What is the main religion in France?


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France does not have an official state religion, but an overwhelming majority of the country's inhabitants identify as Roman Catholic. Islam and Protestantism are the country's second- and third-largest religions, and there are also high numbers of people who do not adhere to any religion.

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What is the main religion in France?
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Despite Roman Catholicism being the country's largest religion, the country's official motto of "Liberté, égalité, fraternité," which translates to "liberty, equality and fraternity," does not give particular preference to any religion. This motto has its origins in the 18th century during the French Revolution, a period which profoundly changed the national character of the country. As such, all citizens under French law are deemed equal, regardless of religion.

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