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Religion > Religions: Countries Compared

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff editor

When comparing religious statistics, the following factors should be considered:
  • In some countries, religions follow ethnic groups.

  • In countries where religious freedom is limited, minority religions may not be recognised.

  • In countries which have a national religion, the number of actual practicing adherents may be less than the proportion indicated by this statistic.

  • In some countries there are financial or social benefits and detriments connected with adherence to certain religions.

For further information on some of the countries where these considerations apply see /graph/rel_rel>religions - A note.

DEFINITION: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population..

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
AfghanistanAfghanistan Sunni Muslim 80%, Shia Muslim 19%, other 1%
AlbaniaAlbania Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%; note: percentages are estimates; there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation; all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice
AlgeriaAlgeria Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
American SamoaAmerican Samoa Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%
AndorraAndorra Roman Catholic (predominant)
AngolaAngola indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%
AnguillaAnguilla Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%, Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3%
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8%
ArgentinaArgentina nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
ArmeniaArmenia Armenian Apostolic 94.7%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (monotheist with elements of nature worship) 1.3%
ArubaAruba Roman Catholic 80.8%, Protestant 9%, other (includes Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish) 5.6%, none or unspecified 4.6%
AustraliaAustralia Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census)
AustriaAustria Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12%
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8%; note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower
BahrainBahrain Muslim (Shia and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, other 9.8%
BangladeshBangladesh Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9%
BarbadosBarbados Protestant 63.4% (Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic 4.2%, other Christian 7%, other 4.8%, none or unspecified 20.6%
BelarusBelarus Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
BelgiumBelgium Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
BelizeBelize Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7.4%, Anglican 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Mennonite 4.1%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), other 14%, none 9.4%
BeninBenin Christian 42.8% (Catholic 27.1%, Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%, other 5.3%), Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, other 15.5%
BermudaBermuda Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal 11%, other Protestant 18%, other 12%, unaffiliated 6%, unspecified 1%, none 14%
BhutanBhutan Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
BoliviaBolivia Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14%
BotswanaBotswana Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%
BrazilBrazil Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. Protestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 15%), Roman Catholic 10%, other 2%, none 2%
BruneiBrunei Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%
BulgariaBulgaria Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, other Christian 1.2%, other 4%
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
BurmaBurma Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
BurundiBurundi Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
CambodiaCambodia Theravada Buddhist 95%, other 5%
CameroonCameroon indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
CanadaCanada Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16%
Cape VerdeCape Verde Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs), Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Church of God 25.5%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, Presbyterian / United Church 9.2%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.4%, Baptist 8.3%, Pentecostal 6.7%, Anglican 3.9%, other religions 4%, non-denominational 5.7%, other 6.5%, none 6.1%, unspecified 3.2%
Central African RepublicCentral Africa indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%; note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority
ChadChad Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1%
ChileChile Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 15.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3%
ChinaChina Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%; note: officially atheist
Christmas IslandXmas Island Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21%
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20%
ColombiaColombia Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
ComorosComoros Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%
Cook IslandsCook Islands Cook Islands Christian Church 55.9%, Roman Catholic 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints 3.8%, other Protestant 5.8%, other 4.2%, unspecified 2.6%, none 3%
Costa RicaCosta Rica Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7%
CroatiaCroatia Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, others and unknown 6.2%
CubaCuba nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented
CyprusCyprus Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%, unaffiliated 59%
Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%
DenmarkDenmark Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
DjiboutiDjibouti Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
DominicaDominica Roman Catholic 61.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.2%, other Christian 7.7%, Rastafarian 1.3%, other or unspecified 1.6%, none 6.1%
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
East TimorEast Timor Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1%
EcuadorEcuador Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
EgyptEgypt Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
El SalvadorEl Salvador Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8%
Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices
EritreaEritrea Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant
EstoniaEstonia Evangelical Lutheran 13.6%, Orthodox 12.8%, other Christian (including Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal) 1.4%, unaffiliated 34.1%, other and unspecified 32%, none 6.1%
EthiopiaEthiopia Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.6%, traditional 2.6%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.7%
European UnionEuropean Union Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands Christian 67.2%, none 31.5%, other 1.3%
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands Evangelical Lutheran 83.8%, other and unspecified 16.2% (2006 administrative data)
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other 3%
FijiFiji Christian 64.5% (Methodist 34.6%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, Anglican 0.8%, other 10.4%), Hindu 27.9%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other or unspecified 0.3%, none 0.7%
FinlandFinland Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1%
FranceFrance Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
French GuianaFrench Guiana Roman Catholic
French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia Protestant 54%, Roman Catholic 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%
GabonGabon Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
Gaza StripGaza Strip Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 99.3%, Christian 0.7%
GeorgiaGeorgia Orthodox Christian 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%
GermanyGermany Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
GhanaGhana Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%
GibraltarGibraltar Roman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9%
GreeceGreece Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
GreenlandGreenland Evangelical Lutheran
GrenadaGrenada Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
GuadeloupeGuadeloupe Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%
GuamGuam Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
GuatemalaGuatemala Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs
GuernseyGuernsey Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist
GuineaGuinea Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
GuyanaGuyana Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3%
HaitiHaiti Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%
Holy See (Vatican City)Vatican City Roman Catholic
HondurasHonduras Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
Hong KongHong Kong eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%
HungaryHungary Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, other Christian 1%, other or unspecified 11.1%, unaffiliated 14.5%
IcelandIceland Lutheran Church of Iceland 82.1%, Roman Catholic Church 2.4%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.3%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.6%, other Christian 2.8%, other religions 0.9%, unaffiliated 2.6%, other or unspecified 5.5%
IndiaIndia Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%
IndonesiaIndonesia Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4%
IranIran Muslim 98% (Shia 89%, Sunni 9%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 2%
IraqIraq Muslim 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
IrelandIreland Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2%
IsraelIsrael Jewish 75.5%, Muslim 16.8%, Christian 2.1%, Druze 1.7%, other 3.9%
ItalyItaly Roman Catholic 90% (approximately; about one-third practicing), other 10% (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)
JamaicaJamaica Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%
JapanJapan observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
JerseyJersey Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian
JordanJordan Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shia Muslim and Druze populations)
KazakhstanKazakhstan Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%
KenyaKenya 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
