Nigerians Ranked Second Most Prayerful Nation on Earth

Nigerians Ranked Second Most Prayerful Nation on Earth

According to the Pew Research Center, Nigeria is the second most prayerful country in the world.

Afghanistan claimed the top spot with a 96 percent prayer rate, while Nigeria followed closely behind with a 95 percent prayer rate.

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., is renowned for providing comprehensive information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends that shape both the United States (US) and the world.

The report said:

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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%).”

The most prayerful countries on earth were:

  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%

The report also listed the less prayerful countries on Earth. They were:

  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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