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The French believe less and less in God

2021-09-23T08:52:10.281Z

In 2021, 51% of them say they do not believe they are believers, against 44% ten years earlier. Just over half (51%) of French people do not believe in God, according to an Ifop * poll for the Association of Information Journalists on Religions (Ajir) published Thursday. To the question "Do you personally believe in God?" , 51% of respondents answered “no” (compared to 44% in 2011 and 2004). 66% of the French believed in God in 1947, according to an Ifop poll at the time. In detail, the most



Just over half (51%) of French people do not believe in God, according to an Ifop * poll for the Association of Information Journalists on Religions (Ajir) published Thursday.

To the question

"Do you personally believe in God?"

, 51% of respondents answered “no” (compared to 44% in 2011 and 2004).

66% of the French believed in God in 1947, according to an Ifop poll at the time.

In detail, the most believers are among those 65 years and over (58%) then among the 18-34 years (48%).

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Has the Covid-19 epidemic brought them closer to a religious practice?

“No”

, say the interviewees, at 91%. Only 9% answer in the affirmative. Asked about the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in 2019, 79% replied that this event did not awaken in them any

"religious feeling"

or

"spiritual fiber"

. But 21% feel the opposite. Another lesson: the French speak less and less about religion in family: they are 38%, against 58% in November 2009. And only 29% speak about it with their friends (49% in 2009). The study is also interested in their opinion on Pope Francis; 41% think that he defends

the values ​​of Catholicism

"rather well"

, 44% that

he defendshe defends them

"neither good nor bad"

and 15%

"Rather bad"

.

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In addition, 68% of French people think that religions "can help to transmit to young people points of reference and positive values: respect for others, tolerance, generosity, responsibility".

They were 77% to think so in 2009. For 54% of the people questioned,

“all religions are equal”

(62% in 2007).

For 47% of French people,

“the message and values ​​of Christianity are still relevant today”

.

And for 47%,

“religions can make a positive contribution to major societal debates: bioethics, moralization of the economy, family”

(against 51% in 2009).

* The survey was conducted from August 24 to 25 with a sample of 1,028 people, representative of the French population aged 18 and over by self-administered online questionnaire, according to the quota method.

Source: lefigaro

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