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This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below.|Baha'i - Founded by Mirza Husayn-Ali (known as Baha'u'llah) in Iran in 1852, Baha'i faith emphasizes monotheism and believes in one eternal transcendent God. Its guiding focus is to encourage the unity of all peoples on the earth so that justice and peace may be achieved on earth. Baha'i revelation contends the prophets of major world religions reflect some truth or element of the divine, believes all were manifestations of God given to specific communities in specific times, and that Baha'u'llah is an additional prophet meant to call all humankind. Bahais are an open community, located worldwide, with the greatest concentration of believers in South Asia.|Buddhism - Religion or philosophy inspired by the 5th century B.C. teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (also known as Gautama Buddha 'the enlightened one'). Buddhism focuses on the goal of spiritual enlightenment centered on an understanding of Gautama Buddha's Four Noble Truths on the nature of suffering, and on the Eightfold Path of spiritual and moral practice, to break the cycle of suffering of which we are a part. Buddhism ascribes to a karmic system of rebirth. Several schools and sects of Buddhism exist, differing often on the nature of the Buddha, the extent to which enlightenment can be achieved - for one or for all, and by whom - religious orders or laity.|Basic Groupings|Theravada Buddhism: The oldest Buddhist school, Theravada is practiced mostly in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Thailand, with minority representation elsewhere in Asia and the West. Theravadans follow the Pali Canon of Buddha's teachings, and believe that one may escape the cycle of rebirth, worldly attachment, and suffering for oneself; this process may take one or several lifetimes.|Mahayana Buddhism, including subsets Zen and Tibetan (Lamaistic) Buddhism: Forms of Mahayana Buddhism are common in East Asia and Tibet, and parts of the West. Mahayanas have additional scriptures beyond the Pali Canon and believe the Buddha is eternal and still teaching. Unlike Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana schools maintain the Buddha-nature is present in all beings and all will ultimately achieve enlightenment.|Hoa Hao: a minority tradition of Buddhism practiced in Vietnam that stresses lay participation, primarily by peasant farmers; it eschews expensive ceremonies and temples and relocates the primary practices into the home.|Christianity - Descending from Judaism, Christianity's central belief maintains Jesus of Nazareth is the promised messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures, and that his life, death, and resurrection are salvific for the world. Christianity is one of the three monotheistic Abrahamic faiths, along with Islam and Judaism, which traces its spiritual lineage to Abraham of the Hebrew Scriptures. Its sacred texts include the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament (or the Christian Gospels).|Basic Groupings|Catholicism (or Roman Catholicism): This is the oldest established western Christian church and the world's largest single religious body. It is supranational, and recognizes a hierarchical structure with the Pope, or Bishop of Rome, as its head, located at the Vatican. Catholics believe the Pope is the divinely ordered head of the Church from a direct spiritual legacy of Jesus' apostle Peter. Catholicism is comprised of 23 particular Churches, or Rites - one Western (Roman or Latin-Rite) and 22 Eastern. The Latin Rite is by far the largest, making up about 98% of Catholic membership. Eastern-Rite Churches, such as the Maronite Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Church, are in communion with Rome although they preserve their own worship traditions and their immediate hierarchy consists of clergy within their own rite. The Catholic Church has a comprehensive theological and moral doctrine specified for believers in its catechism, which makes it unique among most forms of Christianity.