Protestantism by country

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A map of Protestantism by population percentage in 2010
Countries by number of Protestants in 2010

The tables below represent statistics in regard to Protestantism by country.

Methodology[edit]

For the purposes of this list, "Protestant" includes the following denominations: Assemblies of God, Anglican/Episcopalian (not always reckoned as Protestant), Baptist, Church of God, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Calvinist, Holiness, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed, Seventh-day Adventist, Quaker, "Evangelicals", non-Denominational Protestants, and other Protestants. Estimates of total Protestant population vary from 800 million to 1 billion on account of the rapid growth and inability to ascertain accurately in environmente of persecution.

The percentages of Protestants in each country were taken from a variety of sources, including the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004.[1] Other sources used were Adherents.com,[2] the CIA Factbook,[3] PROLADES, Pew Foundation articles, and others. The population estimates for each country were taken from the US Census Bureau[4] (2005 estimates) and Population Reference Bureau (2011 est.), unless otherwise cited.

Countries[edit]

Protestants by country
Region Country Total Population (year)  % Protestant Protestant Total
Central Asia  Afghanistan (details) 29,928,987 0.29% 10,000
Southeastern Europe  Albania (details) 3,563,112 0.23% 8,191
North Africa  Algeria (details) 35,531,853 1.62% 250,000
Southern Europe  Andorra (details) 71,201 2.1% 1,495
Southern Africa  Angola (details) 19,600,000 30.6% 5,997,600
Caribbean  Antigua and Barbuda (details) 68,722 86% 59,101
South America  Argentina (details) 40,500,000 9% 3,645,000
South Caucasus  Armenia (details) 2,982,904 3.7% 110,368
Oceania  Australia (details) 22,340,000 (2011) 38.3% 8,556,220[5]
Central Europe  Austria (details) 8,440,465 (2012) 3.7% 326,879[6]
South Caucasus  Azerbaijan (details) 8,581,400 0.07% 6,007
Caribbean  Bahamas (details) 301,790 76% 229,360
Middle East  Bahrain (details) 688,345 ? ?
South Asia  Bangladesh (details) 144,319,628 0.23% 331,935
Caribbean  Barbados (details) 278,289 67% 186,454
Eastern Europe  Belarus (details) 10,300,483 5% 515,024
Northern Europe  Belgium (details) 10,364,388 1.35% 140,000
Central America  Belize (details) 279,457 30% 83,837
West Africa  Benin (details) 9,100,000 23% 2,093,000
South Asia  Bhutan (details) 2,232,291 0.018% 400
South America  Bolivia (details) 8,857,870 16% 1,417,259
Southeastern Europe  Bosnia and Herzegovina (details) 4,025,476 0.04% 1,610
Southern Africa  Botswana (details) 2,000,000 66% 1,320,000
South America  Brazil (details) 192,755,799 (2010) 22.2% 42,791,786[7]
Southeast Asia  Brunei (details) 372,361 1.3% 4,841
Southeastern Europe  Bulgaria (details) 7,450,349 1% 74,503
West Africa  Burkina Faso (details) 17,000,000 9% 1,360,000
Central Africa  Burundi (details) 10,200,000 20% 2,400,000
Southeast Asia  Cambodia (details) 13,607,069 0.04% 5,390
West Africa  Cameroon (details) 16,380,005 20% 3,276,001
North America  Canada (details) 32,805,041 29% 9,513,462
West Africa  Cape Verde (details) 415,294 3.5% 14,535
Central Africa  Central African Republic (details) 5,000,000 61% 3,050,000
Central Africa  Chad (details) 11,500,000 18% 2,070,000
South America  Chile (details) 17,278.000 15% 3,455,600
East Asia  China (details) 1,350,695,000 (2012) - see note[note 1][8][9]
South America  Colombia (details) 46,900,000 (2011 est) 12.5% 5,862,500
East Africa  Comoros (details) 671,247 0.25% 1,678
Central Africa  Congo, Republic of (details) 4,100,000 51% 2,091,000
Central Africa  Congo, Democratic Republic of (details) 67,800,000 51% 34,578,000
Central America  Costa Rica (details) 4,700,000 (2011 est) 20% 940,000
Southeastern Europe  Croatia (details) 4,495,904 2% 89,918
Caribbean  Cuba (details) 11,346,670 5.29% 600,000
Middle East  Cyprus (details) 780,133 2% 15,603
Central Europe  Czech Republic (details) 10,241,138 4.6% 471,092
West Africa  Côte d'Ivoire (details) 22,500,000 23% 5,175,000
