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Religion in Nauru

In Nauru, the Nauru Congregational Church is the largest religion, encompassing 35.71% of the population as of the 2011 census. Freedom of religion is a constitutional right, and the countrys laws and society uphold this right without any signifi ...

                                               

Religion in Niger

Islam is the most followed religion in Niger and is practiced by 99% of the population. According to Pew, roughly 59% of Muslims are Sunni of Maliki school of jurisprudence, whilst 20% are non-denominational Muslims. Other religions practiced in ...

                                               

Religion in Nigeria

Nigeria, the most populous African country, is divided between adherents of Christianity, Islam and traditional religion quite similar to polytheism though the exact ratio is uncertain. The majority of Nigerian Muslims are Sunni and are concentra ...

                                               

Religion in the Netherlands

Religion in the Netherlands was predominantly Christianity between the 10th and until the late 20th century; in the late 19th century roughly 60% of the population was still Protestant and 35% was Catholic. Since then there has been a significant ...

                                               

Religion in New Zealand

Religion in New Zealand encompasses a wide range of groups and beliefs but almost half of New Zealanders stated they had no religion in the most recent census, and 6.7 percent made no declaration. Despite a significant decrease, Christianity is t ...

                                               

New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France, currently governed under the Noumea Accord, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, to the south of Vanuatu, about 1.210 km east of Australia and 20.000 km from Metropolitan France. The archipela ...

                                               

Religion in Norway

Religion in Norway is mostly Lutheran Christianity, with 69.9% of the population belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway in 2018. The Catholic Church is the next largest Christian church at 3.0%. The unaffiliated make up 17.4% of t ...

                                               

Religion in Pakistan

The state religion in Pakistan is Islam, which is practiced by 96.28% of the population. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Pakistani constitution, which established a fundamental right of Pakistani citizens, irrespective of their religion, ...

                                               

Religion in Papua New Guinea

Religion in Papua New Guinea is predominantly Christian, with traditional animism and ancestor worship often occurring less openly as another layer underneath or more openly side by side Christianity. The courts, government, and general society u ...

                                               

Religion in Poland

Poland is one of the most religious countries in Europe, Though varied religious communities exist in Poland, most Poles adhere to Christianity. Within this, the largest grouping is the Roman Catholic Church: 92.9% of the population identified th ...

                                               

Religion in Portugal

The most predominant religion in Portugal is Christianity, mainly Catholicism. Portugal has no official religion, though in the past, the Catholic Church was the state religion. According to the 2011 Census, 81% of the population of Portugal is C ...

                                               

Religion in Transnistria

Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic official statistics show that 91 percent of the Transnistrian population adhere to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, with 4 percent adhering to the Catholic Church. Roman Catholics are mainly located in Northern Tra ...

                                               

Religion in South Korea

Religion in South Korea is characterized by the fact that a majority of South Koreans have no formal affiliation with a religion. Protestantism represents of the total population, Buddhism, and Catholicism. A small percentage of South Koreans are ...

                                               

Religion in Russia

Religion in Russia is diverse with Christianity, especially Russian Orthodoxy being the most widely professed faith, but with significant minorities of non-religious people and adherents of other faiths. A 1997 law on religion recognises the righ ...

                                               

Religion in Rwanda

Christianity is the largest religion in Rwanda. The most recent national census from 2012 indicates that: 43.7% of Rwandas population is Roman Catholic, 37.7% is Protestant, 11.8% is Seventh-day Adventist, 2.0% is Muslim, 2.5% claims no religious ...

                                               

Religion in Romania

Romania is a secular state, and it has no state religion. Romania is the most religious out of 34 European countries. and a majority of the countrys citizens are Christian. The Romanian state officially recognizes 18 religions and denominations. ...

                                               

Religion in the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union was established by the Bolsheviks in 1922, in place of the Russian Empire. At the time of the 1917 Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church was deeply integrated into the autocratic state, enjoying official status. This was a sign ...

                                               

Religion in the United States

Religion in the United States is diverse with Christianity being the majority religion. Various religious faiths have flourished within the United States. A majority of Americans report that religion plays a very important role in their lives, a ...

                                               

Religion in El Salvador

El Salvadors approximately 6.2 million inhabitants are mostly Christian. Evangelical Protestantism is experiencing rapid growth in recent decades while the Catholic share of the population is on decline.

                                               

Religion in Saudi Arabia

Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia and its law requires all citizens to be Muslims. Public worship by adherents of religions other than Islam is forbidden. Any non-Muslim attempting to acquire Saudi Arabian nationality must convert to Is ...

                                               

Religion in North Macedonia

In North Macedonia, the most common religion is Orthodox Christianity, practiced by most of the ethnic Macedonians. The vast majority of the Orthodox Christians in the country belong to the Macedonian Orthodox Church, which declared autocephaly f ...

                                               

Religion in Senegal

Religion and beliefs occupy an important place in the daily life of the nation of Senegal. Many denominations of the religion of Islam are represented. Christians represent 4%. Traditional beliefs are officially practiced by 1% of the population, ...

                                               

Religion in Serbia

Serbia has been traditionally a Christian country since the Christianization of Serbs by Clement of Ohrid and Saint Naum in the 9th century. The dominant confession is Eastern Orthodoxy of the Serbian Orthodox Church. During the Ottoman rule of t ...

                                               

Religion in Singapore

Religion in Singapore is characterised by a wide variety of religious beliefs and practices due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries. This means that Singapore is commonly termed as a "melting pot" of various re ...

                                               

Religion in Syria

Religion in Syria refers to the range of religions practiced by the citizens of Syria. Historically, the region has been a mosaic of diverse faiths with a range of different sects within each of these religious communities. The majority of Syrian ...

