Western Europe: Protestants And Catholics "Believe The Same"

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that the prevailing view among Catholics and Protestants in Western Europe is, that they are “religiously more similar than they are different.”

Up to six-in-ten adults take this position in Netherlands (64%), Germany (62%), Austria (62%), Belgium (56%) and United Kingdom (54%). Between 10 and 30% have no opinion and minorities see differences between Catholics and Protestants.

The survey of 24,599 adults across 15 countries in Western Europe was conducted from April to August 2017.

Both, Catholics and Protestants in Western Europe, show low levels of religious observance. Only 12% of Catholics and 14% of Protestants pray daily.

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That premise is accurate for the post VII church and its protestanized liturgy.