|Mormonism (including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints): Originating in 1830 in the United States under Joseph Smith, Mormonism is not characterized as a form of Protestant Christianity because it claims additional revealed Christian scriptures after the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. The Book of Mormon maintains there was an appearance of Jesus in the New World following the Christian account of his resurrection, and that the Americas are uniquely blessed continents. Mormonism believes earlier Christian traditions, such as the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant reform faiths, are apostasies and that Joseph Smith's revelation of the Book of Mormon is a restoration of true Christianity. Mormons have a hierarchical religious leadership structure, and actively proselytize their faith; they are located primarily in the Americas and in a number of other Western countries.|Jehovah's Witnesses structure their faith on the Christian Bible, but their rejection of the Trinity is distinct from mainstream Christianity. They believe that a Kingdom of God, the Theocracy, will emerge following Armageddon and usher in a new earthly society. Adherents are required to evangelize and to follow a strict moral code.|Orthodox Christianity: The oldest established eastern form of Christianity, the Holy Orthodox Church, has a ceremonial head in the Bishop of Constantinople (Istanbul), also known as a Patriarch, but its various regional forms (e.g., Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox) are autocephalous (independent of Constantinople's authority, and have their own Patriarchs). Orthodox churches are highly nationalist and ethnic. The Orthodox Christian faith shares many theological tenets with the Roman Catholic Church, but diverges on some key premises and does not recognize the governing authority of the Pope.|Protestant Christianity: Protestant Christianity originated in the 16th century as an attempt to reform Roman Catholicism's practices, dogma, and theology. It encompasses several forms or denominations which are extremely varied in structure, beliefs, relationship to state, clergy, and governance. Many protestant theologies emphasize the primary role of scripture in their faith, advocating individual interpretation of Christian texts without the mediation of a final religious authority such as the Roman Pope. The oldest Protestant Christianities include Lutheranism, Calvinism (Presbyterians), and Anglican Christianity (Episcopalians), which have established liturgies, governing structure, and formal clergy. Other variants on Protestant Christianity, including Pentecostal movements and independent churches, may lack one or more of these elements, and their leadership and beliefs are individualized and dynamic.|Hinduism - Originating in the Vedic civilization of India (second and first millennium B.C.), Hinduism is an extremely diverse set of beliefs and practices with no single founder or religious authority. Hinduism has many scriptures; the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-Gita are among some of the most important. Hindus may worship one or many deities, usually with prayer rituals within their own home. The most common figures of devotion are the gods Vishnu, Shiva, and a mother goddess, Devi. Most Hindus believe the soul, or atman, is eternal, and goes through a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth (samsara) determined by one's positive or negative karma, or the consequences of one's actions. The goal of religious life is to learn to act so as to finally achieve liberation (moksha) of one's soul, escaping the rebirth cycle.|Islam - The third of the monotheistic Abrahamic faiths, Islam originated with the teachings of Muhammad in the 7th century. Muslims believe Muhammad is the final of all religious prophets (beginning with Abraham) and that the Qu'ran, which is the Islamic scripture, was revealed to him by God. Islam derives from the word submission, and obedience to God is a primary theme in this religion. In order to live an Islamic life, believers must follow the five pillars, or tenets, of Islam, which are the testimony of faith (shahada), daily prayer (salah), giving alms (zakah), fasting during Ramadan (sawm), and the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj).|Basic Groupings|The two primary branches of Islam are Sunni and Shia, which split from each other over a religio-political leadership dispute about the rightful successor to Muhammad. The Shia believe Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, was the only divinely ordained Imam (religious leader), while the Sunni maintain the first three caliphs after Muhammad were also legitimate authorities. In modern Islam, Sunnis and Shia continue to have different views of acceptable schools of Islamic jurisprudence, and who is a proper Islamic religious authority. Islam also has an active mystical branch, Sufism, with various Sunni and Shia subsets.