Test

Catholic Church by country

Loading...
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Countries by number of Catholics in 2010.[1]
  More than 100 million
  More than 50 million
  More than 20 million
  More than 10 million
  More than 5 million
  More than 1 million

The Catholic Church is "the Catholic Communion of Churches, both Roman and Eastern, or Oriental, that are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome (the pope)."[2] The church is also known as the People of God, the Body of Christ, the "Temple of the Holy Spirit", among other names.[3] According to Vatican II's Gaudium et spes, the "church has but one sole purpose -- that the kingdom of God may come and the salvation of the human race may be accomplished."[4][5]

This communion of churches comprises the Latin Church (or the Roman or Western Church) as well as 23 Eastern Catholic Churches, canonically called sui juris churches, each led by either a patriarch or a major archbishop in full communion with the Holy See. Historically, these bodies separated from Eastern Christian communions, either to remain in or to return to full communion of the Catholic Church. Vatican II decree on Eastern Catholic Churches, however, explicitly recognizes Eastern Catholic communities as "true Churches" and not just rites within the Catholic Church.[6] This Communion of Churches "exists among and between the individual Churches and dioceses of the universal Catholic Church. Its structural expression is the College of Bishops, each of whom represents and embodies his own local church." [7]

Four Latin Church archbishops are also called patriarchs. This is only titular but gives them precedence in papal milieu. In the case of the Patriarch of Venice, he may wear the red vestments of a Cardinal. Archbishops and bishops administer individual dioceses as successors of the twelve apostles. They are responsible for the ordination, appointment, and supervision of parish priests and the oversight of all church affairs within their diocese except the internal affairs of religious orders of pontifical right. If the responsibility associated with a certain diocese is large, a bishop may be assisted by one or more auxiliary bishops, who are accorded a titular see. A diocese may also have a coadjutor bishop (coadjutor archbishop in the case of an archdiocese), who is effectively the "co-ruler" of the diocese and automatically succeeds to the office of bishop whenever the incumbent bishop leaves office. The title of primate refers to the bishop of the first diocese in a country or territory, which typically has grown into a metropolitan archdiocese, but carries no additional authority.[citation needed]

As of 17 October 2019, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction statistics for Latin/Roman/Western and Eastern Catholic Churches were as follows: one Holy See; nine Patriarchates; four Major Archdioceses; 559 Metropolitan Archdioceses; 76 Archdioceses; 2,244 Dioceses; 42 Prelatures; eleven Territorial Abbeys; fourteen Apostolic Exarchates; nine (Eastern Catholic Church) Ordinariates; 36 Military Ordinariates; three Personal Ordinariates; one Personal prelature; 83 Apostolic Vicariates; 39 Apostolic Prefectures; eight Apostolic Administrations; and eight Missions 'sui juris'.[citation needed]

The Catholic Church is the "world's oldest continuously functioning international institution."[8] It is also the largest non-government provider of education and health care in the world,[9] while the diplomatic status of the Holy See facilitates the access of its vast international network of charities.

Methodology[edit]

Most of the figures are taken from the CIA Factbook[10] or PEW Research Center Surveys.[11][12][13]

According to the CIA Factbook and the Pew Research Center, the five countries with the largest number of Catholics are, in decreasing order of Catholic population, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States, and Italy.

The country where the membership of the church is the largest percentage of the population is Vatican City at 100%, followed by East Timor at 97%.

According to the Census of the 2019 Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical Yearbook), the number of Catholics in the world was about 1.313 billion at the end of 2017. The research initiative Catholics & Cultures compiles data on Catholic demographics, including from the Annuario Pontificio, by country.[14]

Conflicting numbers can be found in 2013 research conducted by the Brazilian polling institute Datafolha. This report states that the percentage of the population in Brazil of Catholic religion, over the age of 16 years, is just 57%,[15] in contrast to the 64.63% published by CIA and to the 68.6% of Pew Research Center. Also, the 2010 Mexican Census showed this percentage to be 83.9%[16] – against a 91.89% number in the CIA World Factbook.

