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Nigerians Second Most Prayerful on Earth – Report 


In a recent study conducted by the esteemed Pew Research Center, Nigeria has been classified as the second most prayerful nation globally.

Surpassing many countries, Afghanistan claimed the top spot with a staggering 96% prayer rate, while Nigeria closely followed with an impressive 95% prayer rate.

The Pew Research Center, renowned for its unbiased approach, operates as a nonpartisan American think tank with its headquarters nestled in the heart of Washington, D.C. Focused on analyzing social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends, the center serves as an influential source of information, shedding light on crucial global and domestic matters.


The report says:

“compared with weekly worship attendance, daily prayer is somewhat more common around the world.

“In the average country across 105 surveyed, about half of adults (49%) say they pray every day, including majorities in sub-Saharan Africa (75%), the Middle East and North Africa (70%) and Latin America (62%).

“Prayer frequency varies widely across Asia. Fully 96% of Afghans and 87% of Iranians – both overwhelmingly Muslim populations – report praying daily, reflecting a global pattern of high levels of prayer in Muslim-majority countries (prayer is one of the Five Pillars of Islam).

“Daily prayer is also very common in Hindu-majority India, where 75% pray daily, but it is much less common in some other parts of Asia, such as Vietnam (14%) and China (1%).”

Here is a compilation of the most prayerful and the least prayerful countries globally:

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Most Prayerful Countries:

1. Afghanistan: 96%

2. Nigeria: 95%

3. Algeria: 88%

4. Senegal: 88%

5. Djibouti: 87%

6. Iran: 87%

7. Iraq: 87%

8. Niger: 87%

9. Indonesia: 84%

Least Prayerful Countries: 

1. China: 1%

2. UK: 6%

3. Switzerland: 8%

4. Austria: 8%

5. Czechia: 9%

6. Germany: 9%

7. Estonia: 9%

8. France: 10%

9. Denmark: 10%

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