Northern Europe  Denmark (details) 5,432,335 91% 4,943,425
East Africa  Djibouti (details) 900,000 0.2% 1,800
Caribbean  Dominica (details) 69,278 15% 10,392
Caribbean  Dominican Republic (details) 10,000,000 (2011 est) 18% (poll) 1,800,000
Southeast Asia  East Timor (details) 1,040,880 3% 31,226
South America  Ecuador (details) 14,700,000 12.5% 1,837,500
North Africa  Egypt (details) 82,600,000 1% 820,600
Central America  El Salvador (details) 6,200,000 34.4% 2,132,800
West Africa  Equatorial Guinea (details) 700,000 6% 42,000
East Africa  Eritrea (details) 5,900,000 5% 295,000
Northern Europe  Estonia (details) 1,332,893 52% 693,104
East Africa  Ethiopia (details) 87,100,000 18% 15,678,000
Oceania  Fiji (details) 893,354 42.5% 379,676
Northern Europe  Finland (details) 5,223,442 85.1% 4,445,149
Southern Europe  France (details) 60,656,178 2% 1,213,124
West Africa  Gabon (details) 1,500,000 24% 277,840
West Africa  Gambia (details) 1,593,256 7% 360,000
South Caucasus  Georgia (details) 4,677,401 2.14% 100,000
Central Europe  Germany (details) 80,219,695 (2011) 30.3% 24,328,100[10]
West Africa  Ghana (details) 25,000,000 61% 15,250,000
Southeastern Europe  Greece (details) 10,668,354 0.28% 30,000
Caribbean  Grenada (details) 89,502 30% 26,851
Central America  Guatemala (details) 14,700,000 35.6% 5,233,200
West Africa  Guinea (details) 10,200,000 4% 408,000
West Africa  Guinea-Bissau (details) 1,600,000 2% 32,000
South America  Guyana (details) 765,283 38% 290,808
Caribbean  Haiti (details) 10,100,000 (2011 est) 30% 3,030,000
Central America  Honduras (details) 6,975,204 36.6% 2,552,924
Central Europe  Hungary (details) 10,006,835 24% 2,401,640
Northern Europe  Iceland (details) 324,000 (2014) 79.9% 258,876[11]
South Asia  India (details) 1,210,193,422 (2011) - see note[note 2][12]
Southeast Asia  Indonesia (details) 237,640,000 (2010) 6.96% 16,530,000[13]
Middle East  Iran (details) 68,017,860 0.3% 204,054
Middle East  Iraq (details) 26,074,906 0.01% 2,000
Northern Europe  Ireland (details) 4,234,925 (2006)[14] 5% 213,753[15]
Middle East  Israel (details) 6,276,883 0.01% 500
Southern Europe  Italy (details) 58,102,112 1.3% 755,328
Caribbean  Jamaica (details) 2,731,832 60% 1,639,099
East Asia  Japan (details) 127,417,244 0.4% 509,668
Middle East  Jordan (details) 5,759,732 0.5% 28,799
Central Asia  Kazakhstan (details) 15,185,844 2% 303,717
East Africa  Kenya (details) 41,600,000 60% 24,960,000
Oceania  Kiribati (details) 103,500 40% 41,400
East Asia  Korea, North (details) 22,912,177 0.04% 10,000
East Asia  Korea, South (details) 48,422,644 18.1% 8,760,000
Middle East  Kuwait (details) 2,335,648 2.14% 50,000
Central Asia  Kyrgyzstan (details) 5,146,281 0.03% 1,337
Southeast Asia  Laos (details) 6,217,141 0.56% 35,000
Northern Europe  Latvia (details) 2,290,237 50% 1,145,119
Middle East  Lebanon (details) 3,826,018 1% 40,000
Southern Africa  Lesotho (details) 2,200,000 50% 1,100,000
West Africa  Liberia (details) 4,100,000 75% 3,075,000
North Africa  Libya (details) 6,765,563 Less Than 1% ?
Central Europe  Liechtenstein (details) 33,436 7% 2,341
Northern Europe  Lithuania (details) 3,596,617 1% 35,966
Southern Europe  Luxembourg (details) 468,571 1% 4,686
Southeastern Europe  Macedonia (details) 2,045,262 3% 61,358
Southern Africa  Madagascar (details) 21,300,000 38% 8,094,000
Southern Africa  Malawi (details) 15,900,000 55% 8,745,000
Southeast Asia  Malaysia (details) 28,900,000 4% 115,000
South Asia  Maldives (details) 349,106 0 0
West Africa  Mali (details) 15,400,000 1% 154,000
Oceania  Marshall Islands (details) 62,000 76.7% 47,554
North Africa  Mauritania (details) 3,500,000 0.1% 3,500
Southern Africa  Mauritius (details) 1,230,602 4.5% 55,377
Central America  Mexico (details) 114,800,000 (2011 est) 10% 11,400,000
Eastern Europe  Moldova (details) 4,455,421 0.26% 11,634
Oceania  Micronesia (details) 108,155 47% 50,833
Central Asia  Mongolia (details) 2,791,272 1.25% 35,000
North Africa  Morocco (details) 32,725,847 Protestant Minorities ?
Southern Africa  Mozambique (details) 23,100,000 27% 6,237,000
Southeast Asia  Myanmar (details) 42,909,464 3% 1,287,284