By country[edit]

By clicking on the icons in the column titles you can re-order the table by column.

Catholic Church by country
Country Total population % Catholic Catholic total
 Afghanistan (details) 29,928,987 0.0003% 100
 Albania (details) 3,020,000 10%[17] 302,000
 Algeria (details) 32,531,853 0.14%[18] 45,000
 Andorra (details) 70,000 88.2%[11] 61,740
 Angola (details) 25,789,024 41.1%[10] 10,600,000
 Antigua and Barbuda (details) 84,522 8.2%[10] 6,930
 Argentina (details) 42,000,000 66%[19]-71%[12][20] 27,720,000 - 29,820,000
 Armenia (details) 2,982,904 1% 29,829
 Australia (details) 23,400,000 22.6%[21] 5,292,000
 Austria (details) 8,900,000 56.9%[22] 5,050,000
 Azerbaijan (details) 8,581,400 0.03% 2,574
 Bahamas (details) 330,000 12%[10] 39,600
 Bahrain (details) 800,000 8.9%[11] 71,200
 Bangladesh (details) 158,000,000 0.07% 110,000[11]
 Barbados (details) 250,012 4.2%[10] 10,000
 Belarus (details) 9,500,000 7.1%[23] 674,500
 Belgium (details) 11,200,000 58%[24] 6,500,000
 Belize (details) 334,000 40%[25] 133,600
 Benin (details) 7,460,025 26.6%[26] 1,984,366
 Bhutan (details) 2,232,291 0.06% 1,339
 Bolivia (details) 10,500,000 73%[19] 7,980,000
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (details) 3,531,159 15.19%[27] 536,333
 Botswana (details) 1,640,115 4.9% 80,365
 Brazil (details) 208,000,000 64.6%[28] 123,000,000 - 134,000,000[29]
 Brunei (details) 372,361 5%[11] 18,618
 Bulgaria (details) 7,450,349 0.5%[11] 37,251
 Burkina Faso (details) 13,925,313 17%[10] 2,367,303
 Burundi (details) 12,000,000 62.1%[10] 7,440,000
 Cabo Verde (details) 512,096 77.3%[10] 395,850
 Cambodia (details) 13,607,069 <0.1% <10,000[11]
 Cameroon (details) 25,640,965 38.4%[10] 9,846,000
 Canada (details) 35,770,000 38.7%[30] 13,843,000
 Central African Republic (details) 3,799,897 25%[10] 949,974
 Chad (details) 12,000,000 20.1%[10] 2,520,000
 Chile (details) 18,000,000 55%[31]-66.6%[32] 8,100,000 - 9,900,000
 China (details) 1,400,000,000 0.87% 12,000,000[33]
 Colombia (details) 48,000,000 75%[19][34] 35,000,000
 Comoros (details) 800,000 0.2%[11] 1,600
 Congo, Republic of (details) 5,062,021 33.1%[10] 1,675,529
 Congo, Democratic Republic of (details) 78,000,000 36.8%[13] 28,700,000
 Costa Rica (details) 5,000,000 52%[35]-62%[12] 2,600,000 - 3,100,000
 Croatia (details) 4,284,889 86.3%[36] 3,698,000
 Cuba (details) 11,163,934 51.7%[11] 5,790,000
 Cyprus (details) 1,100,000 1.0% 11,000
 Czech Republic (details) 10,500,000 10.2%[37] 1,071,000
 Côte d'Ivoire (details) 23,800,000[38] 21.4%[11] 5,093,000
 Denmark (details) 5,630,000 0.7%[39] 40,000
 Djibouti (details) 476,703 0.2% 953
 Dominica (details) 71,540 58.1%[11] 41,564
 Dominican Republic (details) 10,400,000 48%[19]-57%[12] 4,992,000 - 5,928,000
 East Timor (details) 1,054,000 96.9%[40] 1,021,000
 Ecuador (details) 15,223,680 77.0%[19] 11,265,523
 Equatorial Guinea (details) 1,620,000 80.7%[11] 1,410,000
 Egypt (details) 77,505,756 0.1% 187,320[41]
 El Salvador (details) 7,000,000 39%[19] 2,730,000
 Eritrea (details) 4,561,599 3.3% 150,532
 Estonia (details) 1,332,893 0.3% 3,998
 Ethiopia (details) 73,053,286 0.7%[10] 584,426
 Fiji (details) 893,354 9.1%[11] 80,401
 Finland (details) 5,451,270 0.2%[42][43][44] 12,434
 France (details) 66,600,000 48%[45]-51%[46] - 63–66%[47] 34,000,000–44,000,000