                                               

Religion in Slovakia

Christianity is the predominant religion in Slovakia. The majority of Slovaks belong to the Latin Church of Catholicism; with the addition of a further 4% of Greek Catholics, all Catholics account for 66%. Members of a Protestant denomination, ma ...

                                               

Religion in Slovenia

The dominant religion in Slovenia is Christianity, primarily the Catholic Church, the largest Christian denomination in the country. Other Christian groups having significant followings in the country include Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism. ...

                                               

Religion in Somalia

The major religion in Somalia is Islam. There is a small Christian community in Somalia mainly living amongst Somali Muslims in the Banaadir region. Additionally, some people in the southern part of the country practice traditional faiths, includ ...

                                               

Religion in Sudan

Religion plays an important role in Sudan, with 97% of the countrys population adhering to Islam. The vast majority of Muslims in Sudan are Sunni belonging to the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence. Protestants are about 5% of the population ...

                                               

Religion in Suriname

Religion in Suriname is characterized by a range of religious beliefs and practices due to its ethnic diversity. The government is vocally supportive of religious diversity and tolerance, and these attitudes are present in general society as well ...

                                               

Religion in Thailand

There is no official state religion in the Thai constitution, which guarantees religious freedom for all Thai citizens, though the king is required by law to be a Theravada Buddhist. The main religion practised in Thailand is Buddhism, but there ...

                                               

Religion in Tanzania

Christianity is the largest religion in Tanzania according to the most recent estimates. There are also substantial Muslim and Animist minorities. Current statistics on the relative sizes of various religions in Tanzania are limited because relig ...

                                               

Religion in Tibet

The main religion in Tibet has been Buddhism since its outspread in the 8th century AD. The historical region of Tibet is nowadays mostly comprised by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and partly by the provinces of Qinghai and Sichuan. Before ...

                                               

Togo

Togo), officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The country extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lome is located. Togo covers 5 ...

                                               

Religion in Turkmenistan

The Turkmen of Turkmenistan, like their kin in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iran are predominantly Muslims. According to the CIA World Factbook, Turkmenistan is 93% Muslim and 10% Eastern Orthodox. Most ethnic Russians are Orthodox Christians. Th ...

                                               

Religion in Turkey

Islam is the largest religion in Turkey according to the state, with 98% of the population being automatically registered by the state as Muslim, for anyone whose parents are not of any other officially recognised religion and remaining 1% are no ...

                                               

Religion in Uganda

Uganda is a religiously diverse nation with Christianity being the most widely professed religion. According to the 2014 census, over 84 percent of the population was Christian while about 14 percent of the population adhered to Islam, making it ...

                                               

Religion in Wales

Christianity is the largest religion in Wales. Until 1920 the established church was the Church of England, but from 1920 the disestablished Church in Wales, still Anglican, was self-governing. Wales also has a strong tradition of nonconformism, ...

                                               

Religion in the Federated States of Micronesia

The population of the Federated States of Micronesia is predominantly Christian, although the representation of various denominations varies greatly from state to state. The government generally upholds the freedom of religion, but the small Musl ...

                                               

Religion in Finland

Finland is a predominantly Christian nation where just under 69% of the 5.5 million overall population are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, 27.4% are unaffiliated, and 0.7% follow other religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhi ...

                                               

Religion in Croatia

The most widely professed religion in Croatia is Christianity and a large majority of the Croatian population declare themselves to be members of the Catholic Church. Croatia has no official religion and Freedom of religion is a right defined by ...

                                               

Religion in Chad

The majority of Chadians are Muslims, with Christians making up a substantial minority of 40-45%. Among Chadian Muslims, 48% professed to be Sunni, 21% Shia, 4% Ahmadi and 23% just Muslim. Muslims are largely concentrated in northern and eastern ...

                                               

Religion in Montenegro

Religion in Montenegro refers to adherents, communities, institutions and organizations of various religions in Montenegro. While Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religious denomination in Montenegro, there are also sizable numbers o ...

                                               

Religion in the Czech Republic

Religion in the Czech Republic was dominated by Christianity until at least the early 20th century, but today Czechia is characterised as being one of the least religious societies in Europe. Since the 1620 Battle of White Mountain religious sphe ...

                                               

Religion in Chile

The declining majority religion in Chile, according to a 2019 survey Encuesta Nacional Bicentenario, is still Christianity, with an estimated 45% of Chileans belonging to the Catholic Church, 32% not religiously affiliated, 18% to Protestant or E ...

                                               

Religion in Sweden

Religion in Sweden has, over the years, become increasingly diverse. Christianity was the religion of virtually all of the Swedish population from the 12th to the early 20th century, but it has rapidly declined throughout the late 20th and early ...

                                               

Religion in Eritrea

Religion in Eritrea mainly consists of Abrahamic faiths. Since May 2002, the Eritrean government has officially recognized the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Eritrean Catholic Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea, and Sunni ...

                                               

Religion in Eswatini

Christianity is the dominant religion in Eswatini. The relative prevalence percentage vary by source. According to Pew Research, over 88% of the total 1.2 million population of Eswatini express Christianity to be their faith, over 0.2% express no ...

                                               

Religion in Estonia

Estonia, historically a Lutheran Protestant nation, is today one of the "least religious" countries in the world in terms of declared attitudes, with only 14 percent of the population declaring religion to be an important part of their daily life ...

                                               

Religion in Ethiopia

Religion in Ethiopia consists of a number of faiths. Among these mainly Abrahamic religions, the most numerous is Christianity totaling at 62.8%, followed by Islam at 33.9%. There is also a longstanding but small Jewish community. Some adherents ...