It depends on your definition of "faith" and "religion."
For many, "faith" means strong belief or confidence in religious teachings.
For the skeptic, it's "blind belief" sometimes called "blind faith," but this last phrase, to me, is an oxymoron.
To me, "faith" can never be blind, but I don't define it as many do. To me, "faith" is perfect confidence, and such perfection can never be blind. This is the perfection of Peter when he stepped out of his storm-tossed boat onto the unsettled Sea of Galilee to meet his master. For a moment, he had the faith to stand on that liquid surface. Confidence-doubt (physical dichotomy) is the antithesis of this "faith."
I have experienced this kind of faith and have felt the warm embrace of the heavenly father. I have discovered perfect forgiveness
For many, "religion" is denomination, earthly dogma and interpretation. But for me, "religion" is the body of truth that can set us free. For me, the search for "religion" is the offloading of selfish interpretation to empty our "cup," and the humility to let God fill that "cup" of understanding.
I relate to both "religion" and "faith" equally, but only as I've defined them.