 Gabon (details) 1,389,201 50% 694,600
 Gambia (details) 1,593,256 2.1% 33,458
 Georgia (details) 4,677,401 0.8%[10] 84,193
 Germany (details) 83,019,000 27.7%[48] 23,002,000
 Ghana (details) 21,029,853 12.9%[11] 2,712,851
 Greece (details) 11,170,957 0.4% 44,683
 Grenada (details) 89,502 44.6%[10] 39,917
 Guatemala (details) 15,773,000 43%[19] 7,000,000
 Guinea (details) 9,467,866 2.6% 246,164
 Guinea-Bissau (details) 1,416,027 8.9% 126,026
 Guyana (details) 765,283 8.1%[10] 91,833
 Haiti (details) 10,000,000 54.7%[10] 5,470,000
 Honduras (details) 8,800,000 37%[19]-46%[12] 3,256,000-4,048,000
 Hungary (details) 9,877,000 37.2%[10]–53.0%[24] 3,674,244
 Iceland (details) 355,277 3.9%[49] 13,799
 India (details) 1,280,000,000 0.9%[11]–1.5% 11,520,000–19,200,000
 Indonesia (details) 255,000,000 2.9%[50] 7,395,000
 Iran (details) 68,017,860 0.02% 13,603
 Iraq (details) 38,000,000 0.35%[11] 133,000
 Ireland (details) 4,762,000 78.3%[51] 3,729,000
 Israel (details) 7,746,000 1.2%[11] 92,952
 Italy (details) 60,800,000 70%[52]-74%[53]-78.9%[54]-81.7%[55] -83%[11] 50,474,000
 Jamaica (details) 2,889,000 2% 57,780
 Japan (details) 127,417,244 0.3%[11] 382,251
 Jordan (details) 5,759,732 0.4%[11] 23,038
 Kazakhstan (details) 15,185,844 0.6% 91,115
 Kenya (details) 43,500,000 22.1%[11] 9,613,500
 Kiribati (details) 98,000 55.8%[10] 54,684
 Korea, North (details) 22,912,177 0.01% 2,291
 Korea, South (details) 52,950,306 11.0%[56] 5,813,770
 Kosovo (details) 1,920,079 3.4% 65,000
 Kuwait (details) 2,335,648 6.1% 142,474
 Kyrgyzstan (details) 5,146,281 0.1% 5,146
 Laos (details) 6,217,141 0.6% 37,302
 Latvia (details) 2,290,237 19.1%[11] 437,435
 Lebanon (details) 4,800,000 28.8%[11] 1,382,400
 Lesotho (details) 2,067,000 45.7%[11] 946,000
 Liberia (details) 3,482,211 5.4% 188,039
 Libya (details) 5,765,563 0.7% 40,358
 Liechtenstein (details) 33,863 75.9%[10] 25,803
 Lithuania (details) 2,944,459 77.2%[57] 2,311,722
 Luxembourg (details) 538,000 65.9%[11] 369,600
 Madagascar (details) 18,040,341 29.5%[26] 5,318,293
 Malawi (details) 12,158,924 28.4%[26] 3,449,487
 Malaysia (details) 23,953,136 3.3% 1,290,453
 Maldives (details) 349,106 0.02% 80
 Mali (details) 12,291,529 1.5% 189,289
 Malta (details) 428,000 84.4%[58]-93%[59] 361,372
 Marshall Islands (details) 62,000 8.4%[10] 5,208
 Mauritania (details) 3,086,859 0.1%[11] 3,086
 Mauritius (details) 1,230,602 23.6%[10] 289,314
 Mexico (details) 126,500,000 80%[19] 100,000,000
 Moldova (details) 4,455,421 0.5% 20,494
 Monaco (details) 36,371 82.3%[11] 29,933
 Mongolia (details) 2,791,272 0.04% 1,116
 Montenegro (details) 625,266 3.4% 21,299
 Morocco (details) 32,725,847 0.07% 22,908
 Mozambique (details) 19,406,703 28.4%[10] 4,618,795
 Myanmar (details) 42,909,464 1.1% 450,549
 Namibia (details) 2,030,692 16.9% 344,202
   Nepal (details) 27,676,547 0.03% 8,302
 Netherlands (details) 16,970,000 23.3%[60] 3,943,000
 New Zealand (details) 4,500,000 11.1%[61] 492,000
 Nicaragua (details) 6,000,000 40%[19]-50%[12] 2,400,000-3,000,000
 Niger (details) 11,665,937 0.1% 11,665
 Nigeria (details) 190,000,000 12.6%[11] 23,940,000
 North Macedonia (details) 2,038,514 1% 20,452
 Norway (details) 5,060,000 2.4%[62] 120,900
 Oman (details) 3,000,000 4.1%[11] 110,000
 Pakistan (details) 207,000,000 0.8% 1,656,000
 Palau (details) 19,949 41.6%[10] 8,299
