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Iraq

Iraq Religions Stats

Definitions

  • All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Muslim: Percent of population who are Muslims. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
All Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3% 2006
Muslim 97% 2006 8th out of 99
Note while there has been voluntary relocation of many Christian families to northern Iraq, recent reporting indicates that the overall Christian population may have dropped by as much as 50 percent since the fall of the Saddam HUSSEIN regime in 2003, with many fleeing to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon 2000

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

"Iraq Religions Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iraq/Religion/Religions