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  • Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Christian > Mormon > Members: Membership.
  • Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox percent of population: Orthodox percentage (%) of total population.

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  • Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population: Population by religion, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent: Protestant.

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  • Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Muslim > Muslim population: Muslim population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important: Percentage of population surveyed in a Gallup Poll who answered the question “Is religion important in your daily life?” with “yes”. (Other possible answers were “no”, “don’t know” and “refuse to answer”).
  • Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hindus: Number of Hindu residents.
  • Religious diversity score: The probability of two people chosen at random having different religions. For instance, if you take two people from anywhere in the country of South Africa, there's an 86% chance they will be of different religious sects or different religions altogether.
  • Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Religions > Roman Catholic: Percent of population who are Roman Catholics. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Christian > Protestant > Protestants: Protestants.

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  • Religions > Muslim: Percent of population who are Muslims. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Jews per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Religions > Protestant: Percent of population who are Protestants. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Christian > Mormon > Members per thousand people: Membership. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinals: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Hindus per thousand people: Number of Hindu residents. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox share of world population: Orthodox percentage (%) of World Orthodox population.

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  • Christian > Protestant > Lutherans: Amount of Lutherans in American countries.
  • Christian > Mormon > Temples: Temples.

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  • Catholic > Cardinals per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible.
  • Christian > Mormon > Congregations per million people: Total Congregations. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Catholic > Cardinal electors per million: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are cardinal electors (eligible to vote) and 66 of whom are ineligible. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Christian > Protestant > Quakers: Number of Quakers.
  • Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP: The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day on which a Pope dies. That is, if they turn 80 years of age before the Pope dies, or on the day he dies, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies they are eligible. Interestingly, even if they cannot vote they can be elected. As of Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there are 183 Cardinals from 66 different countries, 117 of whom are eligible to vote and 66 of whom are ineligible. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Av. bible studies: Av. Bible Studies.

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  • Christian > Mormon > Temples per million people: Temples.

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    . Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT Canada United States HISTORY
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 472
Ranked 3rd.
13,742
Ranked 1st. 29 times more than Canada
Christian > Mormon > Members 187,982
Ranked 4th.
6.32 million
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than Canada
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox percent of population 1.7
Ranked 34th. The same as United States
1.7
Ranked 35th.
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population 581,553
Ranked 23th.
5.27 million
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than Canada
Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent 29%
Ranked 39th.
55%
Ranked 19th. 90% more than Canada
Islam > Percentage Muslim 2%
Ranked 108th. 43% more than United States
1.4%
Ranked 114th.
Jehovahs Witnesses 109,604
Ranked 17th.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada
Major religion(s) Christianity Christianity
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 2.8%
Ranked 103th. 3 times more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 132nd.
Muslim > Muslim population 940,000
Ranked 73th.
2.6 million
Ranked 54th. 3 times more than Canada
Religions 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% 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%
Religions > All 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% (2001 census) Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 42%
Ranked 116th.
65%
Ranked 100th. 55% more than Canada
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 57%
Ranked 26th. 65% more than United States
34.5%
Ranked 42nd.
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 53,797
Ranked 45th.
948,892
Ranked 2nd. 18 times more than Canada
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 1.68
Ranked 94th.
3.24
Ranked 73th. 93% more than Canada
Jews 360,000
Ranked 6th.
5.8 million
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Canada
Hindus 497,200
Ranked 15th.
1.2 million
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Canada
Religious diversity score 0.696
Ranked 26th.
0.824
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than Canada
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 3.49
Ranked 47th.
3.6
Ranked 42nd. 3% more than Canada
Religions > Roman Catholic 42.6%
Ranked 54th. 78% more than United States
24%
Ranked 68th.
Christian > Protestant > Protestants 9.51 million
Ranked 7th.
162.65 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than Canada
Religions > Muslim 1.9%
Ranked 90th. 90% more than United States
1%
Ranked 96th.
Jews per 1000 11.9
Ranked 4th.
21.03
Ranked 3rd. 77% more than Canada
Religions > Protestant 23.3%
Ranked 19th.
52%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Canada
Christian > Mormon > Members per thousand people 5.39
Ranked 10th.
20.14
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Canada
Catholic > Cardinals 5
Ranked 10th.
13
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Canada
Hindus per thousand people 14.42
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than United States
3.87
Ranked 40th.
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox share of world population 0.21
Ranked 23th.
1.91
Ranked 10th. 9 times more than Canada
Christian > Protestant > Lutherans 232,904
Ranked 3rd.
7.5 million
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Canada
Christian > Mormon > Temples 8
Ranked 3rd.
80
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Canada
Catholic > Cardinals per million 0.155
Ranked 21st. 4 times more than United States
0.044
Ranked 46th.
Catholic > Cardinal electors 3
Ranked 10th.
11
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Canada
Christian > Mormon > Congregations per million people 13.53
Ranked 11th.
43.78
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Canada
Catholic > Cardinal electors per million 0.0928
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than United States
0.0372
Ranked 34th.
Christian > Protestant > Quakers 1,216
Ranked 8th.
86,837
Ranked 1st. 71 times more than Canada
Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP 0.069 per $14.1 billion
Ranked 50th. 4 times more than United States
0.016 per $14.1 billion
Ranked 62nd.
Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Av. bible studies 50,538
Ranked 3rd.
722,179
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Canada
Christian > Mormon > Temples per million people 0.229
Ranked 3rd.
0.255
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than Canada

SOURCES: Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); Wikipedia: Orthodoxy by country (Statistics); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country (Top sixty countries by number and percentage of Protestants); International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; 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.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; Wikipedia: List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level (Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization) (Natalka Patsiurko, John L. Campbell and John A. Hall (2012). "Measuring cultural diversity: ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization in the OECD" . Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2): 195–217 . Retrieved September 13, 2012 .); watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide. 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.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998. 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.; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics). 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.; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html. 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.; http://www.lutheranworld.org/content/member-churches; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (Caribbean); Catholic.com - College of Cardinals. 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.; Wikipedia: Quakers (Africa) (Nuttall, Geoffrey (1955). "Early Quakerism in the Netherlands: Its wider context" . The Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association 44 (1): 3–18. Gragg, Larry (2009). The Quaker community on Barbados : challenging the culture of the planter class ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Columbia: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 9780826218476 . Friends World Committee for Consultation (2007) 'Finding Quakers around the World http://www.fwccamericas.org/publications/images/fwcc_map_2007_sm.gif, ); Wikipedia: Jehovah's Witnesses by country (North America); Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (Caribbean). 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