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Belgium

Belgian Religion Stats

Definitions

  • Buddhism > Buddhists: Amount of Buddhist residents.
  • Buddhism > Percent Buddhist: Percentage of population that is Buddhist.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinals: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Catholic > Cardinals per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Christian > Mormon > Members: Membership.
  • Christian > Protestant > Baptist church members: Number of members of churches, who are in turn member of the Baptist World Alliance.
  • Christian > Protestant > Baptist church members per thousand people: Number of members of churches, who are in turn member of the Baptist World Alliance. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Christian > Protestant > Baptist churches: Number of churches that are members of the Baptist World Alliance.
  • Christian > Protestant > Baptist churches per million people: Number of churches that are members of the Baptist World Alliance. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Hindus: Number of Hindu residents.
  • Hindus per thousand people: Number of Hindu residents. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Jews per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Muslim > Islamist organizations: Movement/s.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Muslim > Muslim population: Muslim population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Religions > Roman Catholic: Percent of population who are Roman Catholics. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Religious diversity score: The probability of two people chosen at random having different religions. For instance, if you take two people from anywhere in the country of South Africa, there's an 86% chance they will be of different religious sects or different religions altogether.
  • Secularism and atheism > Believes in spirit or life force: Percentage of surveyed respondents who indicated they believed in a spirit or a life force.
  • Secularism and atheism > Believes there is a god: Percentage of surveyed respondents who indicated they believed in God. (Believing in a spirit or life force is another possible response.)
  • Secularism and atheism > Does not believe in spirit, God or life force: Percentage of surveyed respondents who indicated they did not believe in God, a spirit, or a life force of any kind.
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important: Percentage of population surveyed in a Gallup Poll who answered the question “Is religion important in your daily life?” with “yes”. (Other possible answers were “no”, “don’t know” and “refuse to answer”).
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Buddhism > Buddhists 67,887.5 2013 27th out of 130
Buddhism > By Country > Buddhism > Population > 2007[49] 10.39 million 2007 20th out of 51
Buddhism > Percent Buddhist 0.65% 2013 31st out of 96
Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 2005 38th out of 63
Catholic > Cardinal electors per million 0.0954 2005 19th out of 62
Catholic > Cardinals 1 2005 44th out of 65
Catholic > Cardinals per million 0.0954 2005 32nd out of 64
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 17 2014 68th out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 6,186 2014 57th out of 195
Christian > Protestant > Baptist church members 972 2011 31st out of 34
Christian > Protestant > Baptist church members per thousand people 0.088 2011 31st out of 34
Christian > Protestant > Baptist churches 26 2011 27th out of 34
Christian > Protestant > Baptist churches per million people 2.35 2011 28th out of 34
Hindus 6,235 2011 60th out of 94
Hindus per thousand people 0.564 2011 73th out of 94
Islam > Percentage Muslim 3.5% 2004 96th out of 167
Islam in Europe > Muslim population 281,000 2009 8th out of 24
Jehovahs Witnesses 24,749 2002 40th out of 177
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 2.4 2002 72nd out of 158
Jews 40,000 1998 16th out of 89
Jews per 1000 3.92 1998 15th out of 86
Major religion(s) Christianity 2013
Muslim > Islamist organizations Sharia4Belgium 2014
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 6% 2014 81st out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 638,000 2014 82nd out of 177
Religions Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25% 2008
Religions > All Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25% 2006
Religions > Roman Catholic 75% 2006 39th out of 96
Religious diversity score 0.213 2001 166th out of 214
Secularism and atheism > Believes in spirit or life force 31% 2010 14th out of 27
Secularism and atheism > Believes there is a god 37% 2010 18th out of 27
Secularism and atheism > Does not believe in spirit, God or life force 27% 2010 7th out of 27
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 33% 2014 125th out of 143
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 57.5% 2014 24th out of 143
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 1,693 2004 133th out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 0.162 2004 141st out of 200

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Buddhism by country (Buddhism by Country); Wikipedia: Buddhism by country; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); http://www.bwanet.org/about-us2/statistics; http://www.bwanet.org/about-us2/statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Miller, Tracy, ed (October 2009) (PDF).ÿ apping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World?s Muslim Population.ÿPew Research Center. pp.ÿ31?32. Retrieved 2009-11-11.; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Islamism (Parties and Organizations); Wikipedia: Islam by country (Table) ("Muslim Population by Country" . The Future of the Global Muslim Population . Pew Research Center . Retrieved 22 December 2011 .); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006; Wikipedia: List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level (Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization) (Natalka Patsiurko, John L. Campbell and John A. Hall (2012). "Measuring cultural diversity: ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization in the OECD" . Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2): 195–217 . Retrieved September 13, 2012 .); Biotechnology Report, Special Eurobarometer, European Commission, October 2010, p. 381;

Biotechnology Report, Special Eurobarometer, European Commission, October 2010, p. 381

; Biotechnology Report, Special Eurobarometer, European Commission, October 2010, p. 381; Wikipedia: Importance of religion by country (Countries); adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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Belgium Religion Profiles (Subcategories)

Buddhism 3 Christian 6
Catholic 5 Secularism and atheism 5