 Palestine (details) 3,761,904 2% 80,000
 Panama (details) 3,500,000 55%[19]-70%[12] 1,925,000 - 2,400,000
 Papua New Guinea (details) 7,000,000 27%[63] 1,890,000
 Paraguay (details) 6,800,000 89%[19] 6,000,000
 Peru (details) 31,150,000 74%[19]-76%[12] 23,674,000
 Philippines (details) 105,000,000[64] 81.4%[11]-82.9%[65][66]-86%[67] 85,470,000
 Poland (details) 38,496,000 85.8%[68]-87.5%[69]-92.8%[70] 33,037,017
 Portugal (details) 10,500,000[71] 81.0%[72]–88.0%[73] 8,600,000–9,240,000
 Qatar (details) 863,051 5.8% 50,000
 Romania (details) 22,329,977 4.7%[10] 1,787,408
 Russia (details) 143,420,309 0.5%[11] 717,101
 Rwanda (details) 11,000,000 43.7%[74] 4,807,000
 Saint Kitts and Nevis (details) 51,000 6.7% 3,400
 Saint Lucia (details) 165,600 61.3% 101,500
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (details) 106,000 7.5% 7,950
 Samoa (details) 179,000 19.6%[10] 35,084
 San Marino (details) 32,500 90.5%[11] 29,412
 São Tomé and Príncipe (details) 163,000 73.5%[26] 119,805
 Saudi Arabia (details) 26,417,599 2.5% 660,439
 Senegal (details) 11,126,832 3.5% 389,439
 Serbia (details) 7,120,600 6.1%[10] 433,167
 Seychelles (details) 93,000 76.2%[75] 70,866
 Sierra Leone (details) 6,017,643 2.9% 174,511
 Singapore (details) 4,425,720 4.8%[10] 165,964
 Slovakia (details) 5,397,036 62%[76] 3,347,277
 Slovenia (details) 2,066,880 73.2%[77] 1,511,980
 Solomon Islands (details) 523,000 19%[10] 100,000
 Somalia (details) 8,591,629 0.001% 100
 South Africa (details) 44,344,136 7.1%[10] 2,851,327
 South Sudan (details) 10,000,000 30% 3,000,000
 Spain (details) 46,700,000 66.0%[78]-68%[79] 30,720,000
 Sri Lanka (details) 20,264,000 6.1%[80] 1,237,000
 Sudan (details) 31,000,000 1% 300,000
 Suriname (details) 551,000 21.6%[81] 119,000
 Swaziland (details) 1,100,000 4.9%[11] 62,803
 Sweden (details) 10,000,000 1.8% 180,000
  Switzerland (details) 8,500,000 35.9%[82]-37.2%[83] 3,052,000
 Syria (details) 18,448,752 2% 368,975
 Taiwan (details) 22,894,384 1.3% 297,626
 Tajikistan (details) 7,163,506 0.01% <1,000[11]
 Tanzania (details) 44,929,002 27.2% 12,220,689
 Thailand (details) 65,444,371 0.3%[11] 196,333
 Togo (details) 5,681,519 26.4%[11] 1,499,921
 Tonga (details) 102,000 15.6%[10] 15,912
 Trinidad and Tobago (details) 1,330,000 21.6%[84] 286,000
 Tunisia (details) 11,000,000 0.2% 22,000
 Turkey (details) 77,700,000 0.05% 35,000
 Turkmenistan (details) 4,750,000 0.01%[85] 500
 Tuvalu (details) 10,000 1% 100
 Uganda (details) 42,000,000 39.3%[86] 16,500,000
 Ukraine (details) 43,000,000 5.6%[11] -10%[87][88] 2,408,000-4,300,000
 United Arab Emirates (details) 2,563,212 5% 128,160
 United Kingdom (details) 63,100,000 9%[89][90][91][92] 5,700,000
 United States (details) 330,000,000 20%[93][94]-22% [95][96]-23%[97] 66,000,000-72,600,000
 Uruguay (details) 3,500,000 38%[19]-41%[98] 1,330,000
 Uzbekistan (details) 26,851,195 0.01% 2,685
  Vatican City (details) 842 100% 842
 Vanuatu (details) 243,304 13.1%[10] 36,500
 Venezuela (details) 32,000,000 67%[19]-73%[12] 21,440,000 -23,360,000
 Vietnam (details) 83,535,576 6.8%[10] 5,658,000
 Western Sahara (details) 273,008 0.06% 163
 Yemen (details) 20,727,063 0.02% 4,145
 Zambia (details) 14,300,000 21%[11] 3,003,000
 Zimbabwe (details) 12,746,990 7.71% 982,792
Total 7,093,798,000 17.68% 1,253,926,000

