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Albania 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
Azerbaijan religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower
Central African Republic animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority
China officially atheist
Cote d'Ivoire the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim
Haiti roughly half of the population practices voodoo
Iraq 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
Japan total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism
Kenya a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely
Lebanon 17
North Korea autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom
Russia 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
Tokelau on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic; on Fakaofo, both denominations, with the Congregational Christian Church predominant

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"Countries Compared by Religion > Religions > Note. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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/Note

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