Nigeria Ranks High in List of Top 9 Most Prayerful Countries in the World

Nigeria Ranks High in List of Top 9 Most Prayerful Countries in the World

  • The list of the world's most prayerful countries on earth has emerged, Afghanistan and Nigeria were in the top spot
  • In what could be described as a surprise, a new report by the Pew Research Centre showed Afghanistan ahead of Nigeria as the world's most prayerful country on earth
  • Surprisingly, Niger was ranked eighth with an 87% prayer rate while Indonesia emerged ninth on the list with an 84% prayer rate

Afghanistan has emerged as the world's most prayerful country in a recent report compiled by the Pew Research Centre.

Nigeria, Afghanistan, The Pew Research Center
A new report says Nigerians are second most prayerful in the world. Photo credit: BBC
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As reported by Vanguard, Afghanistan was ranked first with ninety-six (96%) prayer rate while Nigeria, a Christian and Muslim-dominated country, ranked second with ninety-five (95%) followed by Algeria which emerged as the third most prayerful country in the world, with eighty-eight percent (88%) prayer rate (88%).

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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world, The Nation reported.

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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).

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“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%).”

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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In a tweet shared by a West African journalist, Yusuf Akinpele, @AkinpeluYusuph, he listed the African countries according to their stand.

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