By dependent territory[edit]

Catholic Church by territory
Territory Total population % Catholic Catholic total
 U.S. Virgin Islands (details) 109,840 34%[10] 37,345
 Anguilla (details) 14,108 5.7%[10] 804
 Aruba (details) 101,484 75.3%[99] 76,464
 British Virgin Islands (details) 24,041 9.5%[10] 2,283
 Cayman Islands (details) 47,862 14.1%[10] 6,748
 Curaçao (details) 142,180 72.8%[10] 103,507
 Falkland Islands (details) 3,000 10% 300
 French Guiana (details) 221,500 75% 166,500
 Greenland (details) 55,984 0.2%[11] 111
 Guadeloupe (details) 405,500 85.2%[10] 345,486
 Guam (details) 154,623 85%[10] 131,430
 Hong Kong (details) 7,409,800 5.3% 394,000[100]
 Martinique (details) 390,000 80% 312,000
 Macau (details) 650,000 4.6%[1] 30,000
 New Caledonia (details) 249,000 60.2%[10] 150,000
 Puerto Rico (details) 3,600,000 56%[12] 2,016,000
 Réunion (details) 839,500 79.7%[26] 669,249
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (details) 6,025 93%[11] 5,600
 Turks and Caicos Islands (details) 22,352 11.4%[10] 2,548
 Wallis and Futuna (details) 14,231 95.8% 13,631

By region[edit]

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Catholic in a region (number in the region x 100 / total population of the region). The last column shows the national Catholic percentage compared to the total Catholic population of the world (number in the region x 100 / total RC population of the world).

