China Leads World in Least Religious

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Written By Henry Dalziel

I've been living and working in Hong Kong since 2016 as an SEO Professional.

Only 14 percent of the people in China considers themselves to be religious, making it the least religious country in the world. After this comes Japan, then the Czech Republic, then Sweden, then Vietnam, then Australia, then France, then Hong Kong, and finally Austria.The three major faiths that have historically been practiced in China are Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Historically, China has been a mostly secular society. On the other hand, there has been a revival of religious belief in recent years, particularly among the younger population.There are many other factors that contribute to China’s status as the world’s least religious country. To begin, the Communist Party of China is officially an atheist organization that has a history of targeting and suppressing religious communities. Second, because China is such a diverse country, people there adhere to a wide variety of ideas and belief systems. As a result, the average Chinese citizen places less importance on religious practices. Last but not least, the rise of materialism in Chinese culture as a result of the country’s rapid economic development has played a part in the country’s shrinking religious population.
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