Problem

Religious apathy

Other Names:
Dependence on religious apathy
Indifference to religion
Nature:

Lack of religious conviction or activity may be marked by a lack of church attendance or other observance of religious customs, but does not necessarily mean that people leave their nominal church; they may remain within it but simply not practice religion in any particular form. Religious apathy may also be taken to mean an unquestioning attitude towards religious doctrine.

Incidence:

Lack of outward religious conviction but nominal adherence to a religion is widespread in Western industrialized countries. An unquestioning acceptance of religious doctrine is found particularly among poor people in developing countries.

Broader Problems:
Apathy
Unbelief
Narrower Problems:
Religious non-practitioners
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
10.07.2019 – 17:16 CEST