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Religions of the world:

Religious makeup of countries D to M

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In the table below:

bulletNumbers are shown as percentage of the total population.

bulletThe following abbreviations are used:
bulletA Atheist
bulletB Buddhist
bulletC Christian
bulletEL Evangelical Lutheran
bulletH Hindu
bulletI Indigenous, Aboriginal, Animist, Traditional faith groups
bulletJ Judaism
bulletM Muslim
bulletN None
bulletO Orthodox Christian
bulletP Protestant Christian
bulletR Roman Catholic Christian
bulletSh Shi'a Muslim
bulletSu Sunni Muslim
bulletT Taoism

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Countries whose names begin with the letter A to C and N to Z are listed separately.

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It is important to realize that these data are typically based on surveys of adults. In many countries, the vast majority of citizens are only nominally affiliated with a religious group. In much of Europe, less than 15% of the population actually attend church or other religious establishment weekly. In the U.S., about 40% say that they attend weekly; only 20% actually do. In Canada the corresponding numbers are about 20% and 10%

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Country Formal Name Religious Makeup
 
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark EL 91
Djibouti Republic of Djibouti M 94; C 6
Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica R 77; P 15
 
Dominican Republic Same R 95
Ecuador Republic of Ecuador R 95
Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt M 94; C & other 6
El Salvador Republic of El Salvador R 75; some P
Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea Mainly R
Eritrea State of Eritrea M 50; C 50
Estonia Republic of Estonia Mainly EL
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia M 47; Ethiopian O 37; I 12
Fiji Republic of Fiji C 52; H 38; M 8
Finland Republic of Finland EL 89
France French Republic R 90
Gabon Gabonese Republic C 80; I 19
The Gambia Republic of The Gambia M 90; C 9
Georgia Republic of Georgia Georgian O 65; M 11; Russian O 10
Germany Federal Republic of Germany P 38; R 34
Ghana Republic of Ghana I 38; M 30; C 24
Greece Hellenic Republic Greek O* 98
Grenada Same R 53; P 33
Guatemala Republic of Guatemala Mostly R; some P & Mayan
Guinea Republic of Guinea M 85; C 8
Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau I 65; M 30; C 5
Guyana Co-operative Republic of Guyana C 57; H 33; M 9
Haiti Republic of Haiti R 80; P 16; Vodun widely practiced
Honduras Republic of Honduras No consensus 5
Hungary Republic of Hungary R 68; Calvinist 20; Lutheran 5
 
Iceland Republic of Iceland EL 96
India Republic of India H 80; M 14
Indonesia Republic of Indonesia M 87; P 6
Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Sh 89; Su 10
Iraq Republic of Iraq Sh 63; Su 34
Ireland Same R 93; Anglican 3
Israel State of Israel J 82; M 14
Italy Italian Republic C 98
Jamaica Same P 56; C 5; other 39
Japan Same B/Shinto shared 84
Jordon Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Su 92; C 8
Kazakhstan Republic of Kazakhstan M 47; Russian O 44
Kenya Republic of Kenya P 38; R 28; I 26
Kiribati Republic of Kiribati R 53; P 41
Korea, North Democratic People's Republic of Korea No reliable data; B, Confucianism, Chondogyo
Korea, South Republic of Korea C 49; B 47
Kosovo Republic of Kosova M 85; Serbian O 8; C 3
Kuwait State of Kuwait M 85
Kyrgystan Republic of Kyrgystan Mainly Su
Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic B 60; Animist & other 40
Latvia Republic of Latvia Lutheran, R, Russian O
Lebanon Republic of Lebanon M 70; C 30
Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho C 80; I 20
Liberia Republic of Liberia I 70; M 20; C 10
Libya Socalist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Su 97
Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein R 80; P 7
Lithuania Republic of Lithuania Mainly R
 
Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg R 97
Macedonia Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia O 67; M 30
Madagascar Republic of Madagascar I 52; C 41; M 7
Malawi Republic of Malawi P 55; M 20; R 20
Malaysia Same M, H, B, C
Maldives Republic of Maldives Mainly Su
Mali Republic of Mali M 90; I 9
Malta Republic of Malta R 98
Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands P 63
Mauritania Islamic Republic of Mauritania M 100
Mauritius Republic of Mauritius H 52; C 28; M 17
Mexico United Mexican States R 89; M 6
Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia R 50; P 47
Moldova Republic of Moldova O 99
Monaco Principality of Monaco R 95
Mongolia Same Mostly Tibetan B
Morocco Kingdom of Morocco Su 99
Mozambique Republic of Mozambique I 50; C 30; M 20
Myanmar (formerly Burma) Union of Myanmar B 89; C 4; M 4

* Established as the state religion.

Although care was taken in the preparation of this data, we cannot be responsible for any errors or their consequences.

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Countries whose names begin with the letter A to D and N to Z are listed separately.

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References:

  1. "The World Almanac and book of facts, 1999," World Almanac Books, (1998) Most of the above data was derived from this book. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store 
  2. Philip M. Parker, "Religious Cultures of the world," (1997). Read reviews or order this book "Over 26,000 statistics are provided for over 70 religious groups covering a number of social, economic, and business variables. A significant review of literature is also included."
  3. "The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt," The Coptic Network, at: http://www.coptic.net/ 
  4. David Crystal, Ed., "The Cambridge Factfinder," Cambridge Univ. Press, (1994) Read reviews or order the 1998 edition of this book
  5. Data for Honduras is controversial. The CIA World Factbook at: https://www.cia.gov/ gives 97% Catholic; 3% Protestant. Operation World at: http://www.operationworld.org/ gives 23% Evangelical. CID Gallup gives 36% Evangelical/Protestant. Good luck to anyone who is trying to determine reality.

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Copyright © 1999 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2011-FEB-21
Compiled by B.A. Robinson

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