The Greek right thinks at 68% that it is necessary to believe in God in order to be a good person. 36% of the Greek left believes the same. This is the result of a survey conducted by Pew Research Center in 15 countries and in which people’s thoughts on whether belief in God is necessary to be moral vary were asked.
What is the connection between belief in God and morality? And how important are God and prayer in people’s lives? Pew Research Center posed these questions to 38,426 people in 34 countries in 2019.
Those who place themselves on the ideological right are significantly more likely to say it is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values, the survey found.
Of all 13 countries surveyed in the European Union, Greece has the largest share of residents who tie belief in God to morality (53%), followed closely by Bulgaria (50%) and Slovakia (45%). Still, in many countries on the European continent, relatively few people say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral, including just 9% in Sweden, 14% in the Czech Republic and 15% in France.