|Sunni Islam accounts for over 75% of the world's Muslim population. It recognizes the Abu Bakr as the first caliph after Muhammad. Sunni has four schools of Islamic doctrine and law - Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, and Hanbali - which uniquely interpret the Hadith, or recorded oral traditions of Muhammad. A Sunni Muslim may elect to follow any one of these schools, as all are considered equally valid.|Shia Islam represents 10-20% of Muslims worldwide, and its distinguishing feature is its reverence for Ali as an infallible, divinely inspired leader, and as the first Imam of the Muslim community after Muhammad. A majority of Shia are known as 'Twelvers,' because they believe that the 11 familial successor imams after Muhammad culminate in a 12th Imam (al-Mahdi) who is hidden in the world and will reappear at its end to redeem the righteous.|Variants|Ismaili faith: A sect of Shia Islam, its adherents are also known as 'Seveners,' because they believe that the rightful seventh Imam in Islamic leadership was Isma'il, the elder son of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq. Ismaili tradition awaits the return of the seventh Imam as the Mahdi, or Islamic messianic figure. Ismailis are located in various parts of the world, particularly South Asia and the Levant.|Alawi faith: Another Shia sect of Islam, the name reflects followers' devotion to the religious authority of Ali. Alawites are a closed, secretive religious group who assert they are Shia Muslims, although outside scholars speculate their beliefs may have a syncretic mix with other faiths originating in the Middle East. Alawis live mostly in Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey.|Druze faith: A highly secretive tradition and a closed community that derives from the Ismaili sect of Islam; its core beliefs are thought to emphasize a combination of Gnostic principles believing that the Fatimid caliph, al-Hakin, is the one who embodies the key aspects of goodness of the universe, which are, the intellect, the word, the soul, the preceder, and the follower. The Druze have a key presence in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.|Jainism - Originating in India, Jain spiritual philosophy believes in an eternal human soul, the eternal universe, and a principle of 'the own nature of things.' It emphasizes compassion for all living things, seeks liberation of the human soul from reincarnation through enlightenment, and values personal responsibility due to the belief in the immediate consequences of one's behavior. Jain philosophy teaches non-violence and prescribes vegetarianism for monks and laity alike; its adherents are a highly influential religious minority in Indian society.|Judaism - One of the first known monotheistic religions, likely dating to between 2000-1500 B.C., Judaism is the native faith of the Jewish people, based upon the belief in a covenant of responsibility between a sole omnipotent creator God and Abraham, the patriarch of Judaism's Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh. Divine revelation of principles and prohibitions in the Hebrew Scriptures form the basis of Jewish law, or halakhah, which is a key component of the faith. While there are extensive traditions of Jewish halakhic and theological discourse, there is no final dogmatic authority in the tradition. Local communities have their own religious leadership. Modern Judaism has three basic categories of faith: Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform/Liberal. These differ in their views and observance of Jewish law, with the Orthodox representing the most traditional practice, and Reform/Liberal communities the most accommodating of individualized interpretations of Jewish identity and faith.|Shintoism - A native animist tradition of Japan, Shinto practice is based upon the premise that every being and object has its own spirit or kami. Shinto practitioners worship several particular kamis, including the kamis of nature, and families often have shrines to their ancestors' kamis. Shintoism has no fixed tradition of prayers or prescribed dogma, but is characterized by individual ritual. Respect for the kamis in nature is a key Shinto value. Prior to the end of World War II, Shinto was the state religion of Japan, and bolstered the cult of the Japanese emperor.