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Submitted by wealth swift (Turkey), Jul 30, 2020 at 20:24

SUPPORT FOR SECULARITY

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation found that only 9% of Turks supported a religious state in 2006. A more recent 2015 poll by Metropoll found that over 80% of Turkish people supported the continuation of Turkey as a secular state, with even the majority of AKP voters supporting a secular state too.

ATHEISM IS 14% IN TURKEY

It is difficult to quantify the number of atheists or agnostics in Turkey, as they are not officially counted in the census of the country. The data also suggests that 85% of all irreligious people are younger than 35. ... According to a poll made by MAK in 2017, 86% of the Turkish population declared they believe in God.

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