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The “2nd most practiced religion” part is complex for me — what would this look like in French?

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I'd say

La deuxième religion de France

Skipping practiced: it should be self-evident.

If you think it mandatory, though

La deuxième religion la plus pratiquée en France

Would not be incorrect.

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I like this answer and agree that just skipping "practiced" is the easiest way to go. Yet in the unlikely event that someone wants to make a difference between people claiming to be of a particular religion, and people actually practicing it, you'll need to specify it. –  Joubarc Oct 6 '11 at 10:57

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