KiribatiKiribati Roman Catholic 55%, Protestant 36%, Mormon 3.1%, Bahai 2.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.9%, other 1.8%
KuwaitKuwait Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%
LaosLaos Buddhist 67%, Christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5%
LatviaLatvia Lutheran 19.6%, Orthodox 15.3%, other Christian 1%, other 0.4%, unspecified 63.7%
LebanonLebanon Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Copt, Protestant), other 1.3%; note: 17 religious sects recognized
LesothoLesotho Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
LiberiaLiberia Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%
LibyaLibya Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 7%, unknown 10.6%, other 6.2% (June 2002)
LithuaniaLithuania Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5%
LuxembourgLuxembourg Roman Catholic 87%, other (includes Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 13%
MacauMacau Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none and other 35%
MadagascarMadagascar indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
MalawiMalawi Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%
MalaysiaMalaysia Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8%
MaldivesMaldives Sunni Muslim
MaliMali Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%
MaltaMalta Roman Catholic 98%
Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5%
MartiniqueMartinique Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 10.5%, Muslim 0.5%, Hindu 0.5%, other 3.5%
MauritaniaMauritania Muslim 100%
MauritiusMauritius Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4%
MayotteMayotte Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) 3%
MexicoMexico Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3% (Pentecostal 1.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 3.8%), other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1%
MoldovaMoldova Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5%
MonacoMonaco Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
MongoliaMongolia Buddhist Lamaist 50%, Shamanist and Christian 6%, Muslim 4%, none 40%
MontserratMontserrat Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations
MoroccoMorocco Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
MozambiqueMozambique Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, other 17.8%, none 23.1%
NamibiaNamibia Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
NauruNauru Nauru Congregational 35.4%, Roman Catholic 33.2%, Nauru Independent Church 10.4%, other 14.1%, none 4.5%, unspecified 2.4%
NepalNepal Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%; note: only official Hindu state in the world
NetherlandsNetherlands Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42%
Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles Roman Catholic 72%, Pentecostal 4.9%, Protestant 3.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.1%, Methodist 2.9%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.7%, other Christian 4.2%, Jewish 1.3%, other or unspecified 1.2%, none 5.2%
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%
New ZealandNew Zealand Anglican 13.8%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9%
NicaraguaNicaragua Roman Catholic 58.5%, Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, other 1.7%, none 15.7%
NigerNiger Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
NigeriaNigeria Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
NiueNiue Ekalesia Niue (Niuean Church - a Protestant church closely related to the London Missionary Society) 61.1%, Latter-Day Saints 8.8%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, other 8.4%, unspecified 8.7%, none 1.9%
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island Anglican 31.8%, Roman Catholic 11.5%, Uniting Church in Australia 10.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.2%, other Christian 5.6%, none 19.9%, unspecified 16.6%
North KoreaNorth Korea traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and taboos may still be found)
NorwayNorway Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1%
OmanOman Ibadhi Muslim 75%, other (includes Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%
PakistanPakistan Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shia 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
PalauPalau Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekngei 8.8% (indigenous to Palau), Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, Latter-Day Saints 0.6%, other 3.1%, unspecified or none 16.4%
PanamaPanama Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
Papua New GuineaPapua NG Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3%
ParaguayParaguay Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1%
PeruPeru Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
PhilippinesPhilippines Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1%
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PolandPoland Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3%
PortugalPortugal Roman Catholic 84.5%, other Christian 2.2%, other 0.3%, unknown 9%, none 3.9%
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%
QatarQatar Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%
ReunionReunion Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist
RomaniaRomania Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1%
RussiaRussia Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%; note: estimates are of practicing worshipers; Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule
RwandaRwanda Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7%
Saint BarthelemySt Barthelemy Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah's Witness
Saint HelenaSaint Helena Anglican (majority), Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5.1%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.5%
Saint MartinSaint Martin Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Protestant, Hindu
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%
SamoaSamoa Congregationalist 34.8%, Roman Catholic 19.6%, Methodist 15%, Latter-Day Saints 12.7%, Assembly of God 6.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.5%, Worship Centre 1.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.1%
San MarinoSan Marino Roman Catholic
Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ Catholic 70.3%, Evangelical 3.4%, New Apostolic 2%, Adventist 1.8%, other 3.1%, none 19.4%
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Muslim 100%
SenegalSenegal Muslim 94%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic), indigenous beliefs 1%
Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ Serbian Orthodox 85%, Catholic 5.5%, Protestant 1.1%, Muslim 3.2%, unspecified 2.6%, other, unknown, or atheist 2.6%
SeychellesSeychelles Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6%
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Muslim 60%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs 30%
SingaporeSingapore Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%
SlovakiaSlovakia Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13%
SloveniaSlovenia Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1%
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Church of Melanesia 32.8%, Roman Catholic 19%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2%
SomaliaSomalia Sunni Muslim
South AfricaSouth Africa Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1%
South KoreaSouth Korea Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3%
SpainSpain Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
Sri LankaSri Lanka Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10%
SudanSudan Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%
SurinameSuriname Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
SwazilandSwaziland Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%
SwedenSweden Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1%
SyriaSyria Sunni Muslim 74%, other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%, Christian (various denominations) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)
TaiwanTaiwan mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%
TajikistanTajikistan Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 5%, other 10%
TanzaniaTanzania mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim
ThailandThailand Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%
The BahamasThe Bahamas Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8%
The GambiaThe Gambia Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
TogoTogo Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
TokelauTokelau Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%; note: on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic; on Fakaofo, both denominations, with the Congregational Christian Church predominant
TongaTonga Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ Roman Catholic 26%, Hindu 22.5%, Anglican 7.8%, Baptist 7.2%, Pentecostal 6.8%, Muslim 5.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 5.8%, other 10.8%, unspecified 1.4%, none 1.9%
TunisiaTunisia Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%
TurkeyTurkey Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ Baptist 40%, Anglican 18%, Methodist 16%, Church of God 12%, other 14%
TuvaluTuvalu Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, Baha'i 1%, other 0.6%
UgandaUganda Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%
UkraineUkraine Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2%
United Arab EmiratesUAE Muslim 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%
United StatesUnited States Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
UruguayUruguay Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1%
UzbekistanUzbekistan Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%
VanuatuVanuatu Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Roman Catholic 13.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, other Christian 13.8%, indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 9.6%, none 1%, unspecified 1.3% (1999 Census)
VenezuelaVenezuela nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
VietnamVietnam Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8%
Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%
Wallis and FutunaWallis+ Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
West BankWest Bank Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%
Western SaharaWestern Sahara Muslim
YemenYemen Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
ZambiaZambia Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
ZimbabweZimbabwe syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

