Christianity in Tanzania

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St Joseph's Catholic cathedral, Zanzibar

A 2010 Pew survey found 61.4 percent of respondents to be Christian, 35.2 percent to be Muslim, 1.8 percent to follow traditional African religions, 1.4 percent to be unaffiliated, and 0.1 percent to be Hindu.[1] The World Factbook published by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, however, states that 30 percent of the population is Christian, 35 percent is Muslim, and 35 percent practice indigenous beliefs, although it is uncertain how up-to-date these figures are.[2]

A 2008-09 Pew survey found that 51 percent of Tanzanian Christians described themselves as Catholic, and 44 percent described themselves as Protestant.[3]:page 22 Among Protestants, Lutherans (13 percent of Tanzanian Christians), Pentecostals (10 percent), Anglicans (10 percent), and adherents of African initiated churches (5 percent) dominate.[3]:page 23

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