Some people have said the country is split into 2, Catholicism and non believers.
Are you kidding me? Poland definitely doesn't have a near significant "non-believer" side, and as far as half goes, it's not even that high in the most atheistic/skeptic countries in Europe such as the UK and France.
Don't get me wrong, I'm an agnostic so I have no bias for/against religion or for/against atheism. But statistics don't lie. I think it's so pointless how the "religion argument" has taken so much popular hold when there are other problems thousands of times more serious and affective. (Poverty, natural disasters, global warming, etc.) More people are dying of these causes yearly than religion has ever killed in history. It'd be at least nice if the religious argument wasn't so childish. Politicians and activists have illogically crammed this argument into their politicos causing more rage, and the commoners have painted the whole issue black and white (either you're an atheist anti-theist high IQ'ed intellectual, or your a bible thumping dumbbell whose not going to hell). Out of the vast majority of people I've met in these sides only a very small minority do these labels apply to. Your arrogant atheist thinks he has a high IQ which most of the time he doesn't and your arrogant theist thinks he's the most moral which most of the time he isn't. I believe people should have the right to believe in what they want without pointing childish labels at others, and our sovereigns and "activists" should stop trying to purge the privacy of our beliefs/dis-beliefs like some Stalinists.
Anyway, Poland according to statistic has one of the lowest rates of atheism. While bible-thumping is dying down it's more or less being replaced by liberal Christianity/spiritualism.
90% of Poland is Catholic as of recently, the rest are Orthodox and Protestant by most. Other statistics claim Poland is 95% Catholic.EU statistics show that religion in Poland has been increasing---In 2005:
- 80% of Polish citizens responded that "they believe there is a God" (which was the fifth highest result in the European Union).
- 15% answered that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force".
- 3% answered that "don't know".
- 2% answered that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force".In 2008:
- 94% of Poles claim "they believe in God",
- 6% claim they "do not believe in God or do not know",
- * 52% of believers claim "they attend to mass, religious meetings etc. at least once a week",
- * while 17% do so "once or twice a month",
- * 18% do so "a few times a year",
- * and 13% "never do so".
These statistics have been published in accordance to the Polish government by the EU. The EU is secular and has no religious or irreligious bias from what can be seen.