Substantial shares in Western Europe don’t believe in god
Western Europeans also express belief in god at lower levels than people in Central and Eastern Europe, where large majorities say they believe in God – including overwhelming shares in several countries, such as Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Romania. Among the Central and Eastern European countries surveyed, there are only three exceptions where fewer than two-thirds of adults say they believe in God: Hungary (59%), Estonia (44%) and the Czech Republic (29%).
By contrast, fewer than two-thirds of adults in most Western European countries surveyed say they believe in God, and in some countries with large populations of “nones,” such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, fewer than half of adults believe in God.
Western Europeans also are less likely to say they are certain of their belief in god. Among the Western European countries surveyed, only in Portugal (44%) do more than three-in-ten say they are absolutely certain that god exists. But majorities in several of the Central and Eastern European countries surveyed express such certainty about god’s existence, including in Romania (64%), Greece (59%) and Croatia (57%).
source: PEW research