Southern Africa  Namibia (details) 2,300,000 74% 1,702,000
Oceania  Nauru (details) 13,048 66% 8,612
South Asia    Nepal (details) 27,676,547 0.01 3,979
Northern Europe  Netherlands (details) 16,407,491 21% 3,445,573
Oceania  New Zealand (details) 4,035,461 47% 1,896,667
Central America  Nicaragua (details) 5,900,000 (2011 est) 26.5% (PF) 1,563,500
West Africa  Niger (details) 16,100,000 0.5% 80,500
West Africa  Nigeria (details) 159,708,000 (2010) 37.05% 60,118,563[16]
Northern Europe  Norway (details) 4,593,041 90% 4,133,737
Middle East  Oman (details) 3,001,583 N/A N/A
South Asia  Pakistan (details) 162,419,946 0.86% 1,400,000
Central America  Panama (details) 3,600,000 24% 864,000
Oceania  Papua New Guinea (details) 5,545,268 61.5% 3,410,340
South America  Paraguay (details) 6,600,000 6% 396,000
South America  Peru (details) 29,400,000 (2011 est) 12.5% (2006 census) 3,675,000
Southeast Asia  Philippines (details) 91,077,287 12% 10,929,274
Central Europe  Poland (details) 38,635,144 0.34% 130,000
Southern Europe  Portugal (details) 10,566,212 1% 105,662
Caribbean  Puerto Rico (details) 3,700,000 35% 1,295,000
Middle East  Qatar (details) 863,051 1% Unknown
Southeastern Europe  Romania (details) 22,329,977 6% 1,339,799
Eastern Europe  Russia (details) 143,420,309 0.29% 400,000
Central Africa  Rwanda (details) 10,900,000 43% 4,687,000
Caribbean  Saint Kitts and Nevis (details) 38,958 83% 32,335
Caribbean  Saint Lucia (details) 166,312 10% 16,631
Caribbean  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (details) 117,534 77% 90,501
Oceania  Samoa (details) 179,000 49.8% 89,142
Middle East  Saudi Arabia (details) 26,417,599 3.33% 800,000
West Africa  Senegal (details) 11,126,832 0.5% 55,634
Southeastern Europe  Serbia (details) 7,186,175 1.2% 80,291
East Africa  Seychelles (details) 81,188 8% 6,495
West Africa  Sierra Leone (details) 5,400,000 14% 756,000
Southeast Asia  Singapore (details) 4,425,720 8% 354,058
Central Europe  Slovakia (details) 5,431,363 8.9 935,235
Central Europe  Slovenia (details) 2,011,070 0.8% 16,135
East Africa  Somalia (details) 9,900,000 0 0
Southern Africa  South Africa (details) 50,500,000 73% 36,865,000
Southern Europe  Spain (details) 40,341,462 0.87% 350,000
South Asia  Sri Lanka (details) 20,064,776 0.8% 160,518
East Africa  Sudan (details) 44,600,000 5% 2,200,000
South America  Suriname (details) 500,000 25% 125,000
Southern Africa  Swaziland (details) 1,200,000 82% 984,000
Northern Europe  Sweden (details) 9,001,774 86% 7,741,526
Central Europe   Switzerland (details) 7,489,370 35.3% 2,643,748
Middle East  Syria (details) 18,448,752 0.2% 37,605
East Asia  Taiwan (details) 22,894,384 2.6% 595,254
Central Asia  Tajikistan (details) 7,163,506 0.01% 711
East Africa  Tanzania (details) 46,200,000 27% 12,474,000
Southeast Asia  Thailand (details) 65,444,371 0.4% 261,778
West Africa  Togo (details) 5,681,519 9.5% 539,744
Oceania  Tonga (details) 112,422 73% 82,068
Caribbean  Trinidad and Tobago (details) 1,300,000 38% 494,000
North Africa  Tunisia (details) 10,074,951 3.33% 300
Middle East  Turkey (details) 69,660,559 Less Than 1% 3,000
Central Asia  Turkmenistan (details) 4,952,081 0.6% 81
Oceania  Tuvalu (details) 11,636 98.4% 11,450
East Africa  Uganda (details) 34,500,000 44% 15,180,000
Eastern Europe  Ukraine (details) 47,425,336 2.3% 900,000
Middle East  United Arab Emirates (details) 2,563,212 5% 128,160
Northern Europe  United Kingdom (details) 60,441,457 60% 36,000,000
North America  United States (details) 312,780,968 (2012) 48.0% 150,134,864[17][18]
South America  Uruguay (details) 3,400,000 11% (2006 gov survey) 374,000
Central Asia  Uzbekistan (details) 26,851,195 0.01% 1,345
Oceania  Vanuatu (details) 243,304 40% 97,321
Western Europe   Vatican City (details) 921 0% 0
South America  Venezuela (details) 29,300,000 2% 580,000
Southeast Asia  Vietnam (details) 83,535,576 1% 835,355
Middle East  Yemen (details) 20,727,063 Approximately 1% ?
Southern Africa  Zambia (details) 13,500,000 68% 9,180,000
Southern Africa  Zimbabwe (details) 12,100,000 67% 8,107,000
World 7,000,000,000 12% 840,000,000