|Sikhism - Founded by the Guru Nanak (born 1469), Sikhism believes in a non-anthropomorphic, supreme, eternal, creator God; centering one's devotion to God is seen as a means of escaping the cycle of rebirth. Sikhs follow the teachings of Nanak and nine subsequent gurus. Their scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib - also known as the Adi Granth - is considered the living Guru, or final authority of Sikh faith and theology. Sikhism emphasizes equality of humankind and disavows caste, class, or gender discrimination.|Taoism - Chinese philosophy or religion based upon Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, which centers on belief in the Tao, or the way, as the flow of the universe and the nature of things. Taoism encourages a principle of non-force, or wu-wei, as the means to live harmoniously with the Tao. Taoists believe the esoteric world is made up of a perfect harmonious balance and nature, while in the manifest world - particularly in the body - balance is distorted. The Three Jewels of the Tao - compassion, simplicity, and humility - serve as the basis for Taoist ethics.|Zoroastrianism - Originating from the teachings of Zoroaster in about the 9th or 10th century B.C., Zoroastrianism may be the oldest continuing creedal religion. Its key beliefs center on a transcendent creator God, Ahura Mazda, and the concept of free will. The key ethical tenets of Zoroastrianism expressed in its scripture, the Avesta, are based on a dualistic worldview where one may prevent chaos if one chooses to serve God and exercises good thoughts, good words, and good deeds. Zoroastrianism is generally a closed religion and members are almost always born to Zoroastrian parents. Prior to the spread of Islam, Zoroastrianism dominated greater Iran. Today, though a minority, Zoroastrians remain primarily in Iran, India (where they are known as Parsi), and Pakistan.|Traditional beliefs|Animism: the belief that non-human entities contain souls or spirits.|Badimo: a form of ancestor worship of the Tswana people of Botswana.|Confucianism: an ideology that humans are perfectible through self-cultivation and self-creation; developed from teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Confucianism has strongly influenced the culture and beliefs of East Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam.|Inuit beliefs are a form of shamanism (see below) based on animistic principles of the Inuit or Eskimo peoples.|Kirant: the belief system of the Kirat, a people who live mainly in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is primarily a form of polytheistic shamanism, but includes elements of animism and ancestor worship.|Pagan is a blanket term used to describe many unconnected belief practices throughout history, usually in reference to religions outside of the Abrahamic category (monotheistic faiths like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).|Shamanism: beliefs and practices promoting communication with the spiritual world. Shamanistic beliefs are organized around a shaman or medicine man who - as an intermediary between the human and spirit world - is believed to be able to heal the sick (by healing their souls), communicate with the spirit world, and help souls into the afterlife through the practice of entering a trance. In shaman-based religions, the shaman is also responsible for leading sacred rites.|Spiritualism: the belief that souls and spirits communicate with the living usually through intermediaries called mediums.|Syncretic (fusion of diverse religious beliefs and practices)|Cao Dai: a nationalistic Vietnamese sect, officially established in 1926, that draws practices and precepts from Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Catholicism.|Chondogyo: or the religion of the Heavenly Way, is based on Korean shamanism, Buddhism, and Korean folk traditions, with some elements drawn from Christianity. Formulated in the 1860s, it holds that God lives in all of us and strives to convert society into a paradise on earth, populated by believers transformed into intelligent moral beings with a high social conscience.|Kimbanguist: a puritan form of the Baptist denomination founded by Simon Kimbangu in the 1920s in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Adherents believe that salvation comes through Jesus' death and resurrection, like Christianity, but additionally that living a spiritually pure life following strict codes of conduct is required for salvation.|Modekngei: a hybrid of Christianity and ancient Palauan culture and oral traditions founded around 1915 on the island of Babeldaob. Adherents simultaneously worship Jesus Christ and Palauan goddesses.