Along with all the other restrictions North Koreans live with, they are oppressed spiritually. The North Korean government shuns and punishes people for practicing religion. There is absolutely no public gatherings for religion. According to government statistics, 63% of the population has no religion. The majority of the rest are either some shamanistic religion of North Korea or Buddhist. There are some Christians in North Korea but they are reported to be heavily persecuted by the government. The government officially claims to be religiously tolerant and even has four different churches in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital.
Despite the existence of these churches, westerners who have been to North Korea say these churches are actually just propaganda that the government feeds to tourists to make it seem like their country is religiously tolerant.