Global poll on religion

Published by: Sinead Mooney

2014.04.17

A global poll by WIN Gallup International among 66,806 people has revealed that over half of the world’s residents believe religion plays a positive role in their country. Western Europe, in contrast, records significantly lower positivity than other regions.

On a global scale, the relationship between level education and level of positivity is inverse, with those educated to Master or PhD level 20% below the global net positivity figure.

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The story in Ireland is more reflective of the Western European mind state, despite the nation’s net positive figure being above that Western Europe. Just under half (46%) of Irish respondents believe religion plays a positive role in the country. On the other hand, over a third of those surveyed feel that religion has a negative impact within Ireland; this is 14% above the Global negativity figure. Higher than this again is the negativity score of those with no religious disposition, of whom 70% deem religion effects Ireland negatively.

Download the more detailed report outlining methodology, sample size and all results here:
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If you have any queries please contact Sinead Mooney, Deputy Managing Director at RED C Research ph:01-8186316.

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