Poll: Worldwide Majority Say Belief In God Essential To Morality


WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations.

A new survey of 40 countries from the Pew Research Center finds that in more than half of the nations polled on their belief in God – 22 of 40 – clear majorities say it is necessary to believe in God in order to be a moral person living by good values. Countries in Africa and the Middle East showed numerous countries hovering at or above the 90th percentile for people who see a belief in God as essential to morality.

The Pew survey of more than 40,000 people across 40 countries from 2011 and 2013 finds that people in wealthier nations see less of a connection between morality and a belief in God.



The wealthier countries have money to worship as a god. Therefore, many of them worship money.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.


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