The prestigious UK news site, The Telegraph, is covering the WIN/Gallup International End of Year Survey 3rd Press release exploring the religious beliefs of 63,898 people from 65 countries across the globe.
Mapped: These are the world's most religious countries
The UK is one of the least religious countries in the world, according to a new study, but two thirds of the global population consider themselves to be religious. Click on the map to find out which countries are the most religious
By Raziye Akkoc
Across the world, two thirds of citizens believe they are a religious person but the UK is one of the least religious countries in the world, according to a new study.
Only 30 per cent of British people said they were religious compared with 53 per cent who said they were not a religious person. But only a small amount of Britons believed they were convinced atheists - 13 per cent.
The survey by WIN/Gallup International involved speaking face-to-face, on the telephone or online with nearly 64,000 people in 65 countries. In the map above, readers can click on each country and find out the results of the survey for each nation.
The most religious country was Thailand where 94 per cent of respondents said they were a religious person. Only one per cent said they were a convinced atheist.
Here are some of the other findings...
Young people are more religious than older adults
The findings showed that religion - far from heading towards a decline - was on course to thrive after two thirds of adults aged up to 34 considered themselves faithful.
The average for all other age groups was 60 per cent.
Jean-Marc Leger, president of WIN/Gallup International Association, said the survey showed the continued dominance of religion.
[W]e see that the total number of people who consider themselves to be religious is actually relatively high. Furthermore, with the trend of an increasingly religious youth globally, we can assume that the number of people who consider themselves religious will only continue to increase."
Religious people are a majority in all educational levels...
But 80 per cent of those with no education said they were religious compared with 60 per cent of secondary school and university-educated individuals.
The majority of the world's continents identify themselves as religious
The survey found that the majority of continents consider themselves to be a religious individual, except Australasia and Western Europe where 44 and 43 per cent of individuals said they were religious.
The survey comes after the Pew Research Centre said last month that Islam would be the dominant religion globally in 2100.
In their study of the religious landscape in 2050, the researchers also said atheism would decline in 35 years across the world except in the West.