, Pew notes that the majority of the population in these countries is religiously unafflicted.
While some of these countries, such as the Democratic Democratic Republic and Bangladesh, are less religious than the rest of Europe and North Africa, Pew found that the overall population in those countries is significantly more religiously unaffmitted.
While these countries have the largest number of religiously unaffished people in the study (4.7 million and 3.5 million respectively), they also have the smallest percentage of believers.
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