Fewer churchgoers, especially among Catholics
Church attendance is declining in the Netherlands. Catholics in particular have been going to church less in recent years. In spite of this, over half of the population say they belong to a religion...
Young religious people form the minority
Slightly fewer than half of all people aged between 12 and 25 responded in 2009 that they had a religious denomination. This share has fallen by 6 percent points since 1997.
Only few Dutch people go to church or mosque regularly
Nearly 6 in 10 of the Dutch population say they are religious. Only very few of them go to church, to a mosque or other religious assemblies every week, however.
Declining church and mosque attendance
More than half of the adult Dutch population consider themselves to belong to a church or religious or philosophical movement. One in five – considerably fewer than in the past – are regular...
Church attendance in decline
Last year, 16 percent in the population attended religious services in churches, mosques or went to other religious meetings on a regular basis. Yet, more than half of adults in the Dutch population...
One in six go to church or mosque on a regular basis
More than half of the Dutch population aged 18 years and older state they are members of a denomination or ideological group. In the period 2010-2011, one in six regularly attended religious services...
Over half of the Dutch population are not religious
For the first time, a majority of the Dutch population have stated they do not belong to any religious group.
More and more people access the internet to find partners
The internet is widely used as a means to find a steady relationship. More than 13 percent of couples who started living together in the past half decade met on the internet. Older and divorced...