10 Facts about Religion in France

Post On: February 18, 2017

The freedom of religion is explained on Facts about Religion in France. The virtue found on the Declaration of the Lights of Man and of the Citizen talks about the freedom of religion and freedom of thought in France. The Church and State are separated in France according to the French law in 1905.  The freedom of conscience or laicite is the principle in the republic based on the Jules Ferry Laws in 1880s. Let me show you more interesting facts about religions in France below:

Facts about Religion in France 1: the dominant religion in France

The dominant religion in France is taken by Roman Catholicism. In the past, it was considered as the state religion. After the French Revolution, it was no longer a state religion.

Facts about Religion in France

Facts about Religion in France

Facts about Religion in France 2: the major religions in France

There are various major religions embraced by the people in France such as Sikhism, Armenian Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Russian Orthodoxy, Hinduism, Islam, Protestantism and Judaism.

Facts about Religion in France 3: the religious service

The regular religious service is often attended by millions of people. Compared to the pastime, the present day attendance is lowered.

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Flag of France

Facts about Religion in France 4: the belief of God

In 2010, there was a poll conducted by Eurobarometer. The French citizens who believed in God were around 27 percent.  The citizens who believed in a sort of life force or spirit were around 33 percent. The people who did not believe with any life force, god or spirit were around 40 percent.

Facts about Religion in France 5: the atheistic country

Due to the presence of high number of the people who did not believe in God, spirit or life force, France was known as one of the atheistic countries.

Facts about Religion in France 6: the freedom of religion

The freedom of religion is guaranteed in France. The French government does not have the right to intervene the religious practice.

Facts about Religion in France 7: the secular public sector

The religion became a secular public sector in France due to violent conflicts, which occurred among the religious groups in France.  In 1800s, the state broke the relationship with the Catholic Church.

Religion in France Facts

Religion in France Facts

Facts about Religion in France 8: the state religion

The King of France and the Pope shared a great relationship for Catholicism was considered as a state religion during the ancient regime.

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Facts about Religion in France 9: the survey in 2011

Ipsos MORI conducted a survey about religion in France in 2011. The Christians accounted for 45 percent of French people.

Religion in France

Religion in France

Facts about Religion in France 10: the further result

The further result of the survey stated that 3 percent of them were Muslim, while 35 percent were agnostic, atheist and irreligious.

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