Around 64% to 84% of Hong Kong residents do not believe in any religion. This is a substantially greater proportion than in the majority of other countries throughout the world. The reasons for this are numerous and complex, but several historical causes have had a role.Hong Kong has always been a global and cosmopolitan city. Even before the British colonised it, it was a hub of trade and commerce, with people travelling from all across Asia to do business. This diversity of cultures and beliefs has persisted throughout its history, and it is possible that this has contributed to the high percentage of non-religious people.Furthermore, Hong Kong has always been a highly practical place. People in this area are frequently more concerned with earning a living and providing for their family than with religious convictions. This practicality may also explain why so few people connect with a religion.Whatever the reasons, it is apparent that religion is not a central element of many Hong Kong residents’ lives. This secularism is likely to have contributed to the city’s success as a worldwide financial centre, as well as its reputation as a place where people of diverse backgrounds can live and work together.