The sample consisted of 515 residents aged 16 and over. The interviews were conducted online via TNS Ilres’ MyPanel and by telephone between 9 and 18 March 2022. The result of the survey showed that less than half of the residents consider themselves to be religious.
This is a stark difference from a survey conducted in 2010 by Pew Research Center, where 70% of the survey respondents considered themselves to be Christians, 2.3% as Muslims, 0.5% other religions, and 26.8% did not have any religion.
The survey highlights that there is “a clear trend towards secularisation and modernization in Luxembourg society: religion no longer plays an important role in the lives of the majority of people and a very large majority adheres to the values of an open and modern democratic society.”
Bob Reuter, President of AHA Luxembourg, commented on the findings:
“The majority of residents of Luxembourg are non-religious and embrace humanist values such as respect for others, equality before the law, freedom of expression, self-determination, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, and empathy.”
With the result of the survey, AHA Luxembourg aims to continue its efforts to show that “religion is not a necessary nor sufficient condition for developing a moral compass” and to develop a humanistic offer as an alternative to religious ceremonies, especially in relation to funerals.