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The World's Religions     "From The World Factbook 2004"  


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The World's Religions
(From The World Factbook 2004)
(Used by Permission)


Afghanistan     Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1%

Albania     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.

Algeria     Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%

American Samoa     Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%

Andorra     Roman Catholic (predominant)

Angola     indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)

Anguilla     Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%

Antigua and Barbuda     Christian, (predominantly Anglican with other Protestant, and some Roman Catholic)

Argentina     nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

Armenia     Armenian Apostolic 94%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (Zoroastrian/animist) 2%

Aruba     Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish

Australia     Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6%

Austria     Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 0.1%, none 17.4%

Azerbaijan     Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.) note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower

Bahamas, The     Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%

Bahrain     Shi'a Muslim 70%, Sunni Muslim 30%

Bangladesh     Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)

Barbados     Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%

Belarus     Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

Belgium     Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%

Belize     Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Anglican 5.3%, Methodist 3.5%, Mennonite 4.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Pentecostal 7.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), none 9.4%, other 14% (2000)

Benin     indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%

Bermuda     non-Anglican Protestant 39%, Anglican 27%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 19%

Bhutan     Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

Bolivia     Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)

Bosnia and Herzegovina     Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14%

Botswana     indigenous beliefs 85%, Christian 15%

Brazil     Roman Catholic (nominal) 80%

British Virgin Islands     Protestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 15%), Roman Catholic 10%, none 2%, other 2% (1991)

Brunei     Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%

Bulgaria     Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Roman Catholic 1.7%, Jewish 0.1%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 3.4% (1998)

Burkina Faso     indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%

Burma     Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%

Burundi     Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%

Cambodia     Theravada Buddhist 95%, other 5%

Cameroon     indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Canada     Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 36%, other 18% note: based on the 1991 census

Cape Verde     Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)

Cayman Islands     United Church (Presbyterian and Congregational), Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, other Protestant, Roman Catholic

Central African Republic     indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority

Chad     Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%, other 7%

Chile     Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish negligible

China     Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4% note: officially atheist (2002 est.)

Christmas Island     Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21% (1997)

Cocos (Keeling) Islands     Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20% (2002 est.)

Colombia     Roman Catholic 90%

Comoros     Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%

Congo, Democratic Republic of the     Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs 10%

Congo, Republic of the     Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%

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