A Quick Guide to Secularity
Secularity by definition means to be separate from religion, and the term encompasses an enormous range of beliefs and nonbeliefs. The commonality of Secularists is the disapproval of religious dogma and influence, and for most Secularists, skepticism of the supernatural, including superstition and pseudoscience.
It’s difficult to estimate how many secularists there are in the world, a 2015 Gallup poll reported that 33% of the world’s population identify as not religious. Estonia has the highest percentage of Secularists, at more than 70%, followed by the Czech Republic and Vietnam. Secularity also ranks high in Scandinavia and the Far East, ranging between 42-61% of the population.
Secularism is not the same as Secularity, though the terms are often used interchangeably. Secularism is the political philosophy that religion should not interfere with government. Proponents of secularism are not necessarily Secularists.