|Rastafarian: an afro-centrist ideology and movement based on Christianity that arose in Jamaica in the 1930s; it believes that Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930-74, was the incarnation of the second coming of Jesus.|Santeria: practiced in Cuba, the merging of the Yoruba religion of Nigeria with Roman Catholicism and native Indian traditions. Its practitioners believe that each person has a destiny and eventually transcends to merge with the divine creator and source of all energy, Olorun.|Voodoo/Vodun: a form of spirit and ancestor worship combined with some Christian faiths, especially Catholicism. Haitian and Louisiana Voodoo, which have included more Catholic practices, are separate from West African Vodun, which has retained a focus on spirit worship.|Non-religious|Agnosticism: the belief that most things are unknowable. In regard to religion it is usually characterized as neither a belief nor non belief in a deity.|Atheism: the belief that there are no deities of any kind.

1flag of NamibiaNamibia80 
2flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsSeventh-Day Adventist 100% 
3flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsChristian 
4flag of NorwayNorwayEvangelical Lutheran 87.8% 
5flag of Sunni Muslim Shi'a Muslim HinduSunni Muslim Shi'a Muslim HinduIbadhi Muslim 75% 
6flag of PakistanPakistanMuslim 97% 
7flag of PalauPalauChristian 
8flag of Protestant 15%Protestant 15%Roman Catholic 85% 
9flag of Lutheran 16%Lutheran 16%Roman Catholic 22% 
10flag of Mennonite and other Protestant denominationsMennonite and other Protestant denominationsRoman Catholic 90% 
11flag of PeruPeruRoman Catholic 
12flag of Protestant 9%Protestant 9%Roman Catholic 83% 
13flag of AfghanistanAfghanistanSunni Muslim 84% Shi'a Muslim 15% other 1% 
14flag of Roman Catholic 11.7%Roman Catholic 11.7%Anglican 39% 
15flag of Protestant denominations 1%Protestant denominations 1%Roman Catholic 97% 
16flag of Protestant denominations and other 15%Protestant denominations and other 15%Roman Catholic 85% 
17flag of QatarQatarMuslim 95% 
18flag of Roman Catholic 6%Roman Catholic 6%Romanian Orthodox 70% 
19flag of RussiaRussiaRussian Orthodox Muslim other 
20flag of Protestant 9%Protestant 9%Roman Catholic 65% 
21flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaAnglican 
22flag of Protestant 7%Protestant 7%Roman Catholic 90% 
23flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesAnglican Methodist Roman Catholic Seventh-Day Adventist 
24flag of San MarinoSan MarinoRoman Catholic 
25flag of PolandPolandRoman Catholic 95% 
26flag of Protestant 30%Protestant 30%Roman Catholic 60% 
27flag of Indigenous beliefs 6%Indigenous beliefs 6%Muslim 92% 
28flag of MaldivesMaldivesSunni Muslim 
29flag of LibyaLibyaSunni Muslim 97% 
30flag of Protestant 8.3%Protestant 8.3%Roman Catholic 87.3% 
31flag of LithuaniaLithuaniaRoman Catholic Lutheran other 
32flag of Protestant and Jewish 3%Protestant and Jewish 3%Roman Catholic 97% 
33flag of MacauMacauBuddhist 45% Roman Catholic 7% Protestant 1% none 45.8% other 1 
34flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaEastern Orthodox 67%; Muslim 30%; Other 3% 
35flag of Christian 41%Christian 41%Indigenous beliefs 52% 
36flag of Roman Catholic 20%Roman Catholic 20%Protestant 55% 
37flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaPeninsular Malaysia:Muslim 
38flag of Indigenous beliefs 9%Indigenous beliefs 9%Muslim 90% 
39flag of Christian 4%Christian 4%Buddhist 89% 
40flag of MaltaMaltaRoman Catholic 98% 
41flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall IslandsChristian 
42flag of Hindu and pagan African 5%Hindu and pagan African 5%Roman Catholic 95% 
43flag of MauritaniaMauritaniaMuslim 100% 
44flag of Christian 28.3%Christian 28.3%Hindu 52% 
45flag of ChristianChristianMuslim 99% 
46flag of Jewish 1.5%Jewish 1.5%Eastern Orthodox 98.5% 
47flag of MongoliaMongoliaPredominantly Tibetan Buddhist Muslim 4% 
48flag of MontserratMontserratAnglican Methodist Roman Catholic Pentecostal Seventh-Day Adventist other Christian denominations 
49flag of Christian 1.1%Christian 1.1%Muslim 98.7% 
50flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaMuslim 100% 
51flag of Muslim 19%Muslim 19%Orthodox 65% 
52flag of Rest indigenous beliefsRest indigenous beliefsChristian 80% 
53flag of Roman Catholic 28%Roman Catholic 28%Protestant 56% 
54flag of TurkeyTurkeyMuslim 99.8% 
