Cyprus occupies the number one spot.
As Maltese society witnesses massive changes to its culture, traditions, and habits, one aspect remains virtually unaffected – our relationship with religion.
The latest Eurobarometer survey, which sought to learn more about the values and identities of EU citizens, found that Malta’s the fifth most religious country in the European Union.
As it turns out, 58 per cent of Maltese people regard religion as ‘important’ whilst 21 per cent regard it as ‘neither important nor not important’. A fifth of the Maltese population regard religion as ‘not important’ whilst the remaining one per cent did not know how to answer said question.
The only four EU countries that are more religious than Malta are Cyprus, Romania, Greece, and Bulgaria.
On the opposite end of the spectrum Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Czechia, and Estonia are the least religious country in the EU.
Only 16 per cent of Swedes consider religion to be ‘important’. A whopping two thirds of the Swedish population think religion is ‘not important’ whilst the remaining 17 per cent think it’s ‘neither important nor not important’.
On average, 36 per cent of the EU’s entire population considers religion to be ‘important’ and another 36 percent consider it to be ‘not important’.
The survey also found that the more educated one is, the less likely they are to value religion. 49 per cent of those who went to school until age 15 regard religion as ‘important’ whilst only 30 per cent of those who studied beyond the age of 20 share the same views.
Do you think religion is important?