Citation

"All countries compared for Religion > Religions", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Religion/Religions

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
A note 14
All 233
Hindu 17
Jewish 12
Muslim 99
Note 13
Protestant 51
Roman Catholic 96

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When comparing religious statistics, the following factors should be considered:
  • In some countries, religions follow ethnic groups.

  • In countries where religious freedom is limited, minority religions may not be recognised.

  • In countries which have a national religion, the number of actual practicing adherents may be less than the proportion indicated by this statistic.

  • In some countries there are financial or social benefits and detriments connected with adherence to certain religions.

For further information on some of the countries where these considerations apply see /graph/rel_rel>religions - A note.

Posted on 08 Mar 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff editor

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In response to sharrie jackson:

The largest religious group in South Africa are Christians (mainly protestants) who account for 68% of the population. Other religions include indigenous beliefs and animism 28.5%, Islam 2% and Hinduism 1.5%.



Religious practices in South Africa are influenced along racial lines with Christianity being the religion of most whites and coloureds (mixed European and African descent), about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians. Hinduism is the religion of 60% of Indians and indigenous beliefs and animism are most common amoung blacks.



To view this information click the view all counries link. To list the countries in alphabetical order, click the country link at the top of the list of countries.

Posted on 26 May 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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In response to don neri:

The main religious group in the Philippines are Roman Catholics who account for 83% of the population, Other religions include Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%. You can view this information by clicking the view all countries link at the top of this page.

Posted on 20 May 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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Of the 225 countries in the world, 65 are predominantly Roman Catholic, 50 are predominantly Muslim (11 of which are Sunni Muslim), 10 are mostly Buddhist and four are mainly Hindu.

More than half the countries of the world have a majority who identify themselves as members of a Christian sect. However, in some countries many or most of these are non-practicing Christians.

No country has a majority of people identified as having no religion, even though non-religious people account for close to a billion people worldwide.

According to the website Religious Tolerance.org , the five largest religions in the world are: Christianity, with 2.015 billion adherents; Islam, with 1.215 billion; no religion, with 925 million; Hinduism, with 786 million; and Buddhism, with 362 million. Combined, these five religious groups account for 87 percent of the world’s population.

Posted on 28 Feb 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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