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Kenya

Kenya Religion Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Buddhism > Buddhists 2,248.5 2013 87th out of 130
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 41 2014 38th out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 11,869 2014 42nd out of 195
Islam > Percentage Muslim 7% 2004 80th out of 167
Jehovahs Witnesses 20,286 2002 47th out of 177
Jews 400 1998 73th out of 89
Major religion(s) Christianity 2013
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 7% 2014 79th out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 2.87 million 2014 51st out of 177
Religions Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%; note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely 2008
Religions > All Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2% 2006
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 94% 2014 37th out of 143
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 6% 2014 100th out of 143
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 530,341 2004 7th out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 15.22 2004 38th out of 200

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Buddhism by country (Buddhism by Country); Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; 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: 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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Kenya Religion Profiles (Subcategories)

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  • Kenya ranked first for seventh-day adventist membership amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2004.