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Religion in Europe can be confusing because many atheists and agnostics still label themselves as belonging to a Christian Church but only go there for baptisms, weddings and funerals. The Catholic Church is historically the state church (ties broken in early 1800s), but only 64% of the population is now self-identified as Catholic and less than 5% attend Mass weekly. Fifty years ago, France was over 80% Catholic.

In recent polls, about a third of French people state they have "no religion" (this is low for Europe).

Of the rest:

58% are Christian (majority Roman Catholic)

7% Muslim

1% Jewish

1% Buddhist

2% Other

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