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
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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)
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
traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way); note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom
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
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%
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%
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%
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
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%
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%
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
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LEDIANA E GISELE 30th July 2011
GOSTARÍAMOS DE VER MAIS GRAFICOS RELACIONANDO A RELIGIÃO COM O MEIO AMBIENTE!
Cecelia 11th June 2011
I wanted to know places of worship for Hindus and Buddists
MEEE T 9th June 2011
THANK YOU FOR NOTHING !
Barry De Saw 11th February 2006
Finfacts needs (in the least!) to post an asterisk with the religion information from a country like communist China. It is known that religion is illegal there, thus we cannot really know that these numbers represent the peoples' beliefs. Finfacts tells that 1% to 2% of the Chinese are Taoist, but this cannot be adjuged veritable until the peoples' real thoughts and beliefs are known. How many liberal democrats will be counted in Stalin's Russia? Zero. This is because he was in the habit of killing anyone who was even suspected of Possibly opposing the communist system. Please place an asterisk with an explanation. It makes the site more credible.
Chilly Willy 15th November 2005
Hello I think you should have a pie graph to help people visualise the percentages
jam'd 4th November 2005
you should have a link where you click a letter and it shows you all countries that start with that letter
abc 19th October 2005
I need a map of Europe with religions color coded and showing the percentage.
S.T. Rohail 15th June 2005
hi, there that's an excellent information source.
keep it up & i found 1 mistake in your ISLAM profile
section ... "JERUSALAM" is not impotant for muslims in every way so please remove name of that city from that section ...
Edria Murray Staff Editor 26th May 2005
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.
Edria Murray Staff Editor 20th May 2005
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.
Edria Murray Staff editor 8th March 2005
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.
Ian Graham Staff Editor 27th February 2005
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.
unknown 30th January 2005
you need to give information on more of georgia's history or any states history like the founder, date found, and other very important things.