Nigeria Ranks 2nd Most Prayerful Country in the World After Afghanistan

Nigeria has been named the world’s second most prayerful country. Afghanistan came in first place, with a prayer rate of 96%.

According to the Pew Research Center, Nigeria ranked second with a 95% prayer rate.

The Pew Research Center, situated in Washington, D.C., is a non-partisan American think tank.

Remember that according to Pew Research Centre polls performed between 2008 and 2017, Nigeria was the most prayerful country in 2019.

Meanwhile, the likes of China (1%), the UK (6%), Switzerland (8%), Austria (8%), Czechoslovakia (9%), Germany (9%), Estonia (9%), France (10%), and Denmark (10%) are the least prayerful.

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%).”the report reads

Below is the full list from the recent survey of the 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%


List of the less prayerful countries on earth.


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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