By region[edit]

Global Protestantism.
  Dominant religion (over 50%)
  A large religious minority (over 10%)

The following are summary tables of the numbers and percentages of Protestants in each region. Also included are the percentages of Protestants in the world that reside in that region ("% of Protestant total").

Protestants in Africa
Region Total Population Protestants  % Protestant  % of Protestant total
Central Africa 91,561,875 18,322,151 20.01% 3.09%
East Africa 225,488,566 36,965,728 16.39% 6.23%
North Africa 161,963,837 100,300 0.06% 0.01%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 55,432,677 40.44% 9.35%
West Africa 269,935,590 49,230,627 18.24% 8.30%
Total 886,041,887 160,051,482 18.06% 26.99%
Protestants in Asia
Region Total Population Protestants  % Protestant  % of Protestant total
Central Asia 92,019,166 308,736 0.34% 0.05%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 25,550,708 1.67% 4.31%
Middle East 271,013,623 680,757 0.25% 0.11%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 9,458,283 0.66% 1.59%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 26,387,155 4.62% 4.45%
Total 3,899,656,802 62,385,639 1.6% 10.52%
Protestants in Europe
Region Total Population Protestants  % Protestant  % of Protestant total
Central Europe 82,033,047 7,803,177 9.51% 1.32%
Eastern Europe 209,198,166 1,389,452 0.66% 0.23%
Northern Europe 191,466,473 104,997,796 54.8% 17.71%
Southeastern Europe 65,407,609 1,713,080 2.62% 0.31%
Southern Europe 180,498,923 1,964,538 1.09% 0.33%
Total 728,604,218 117,868,043 16.2% 19.90%
Protestants in The Americas
Region Total Population Protestants  % Protestant  % of Protestant total
Caribbean 37,285,819 5,912,490 15.86% 0.99%
Central America 147,338,108 16,376,631 11.12% 2.76%
North America 328,539,175 172,167,236 52.4% 29.03%
South America 371,075,531 44,682,767 12.04% 7.53%
Total 884,238,633 239,139,124 27.05% 40.32%
Protestants in Oceania
Region Total Population Protestants  % Protestant  % of Protestant total
Oceania 30,809,781 13,474,012 43.73% 2.27%

Top sixty countries by number and percentage of Protestants[edit]