Africa[edit]

Catholic Church in Africa
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Central Africa 83,121,055 37,353,218 44.93% 3.47%
East Africa 193,741,900 34,872,130 17.99% 3.24%
North Africa 202,151,323 2,369,490 1.17% 0.22%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 24,463,640 17.84% 2.27%
West Africa 268,997,245 36,152,847 13.43% 3.36%
Total 885,103,542 135,211,325 15.27% 12.57%

Americas[edit]

Catholic Church in the Americas
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Caribbean 24,364,622 19,062,198 78.23% 1.77%
Central America 42,883,849 32,317,384 75.36% 3.00%
North America 448,587,847 173,212,640 38.61% 16.11%
South America 371,363,897 299,570,011 80.66% 27.87%
Total 887,200,215 524,162,233 59.08% 48.75%

Asia[edit]

Catholic Church in Asia
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Central Asia 92,019,166 199,086 1.23% 0.01%
East Asia 1,528,384,440 13,853,142 0.90% 1.28%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 20,107,050 1.39% 1.87%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 86,701,421 15.17% 8.06%
Total 3,629,067,358 120,860,699 3.33% 11.24%

Europe[edit]

Catholic Church in Europe
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Southeast Europe 65,903,464 6,562,775 9.95% 0.61%
Central Europe 74,591,476 56,787,176 74.8% 5.19%
Eastern Europe 228,118,665 9,702,334 4.25% 0.90%
Western Europe 381,458,905 211,466,942 55.43% 19.67%
Total 730,072,510 285,916,457 37.85% 26.37%

Middle East[edit]

Catholic Church in the Middle East
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Middle East 260,026,365 2,990,573 1.15% 0.27%

Oceania[edit]

