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Religion in Barcelona

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The most widely practiced religion in Barcelona is Catholicism but secularization is strong, in line with the Spanish and Western European trends.[1][2][3] After Christianity, Islam is the second largest religion.[4][5][6] The city also has the largest Jewish community in Spain, with an estimated 3,500 Jewish residents.[7]

Catholicism[edit]

In 2011, data from a survey of religious practices showed that 49.5% of Barcelona's residents identified themselves as Catholic. This number dropped to 45% within the demographic of young people between the ages of 14 - 25. [3]

Judaism[edit]

There are an estimated 3,500 Jewish residents in Barcelona. [8]

Islam[edit]

In 2014, 322,698 people in the province of Barcelona identified as Muslims, including 217,405 immigrants and 105,293 Spanish citizens.[6][9]

Muslim pupils in schools of Barcelona[edit]

The province of Barcelona has more than 70,000 Muslim pupils.[6][9]

Mosques in Barcelona[edit]

There are 264 Muslim places of worship in Barcelona.[10] Barcelona endorses model oratories around the city, a formula implemented by the socialist governments that the Socialists' Party of Catalonia defends. In Barcelona, there were 126 oratories in 2015 compared to 71 in 2004, showing considerable growth.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lavanguardia.com/vangdata/20150402/54429637154/interactivo-creencias-y-practicas-religiosas-en-espana.html
  2. ^ Morel, Sandrine (2017-02-01). "La sécularisation express des jeunes Espagnols" [The express secularization of the Spanish youth] (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. ^ a b "España experimenta retroceso en catolicismo - El Mundo - Mundo Cristiano" (in Spanish). CBN.com. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  4. ^ "Culture in Barcelona | Activity breaks in Spain (Mainland)". Monarch. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  5. ^ "Idioma, moneda, horarios de Barcelona, política y religión" (in Spanish). Buscounviaje.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  6. ^ a b c "Casi 9 de cada 10 nuevos musulmanes residentes en España son españoles y, de ellos, más de la mitad ha nacido en el país" (in Spanish). Europapress.es. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  7. ^ "The Jewish Virtual History Tour: Barcelona". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  8. ^ "The Jewish Virtual History Tour: Barcelona". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Observatorio Andalusi : Estudio demografico de la poblacion musulmana" (PDF) (in Spanish). Observatorio.hispanomuslim.es. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  10. ^ "Observatorio del Pluralismo Religioso en Espaca" (in Spanish). Observatorioreligion.es. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  11. ^ "Avisan a Trias del riesgo de que radicales financien una gran mezquita en Barcelona | Cataluña | EL MUNDO" (in Spanish). Elmundo.es. Retrieved 2015-05-29.