55flag of Eastern Orthodox 11%Eastern Orthodox 11%Muslim 87% 
56flag of Methodist 18.9%Methodist 18.9%Baptist 41.2% 
57flag of TuvaluTuvaluChurch of Tuvalu 
58flag of Roman Catholic 34%Roman Catholic 34%Baptist 42% 
59flag of Protestant 33%Protestant 33%Roman Catholic 33% 
60flag of UkraineUkraineUkrainian Orthodox_Moscow Patriarchate Ukrainian Orthodox_Kiev Patriarchate Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Ukrainian Catholic 
61flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesMuslim 96% 
62flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdom0 
63flag of UruguayUruguayRoman Catholic 66% 
64flag of Hindu 24.3%Hindu 24.3%Roman Catholic 32.2% 
65flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanMuslim 88% 
66flag of Anglican 15%Anglican 15%Presbyterian 36.7% 
67flag of Protestant 2%Protestant 2%Nominally Roman Catholic 96% 
68flag of VietnamVietnamBuddhist Taoist Roman Catholic indigenous beliefs Islam Protestant 
69flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaRoman Catholic 
70flag of West BankWest BankMuslim 75% 
71flag of Western SaharaWestern SaharaMuslim 
72flag of Western SamoaWestern SamoaChristian 99.7% 
73flag of YemenYemenMuslim including Sha'fi 
74flag of Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%Christian 50%-75% 
75flag of Christian 1%Christian 1%Muslim 98% 
76flag of TongaTongaChristian 
77flag of Anglican 8%Anglican 8%Roman Catholic 90% 
78flag of SudanSudanSunni Muslim 70% 
79flag of Indigenous beliefs 30%Indigenous beliefs 30%Muslim 60% 
80flag of SingaporeSingaporeBuddhist 
81flag of Atheist 9.7%Atheist 9.7%Roman Catholic 60.3% 
82flag of SloveniaSloveniaRoman Catholic 96% 
83flag of Roman Catholic 19%Roman Catholic 19%Anglican 34% 
84flag of SomaliaSomaliaSunni Muslim 
85flag of South AfricaSouth AfricaChristian 
86flag of Buddhism 47.4%Buddhism 47.4%Christianity 48.6% 
87flag of Other sects 1%Other sects 1%Roman Catholic 99% 
88flag of Hindu 15%Hindu 15%Buddhist 69% 
89flag of Muslim 19.6%Muslim 19.6%Hindu 27.4% 
90flag of Roman Catholic 28%Roman Catholic 28%Congregational Christian Church 70% 
91flag of Indigenous beliefs 40%Indigenous beliefs 40%Christian 60% 
92flag of Roman Catholic 1.5%Roman Catholic 1.5%Evangelical Lutheran 94% 
93flag of Protestant 44.3%Protestant 44.3%Roman Catholic 47.6% 
94flag of Alawite Druze and other Muslim sects 16%Alawite Druze and other Muslim sects 16%Sunni Muslim 74% 
95flag of Christian 4.5%Christian 4.5%Mixture of Buddhist Confucian and Taoist 93% 
96flag of Shi'a Muslim 5%Shi'a Muslim 5%Sunni Muslim 80% 
97flag of Muslim 3.8%Muslim 3.8%Buddhism 95% 
98flag of Anglican 20%Anglican 20%Baptist 32% 
99flag of Christian 9%Christian 9%Muslim 90% 
100flag of Christian 20%Christian 20%Indigenous beliefs 70% 
101flag of Muslim 20%Muslim 20%Traditional 70% 
102flag of LebanonLebanonIslam 70% 
103flag of Albanian Orthodox 20%Albanian Orthodox 20%Muslim 70% 
104flag of Roman Catholic 14%Roman Catholic 14%Sunni Muslim 86% 
105flag of Other 5%Other 5%Theravada Buddhism 95% 
106flag of Christian 33%Christian 33%Indigenous beliefs 51% 
107flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsUnited Church 
108flag of Christian 25%Christian 25%Muslim 50% 
109flag of Protestant 11%Protestant 11%Roman Catholic 89% 
110flag of ChinaChinaDaoism 
111flag of Muslim 10%Muslim 10%Buddhist 55% 
112flag of Christian 22%Christian 22%Sunni Muslim 57% 
113flag of ColombiaColombiaRoman Catholic 95% 
114flag of Animist 48%Animist 48%Christian 50% 
115flag of BurundiBurundiChristian 67% 
116flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsChristian 
117flag of Orthodox 11.1%Orthodox 11.1%Catholic 76.5% 
118flag of CubaCubaNominally Roman Catholic 85% prior to Castro assuming power 
119flag of Muslim 18%Muslim 18%Greek Orthodox 78% 
120flag of Roman Catholic 39.2%Roman Catholic 39.2%Atheist 39.8% 
121flag of Muslim 60%Muslim 60%Indigenous 25% 
122flag of Other Protestant and Roman Catholic 2%Other Protestant and Roman Catholic 2%Evangelical Lutheran 91% 
123flag of Christian 6%Christian 6%Muslim 94% 
124flag of Protestant 15%Protestant 15%Roman Catholic 77% 
125flag of Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicRoman Catholic 95% 
126flag of Cabo VerdeCabo VerdeRoman Catholicism fused with indigenous beliefs 
127flag of Muslim 50%Muslim 50%Indigenous beliefs 40% 
128flag of EgyptEgyptMuslim 
129flag of Sunni Muslim 30%Sunni Muslim 30%Shi'a Muslim 70% 
130flag of AlgeriaAlgeriaSunni Muslim 
131flag of Roman Catholic 20%Roman Catholic 20%Christian Congregationalist 50% 
