Nigeria’s Mass attendance is one of the highest in the world

Mass attendance in Nigeria is one of the highest of any country in the world.

As many as 94% of self-identified Nigerian Catholics surveyed said they attend weekly or daily Mass, according to a study published in early 2023 by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

The World Values Survey, which conducted the poll, doesn’t survey all countries in the world. Still, Nigerian Catholics had the highest Mass attendance among those asked. Nigeria was followed by Kenya (73%) and Lebanon (69%).

At the same time, both Christian Concern and Open Doors, organisations that track Christian persecution in the world, rank Nigeria as one of the worst countries for Christians to live in after North Korea, followed by India, Iran, China, Pakistan and Eritrea as top countries for Christian persecution.

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