Rank Country Protestants  % Protestant Country  % Protestant Protestants
1 United States 165,653,774 55% Tuvalu 98.4% 11,450
2 Brazil 42,300,000 22% Denmark 91% 4,943,425
3 United Kingdom 40,000,000 62% Iceland 91% 270,031
4 Nigeria 34,124,557 26.5% Norway 90% 4,133,737
5 Germany 31,323,928 38% Sweden 86% 7,741,526
6 South Africa 30,154,013 68% Antigua and Barbuda 86% 59,101
7 China 67,645,000 5% Finland 85.1% 4,445,149
8 Indonesia 14,276,459 5.9% Saint Kitts and Nevis 83% 32,335
9 Kenya 12,855,244 38% Saint Vincent 77% 90,501
10 Congo (Kinshasa) 12,017,001 20% Bahamas 76% 229,360
11 Uganda 9,544,319 35% Tonga 73% 82,068
12 Canada 9,513,462 29% Namibia 68% 1,380,871
13 Philippines 8,785,747 10% South Africa 68% 30,154,013
14 South Korea 8,760,000 18.1% Barbados 67% 186,454
15 Sweden 7,741,526 86% Swaziland 66% 774,774
16 Australia 7,634,366 38% Nauru 66% 8,612
17 India 7,561,851 0.7% Papua New Guinea 61.5% 3,410,340
18 Venezuela 2,230,022 8% United Kingdom 60% 36,000,000
19 Ethiopia 7,305,328 18% Jamaica 60% 1,639,099
20 Ghana 6,939,852 33% United States 55% 162,653,774
21 Mexico 6,372,174 6% Estonia 52% 693,104
22 Netherlands 5,414,472 33% Latvia 50% 1,145,119
23 Tanzania 5,147,290 14% Switzerland 49% 3,669,791
24 Denmark 4,943,425 91% New Zealand 47% 1,896,667
25 Guatemala 4,836,212 33% Micronesia, Federated States of 47% 50,833
26 Madagascar 4,510,085 25% Rwanda 43.9% 3,705,519
27 Finland 4,445,149 85.1% Fiji 42.5% 379,676
28 Malawi 4,316,418 35.5% Botswana 41% 672,447
29 Mozambique 4,269,475 22% Germany 38% 31,323,928
30 Zimbabwe 4,206,507 33% Australia 38% 7,634,366
31 Norway 4,133,737 90% Guyana 38% 290,808
32 Rwanda 3,705,519 43.9% Malawi 35.5% 4,316,418
33 Switzerland 3,669,791 35.3% Uganda 35% 9,544,319
34 Papua New Guinea 3,410,340 61.5% Netherlands 33% 5,414,472
35 Cameroon 3,276,001 20% Guatemala 33% 4,836,212
36 Zambia 3,040,685 27% Ghana 33% 6,939,852
37 Hungary 2,401,640 24% Zimbabwe 33% 4,206,507
38 Chile 2,397,137 15% Belize 30% 83,837
39 Peru 2,010,645 7.2% Grenada 30% 26,851
40 The Sudan 2,009,374 2% Canada 29% 9,513,462
41 Angola 1,678,618 15% Venezuela 29% 7,358,832
42 Jamaica 1,639,099 60% Zambia 27% 3,040,685
43 Honduras 1,604,297 23% Nigeria 26.5% 34,124,557
44 Colombia 1,503,400 3.5% Madagascar 25% 4,510,085
45 El Salvador 1,421,446 21.2% Trinidad and Tobago 24.6% 267,806
46 Bolivia 1,417,259 16% Hungary 24% 2,401,640
47 Pakistan 1,400,000 0.86% Honduras 23% 1,604,297
48 Namibia 1,380,871 68% Mozambique 22% 4,269,475
49 Romania 1,339,799 6% Suriname 22% 96,392
50 Haiti 1,299,460 16% El Salvador 21.2% 1,421,446
51 Myanmar 1,287,284 3% Cameroon 20% 3,276,001
52 France 1,213,124 2% Congo (Kinshasa) 20% 12,017,001
53 Chad 1,179,170 12% Gabon 20% 277,840
54 Latvia 1,145,119 19.4% Lesotho 20% 373,407
55 Dominican Republic 984,504 11% Liberia 20% 696,442
56 Central African Republic 949,974 25% South Korea 18.1% 8,760,000
57 Nicaragua 879,881 16.1% Costa Rica 18% 722,911
58 Côte d'Ivoire 864,902 6.43% Nicaragua 16.1% 879,881
59 Vietnam 835,355 1% Bolivia 16% 1,417,259
60 Argentina 790,759 2% Haiti 16% 1,299,460

See also[edit]

Other religions:

General:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimates vary considerably, from 18 up to 90 million or more.
  2. ^ Estimates vary considerably, from 5 million to larger figures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 5127f3ct428tyState Department.
  2. ^ Adherents.com website
  3. ^ CIA World Factbook
  4. ^ US Census Bureau.
  5. ^ "Cultural diversity in Australia". 2071.0 - Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012–2013. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Zahlen & Fakten". Evang.at. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  7. ^ IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics). 2010 Census.
  8. ^ Christians in China: Is the country in spiritual crisis? - BBC
  9. ^ Protestants in China – Background Paper - Refworld
  10. ^ Zensus 2011 - Ergebnisse, page 6
  11. ^ "Populations by religious organizations 1998-2013". