Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-12-2017, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
2,205 posts, read 3,333,676 times
Reputation: 2148

Advertisements

There are some more religious countries in Europe, such as Spain or Italy (or Poloand which isnt Western Europe though), but on average, North Amerca is more religious.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-12-2017, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Estonia
1,704 posts, read 1,837,996 times
Reputation: 2293
For now it's North America, but Islam is growing in WE.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Brussels
502 posts, read 655,295 times
Reputation: 705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas Dakota View Post
There are some more religious countries in Europe, such as Spain or Italy (or Poloand which isnt Western Europe though), but on average, North Amerca is more religious.
you would be surprised to see how non-religious Spain is compared to Italy or Poland. And those two are almost non-religious compared to North America.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2017, 06:28 AM
 
2,661 posts, read 5,471,368 times
Reputation: 2608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whocares386 View Post
Is UK religious too ? I heard especially Republic of Ireland has a quite religious society in it. (I know Ireland is not part of United Kingdom.)
Ireland used to be religious but not anymore. The Irish were losing their religion faster than any Western country back in 2012.

We're losing our faith faster than most countries as only 47pc say they are religious - Independent.ie

And more recent. "Statistics from the 2016 Census revealed that only 78% of the population is Catholic compared with 84% in 2011 and 92% in 1991."

Ireland losing faith as figures show 14% drop in Catholicism - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Even Irish that attend church are not strident about it.

I don't think any West European countries are particularly religious now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2017, 06:55 AM
 
1,473 posts, read 1,329,467 times
Reputation: 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by kikebxl View Post
you would be surprised to see how non-religious Spain is compared to Italy or Poland. And those two are almost non-religious compared to North America.



People are Catholic/Christian as a cultural tag since almost all western european culture is based on religion, but not religious. People love Gregorian Chants and Barroque, etc, but just as art, identity.

Not "religare", does not bound people anymore. Catholic church created western Europe out of cinders of the old world. So people are Christian as dogs have four legs.

Americans, on the other hand, take religion seriously, they respect religion, churches are packed on Sunday. In Europe, there are many people thant don't respect religion because religion has not respected people during centuries, but no hard feelings at all.

When anarchists started to burn churches and altars during the Civil War in Spain, 1936, the republican president, which was rabidly anticlerical told them..."you are a bunch of criminals because you are burning our legacy".

Last edited by karstic; 04-12-2017 at 07:05 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Macao
16,259 posts, read 43,201,108 times
Reputation: 10258
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
My first instinct was to say this is a question with a very obvious answer if you look strictly at statistics of self-reported beliefs and church registration, etc.
I was thinking the same thing...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:09 AM
 
1,473 posts, read 1,329,467 times
Reputation: 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bernie20 View Post
Ireland used to be religious but not anymore. The Irish were losing their religion faster than any Western country back in 2012.

We're losing our faith faster than most countries as only 47pc say they are religious - Independent.ie

And more recent. "Statistics from the 2016 Census revealed that only 78% of the population is Catholic compared with 84% in 2011 and 92% in 1991."

Ireland losing faith as figures show 14% drop in Catholicism - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Even Irish that attend church are not strident about it.

I don't think any West European countries are particularly religious now.


Andorra...they are governed six months by the president of France and six months by the Bishop of La Seo, which is the bishopry..they banned pornography, marihuana smokers end up in jail, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2017, 04:06 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
984 posts, read 1,315,210 times
Reputation: 1455
Western Europe is considerably less religious than the US. More importantly Americans are far more believing, evangelical, and hold a LOT of sway in politics and social policy than in the Europe.

Canada is far less religious than the US and religious views have no effect on politics or social policy in the slightest. In fact to bring up religious beliefs in political discourse is a one-way ticket to political suicide......Canadians are genuinely horrified at the idea of any religious belief having impact on government policy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2017, 05:39 AM
 
1,473 posts, read 1,329,467 times
Reputation: 549
In Western Europe is not in fashion to be religious,but it does not mean that Catholicism holds an enormous and silent power capable of turning down elections and candidates...without the need to resort to mumble jumbo. The main party here, PP, is Catholic, but sectarians are kept under lid.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
1,736 posts, read 2,527,393 times
Reputation: 1340
Quote:
Originally Posted by karstic View Post
In Western Europe is not in fashion to be religious,but it does not mean that Catholicism holds an enormous and silent power capable of turning down elections and candidates...without the need to resort to mumble jumbo. The main party here, PP, is Catholic, but sectarians are kept under lid.
Ironically, I think that Catholicism began to lose its influence since the Second Vatican Council. It appear to lose some distinctive elements such as the masses in latin and the priest prayng towards the altar, and not to the people. Pope John XXIII and Paul VI tried to make the church "closer to the people", but - for a non-obvius reason, maybe just coincidence - people began to leave it.

It's not a purely European phenomenon. Brazil, once proud of being the largest catholic nation worldwide, has only just 64% of adherents today. The difference is that Europeans are migrating towards secularism, and brazilians towards pentecostal churches.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top