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Religion in Europe

A survey by Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German foundation, found that Europeans “are much more religious than is often assumed.”

The survey questioned 21,000 people from 21 countries, finding that 74 percent described themselves as “religious” and 27 percent said they didn’t belong to any church.

More than 90 percent said all religions contained “some seed of truth,” and more than half said their faith was independent of political views or sexual behavior.

While 90 percent of Poles attend weekly or irregular worship, only 45 percent of French and 44 percent of Germans did so.


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