132flag of AndorraAndorraRoman Catholic 
133flag of Methodist 33%Methodist 33%Anglican 40% 
134flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaAnglican 
135flag of ArgentinaArgentinaNominally Roman Catholic 90% 
136flag of ArmeniaArmeniaArmenian Orthodox 94% 
137flag of Protestant 8%Protestant 8%Roman Catholic 82% 
138flag of Protestant 6%Protestant 6%Roman Catholic 85% 
139flag of Russian Orthodox 2.5%Russian Orthodox 2.5%Muslim 93.4% 
140flag of Hindu 16%Hindu 16%Muslim 83% 
141flag of Muslim 13%Muslim 13%Bulgarian Orthodox 85% 
142flag of BarbadosBarbadosProtestant 67% 
143flag of BelarusBelarusEastern Orthodox other 
144flag of Protestant 30%Protestant 30%Roman Catholic 62% 
145flag of Roman Catholic 14%Roman Catholic 14%Anglican 37% 
146flag of Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%Lamaistic Buddhism 75% 
147flag of ProtestantProtestantRoman Catholic 95% 
148flag of Orthodox 31%Orthodox 31%Muslim 40% 
149flag of BrazilBrazilRoman Catholic 
150flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsProtestant 86% 
151flag of BruneiBruneiMuslim 
152flag of EcuadorEcuadorRoman Catholic 95% 
153flag of El SalvadorEl SalvadorRoman Catholic 75% 
154flag of LatviaLatviaLutheran Roman Catholic Russian Orthodox 
155flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManAnglican Roman Catholic Methodist Baptist Presbyterian Society of Friends 
156flag of Holy SeeHoly SeeRoman Catholic 
157flag of Hong KongHong Kongeclectic mixture of local religions 90% Christian 10% 
158flag of Calvinist 20%Calvinist 20%Roman Catholic 67.5% 
159flag of Other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%Other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%Evangelical Lutheran 96% 
160flag of Muslim 14%Muslim 14%Hindu 80% 
161flag of Protestant 6%Protestant 6%Muslim 87% 
162flag of Sunni Muslim 4%Sunni Muslim 4%Shi'a Muslim 95% 
163flag of IraqIraqMuslim 97% 
164flag of Anglican 3%Anglican 3%Roman Catholic 93% 
165flag of Islam 14%Islam 14%Judaism 82% 
166flag of Hindu 33%Hindu 33%Christian 57% 
167flag of Other 2%Other 2%Roman Catholic 98% 
168flag of JamaicaJamaicaProtestant 55.9% 
169flag of Other 16%Other 16%Observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84% 
170flag of JerseyJerseyAnglican Roman Catholic Baptist Congregational New Church Methodist Presbyterian 
171flag of Christian 8%Christian 8%Sunni Muslim 92% 
172flag of KenyaKenyaProtestant 
173flag of ProtestantProtestantRoman Catholic 52.6% 
174flag of KuwaitKuwaitMuslim 85% 
175flag of Russian OrthodoxRussian OrthodoxMuslim 70% 
176flag of Animist and other 40%Animist and other 40%Buddhist 60% 
177flag of HaitiHaitiRoman Catholic 80% 
178flag of Christian 8%Christian 8%Muslim 85% 
179flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineaNominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic pagan practices 
180flag of Muslim less than 1%Muslim less than 1%Christian 55%-75% 
181flag of EritreaEritreaMuslim Coptic Christian Roman Catholic Protestant 
182flag of EstoniaEstoniaLutheran 
183flag of Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%Muslim 45%-50% 
184flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsPrimarily Anglican Roman Catholic United Free Church Evangelist Church Jehovah's Witnesses Lutheran Seventh-Day Adventist 
185flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsEvangelical Lutheran 
186flag of Protestant 47%Protestant 47%Roman Catholic 50% 
187flag of Greek Orthodox 1%Greek Orthodox 1%Evangelical Lutheran 89% 
188flag of Protestant 2%Protestant 2%Roman Catholic 90% 
189flag of French GuianaFrench GuianaRoman Catholic 
190flag of Roman Catholic 30%Roman Catholic 30%Protestant 54% 
191flag of Gaza StripGaza StripMuslim 
192flag of Muslim 30%Muslim 30%Indigenous beliefs 65% 
193flag of Russian Orthodox 10%Russian Orthodox 10%Georgian Orthodox 65% 
194flag of Roman Catholic 37%Roman Catholic 37%Protestant 45% 
195flag of Muslim 30%Muslim 30%Indigenous beliefs 38% 
196flag of Protestant 11%Protestant 11%Roman Catholic 74% 
197flag of Muslim 1.3%Muslim 1.3%Greek Orthodox 98% 
198flag of GreenlandGreenlandEvangelical Lutheran 
199flag of GrenadaGrenadaRoman Catholic Anglican other Protestant sects 
200flag of Hindu and pagan African 5%Hindu and pagan African 5%Roman Catholic 95% 
201flag of Other 2%Other 2%Roman Catholic 98% 
202flag of GuernseyGuernseyAnglican Roman Catholic Presbyterian Baptist Congregational Methodist 
203flag of ZimbabweZimbabweSyncretic 

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