Officially the Republic of Elysia is a secular state, though religious sentiments are present in public life and politics. According to the National Religion Survey conducted by the faculty for philosophy, humanist & religious studies of the University of Ilium Novum, the Elysian population can be divided as follows:
- Agnostics 25%
- Atheists 25%
- Deists 25%
- Pandeists 10%
- Pantheists 10%
- Other 5%
The last group primarily consists of theists and people who refused to answer.
The NRS shows that about 65% of the adult population consider themselves as religious, which includes nontheist religions such Buddhism and Religious Humanism. Important to note is that the Elysian authorities formally classify Marxism as a religion.
The so-called Abramaic religions are virtually absent in Elysia, the largest groups are the Society of Jesus – which combines Jesusism with pandeism – and the Christian Atheist Community. On the other hand the country has a substantial neo-pagan community, including the feminist Society of the Triple Goddess.
Evolution is accepted by 98,7% of the population, neo-raelians and post-raelians account for virtually all creationists in Elysia. This results in a somewhat paradoxical reality that Elysian atheist are less likely to accept evolution than theists.
In respect to the after-life, the population is divided almost fifty-fifty. About 45% does not believe in life after death, 45% believes in some type of after-life. Among the latter the most popular views of after-life are David Staume’s concept of reincarnation and Frank J. Tipler’s idea of resurrection in virtual reality.