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Religion > Religions Stats: compare key data on France & United States

Definitions

  • All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Jewish: Percent of population who are Jewish. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Muslim: Percent of population who are Muslims. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Protestant: Percent of population who are Protestants. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
  • Roman Catholic: Percent of population who are Roman Catholics. Note: categories sometimes vary from country to country, extracted from CIA data.
STAT France United States
All Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4% Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Jewish 1%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
1%
Ranked 7th.
Muslim 5%
Ranked 75th. 5 times more than United States
1%
Ranked 96th.
Protestant 2%
Ranked 43th.
52%
Ranked 6th. 26 times more than France
Roman Catholic 83%
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than United States
24%
Ranked 68th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006

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