Catholic Church in Oceania
Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.
Oceania 30,686,468 7,747,654 25.24% 0.72%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hacket, Conrad and Grim, Brian J. "Global Christianity A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population" Archived 5 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine, The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Washington, D.C. December 2011. Accessed June 2014. Note: The Pew methodology produced an estimated world Catholic population of 1.1 Billion in 2010.
  2. ^ Richard P. McBrien. THE CHURCH, THE EVOLUTION OF CATHOLICISM (New York: Harper One, 2008) 447
  3. ^ Ibid., 2.
  4. ^ Ibid., 3.
  5. ^ Vatican II documents: Pastoral Constitution On The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes Paragraph 45
  6. ^ Edward P. Hahnenberg. A CONCISE GUIDE TO THE DOCUMENTS OF VATICAN II (Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2007).
  7. ^ McBrien, 447.
  8. ^ Mark A. Noll. THE NEW SHAPE OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009), 191.
  9. ^ Agnew, John (12 February 2010). "Deus Vult: The Geopolitics of Catholic Church". Geopolitics. 15 (1): 39–61. doi:10.1080/14650040903420388.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap "The World Factbook". CIA World Factbook. 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an "PEW Research Center: Christian Population as Percentages of Total Population by Country 2010". Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "PEW Research Center: Religion in Latin America 2014". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  13. ^ a b "PEW Forum on Religion and Public Life: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Sahara Africa" (PDF). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Catholics by Country", Catholics & Cultures updated July 7, 2019
  15. ^ "Percentual de Catolicos no Brasil". Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Censo de Poblacion y Vivienda 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  17. ^ http://www.instat.gov.al/en/census/census-2011/census-data.aspx Archived 13 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine latest albanian census, 2011
  18. ^ Deeb, Mary Jane. "Religious minorities" Algeria (Country Study). Federal Research Division, Library of Congress; Helen Chapan Metz, ed. December 1993. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.[1]
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Latinobarometro retrieved 8 February 2018
  20. ^ "Latinobarómetro 1995–2017: El Papa Francisco y la Religión en Chile y América Latina" (PDF) (in Spanish). January 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  21. ^ "2071.0 - Reflecting a Nation: Reflecting Australia - Stories from the Census, 2016". Abs.gov.au. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  22. ^ Church statistics retrieved 10 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Religion and denominations in the Republic of Belarus" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  24. ^ a b Special Eurobarometer 393 - Discrimination in the European Union in 2012 p. T98, T99 (233-234).
  25. ^ 2010 Census of Belize Detailed Demographics of 2000 and 2010. belize.com (2011).
  26. ^ a b c d e "Data". Congregation for the Clergy. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  27. ^ http://www.popis2013.ba/popis2013/doc/Popis2013prvoIzdanje.pdf
  28. ^ O IBGE e a religião — Cristãos são 86,8% do Brasil; católicos caem para 64,6%; evangélicos já são 22,2% Reinaldo Azevedo in Veja
  29. ^ América Latina abriga 40% dos católicos do mundo
  30. ^ "Religions in Canada—Census 2011". Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada.
  31. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  32. ^ 8 236 900 out of 12 366 108 people over 15 years of age. "Population 15 years of age or older, by religion, region, sex and age groups. (censused population)". Censo 2012 (in Spanish). Archived from the original (.xls) on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  33. ^ "港台電視 31 鏗鏘集 - 中梵協議一: 背十字架的信徒". www.rthk.hk (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  34. ^ "Fieles católicos caen 13 por ciento en A. Latina entre 1995 y el 2014". eltiempo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  35. ^ Murillo, Alvaro (6 March 2018). "Ahora solo la mitad de los ticos se declara católica". Semanario Universidad. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  36. ^ "Population by Religion, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  37. ^ "Population by religious belief and by municipality size groups. Absolute percentage and percentage adjusted proportional to the part of the population that answered this question" (PDF). Czech Statistical Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  38. ^ Administrator. "Informations Générales sur la COTE D'IVOIRE". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  39. ^ "katolsk.dk: The Catholic Church in Denmark". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  40. ^ Direcção Nacional de Estatística: Population and Housing Census 2010, Population Distribution by Administrative Areas, Volume 2 Archived 5 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  41. ^ The Eastern Catholic Churches 2017
  42. ^ David M. Cheney. "Helsinki (Diocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  43. ^ "Finland's tiny Catholic community expanding, will open new parish". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  44. ^ "Bp. Sippo confirms new Catholic church opening in May in Kuopio, in Eastern Finland". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  45. ^ "État des lieux de la laïcité en France" (PDF). Observatoire de la laïcité. January 2019.
  46. ^ "A French Islam is possible" (PDF). Institut Montaigne. 2016. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2017.
  47. ^ "The World Factbook". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  48. ^ 2018 church data
  49. ^ "Icelanders abandon National State Church, as old pagan Ásatrú continues to grow". Iceland Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  50. ^ "Peringatan". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  51. ^ Ryan, Órla. "One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  52. ^ The Religious Demographics Of Italy
  53. ^ "I cattolici tra presenza nel sociale e nuove domande alla politica" (PDF). Ipsos MORI. 17 November 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2018.
  54. ^ August 2019 Eurobarometer 90.4: Attitudes of Europeans towards Biodiversity, Awareness and Perceptions of EU customs, and Perceptions of Antisemitism Check |url= value (help). European Commission – via GESIS.
  55. ^ "Spring 2016 Survey Data | Pew Research Center". www.pewglobal.org. pp. Questions Q109ITA and Q109ITAb. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  56. ^ "Catholic Church in Korea Statistics 2017". Archived from the original on 13 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  57. ^ "Ethnicity, mother tongue and religion". Archived from the original on 8 October 2014.. 2013-03-15.
  58. ^ "Mass attendance set to collapse in the years to come". Times of Malta. 2019. Archived from the original on 28 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  59. ^ "MaltaToday Survey | Maltese identity still very much rooted in Catholicism". MaltaToday.com.mt. Archived from the original on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  60. ^ "Cijfers Rooms-Katholieke Kerk". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  61. ^ 2013 Census totals by topic, Statistics New Zealand:: Tatauranga Aotearoa (24 March 2014)
  62. ^ "Trus- og livssynssamfunn utanfor Den norske kyrkja - SSB". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  63. ^ Census 2000
  64. ^ "Philippine population officially hits 100 million". Rappler. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  65. ^ "Filipino Catholic population expanding, say Church officials". inquirer.net.
  66. ^ Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths, Pew Research. July 19, 2012.
  67. ^ Religion in the Philippines
  68. ^ Główny Urząd Statystyczny (2014). Rocznik statystyczny Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej 2014 (PDF). Warszawa: Zakład Wydawnictw Statystycznych. (in Polish)/(in English)
  69. ^ GUS, Narodowy Spis Powszechny Ludnosci 2011: 4.4. Przynależność wyznaniowa (National Survey 2011: 4.4 Membership in faith communities) p. 99/337 (PDF file, direct download 3.3 MB). ISBN 978-83-7027-521-1 Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  70. ^ GUS. "Infographic - Religiousness of Polish inhabitiants". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  71. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Censos 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  72. ^ "Portal do Instituto Nacional de Estatística". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  73. ^ "European Poll" (PDF).
  74. ^ "Census 2012" (PDF). Rwanda Census Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015.
  75. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  76. ^ "Data from the Slovak Statistical Office 2011" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012.
  77. ^ "Slovenian Catholic Church official report for 2017". Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  78. ^ Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (Centre for Sociological Research) (November 2018). "Barómetro de noviembre de 2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 21. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  79. ^ Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (Centre for Sociological Research) (June 2015). "Barómetro de junio de 2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 131. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  80. ^ Census 2011 retrieved 12. March 2014
  81. ^ "National Census" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  82. ^ Statistik, Bundesamt für (29 January 2019). "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung ab 15 Jahren nach Religionszugehörigkeit - 1910-2017 | Tabelle". Bundesamt für Statistik (in German). Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  83. ^ Bundesamt für Statistik|language=de|access-date=2019-01-29. See "Entwicklung der Religionslandschaft"
  84. ^ http://cso.planning.gov.tt/sites/default/files/content/images/census/TRINIDAD%20AND%20TOBAGO%202011%20Demographic%20Report.pdf Archived 8 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Trinidad Census 2011 Page 18
  85. ^ Fides Staff (15 July 2010). "ASIA/TURKMENISTAN - Local Catholic Church receives official government recognition". Fides. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  86. ^ "2014 Uganda Population and Housing Census – Main Report" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  87. ^ Pew Research Center, 12/19/18, 5 facts about Catholics in Europe
  88. ^ Razumkov Center, 26 May 2016 pp 22,29.
  89. ^ Table 1 2011 2012 statistics of RC population fourth draft by the Pastoral Research Centre Trust, an independent research organization Archived 20 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  90. ^ Table 7 - Religion, Scotland, 2001 and 2011 by the Scottish Census2011
  91. ^ "Scotland's Census 2011 – Table KS209SCb" (PDF). scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  92. ^ "NINIS Home Page". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  93. ^ Cox, Daniel; Jones, Ribert P. (9 June 2017). America’s Changing Religious Identity. 2016 American Values Atlas. Public Religion Research Institute.
  94. ^ "In US, Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace," Pew Research Center, Oct. 17, 2019
  95. ^ ABC News/Washington Post poll (Langer Research Associates), Allison de Jong, May 10, 2018
  96. ^ -22% according to 4/18/2019 news.gallup.com./poll/238837/ "church-membership-down-sharply-past-two-decades.aspx
  97. ^ Newport, Frank (23 December 2016). "Five Key Findings on Religion in the U.S." Gallup. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  98. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "Uruguay". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  99. ^ Census 2010 Results, retrieved 3. April 2014
  100. ^ Hong Kong Catholic Church Directory 2018. Hong Kong: Catholic Truth Society of Hong Kong. 2018. p. 538.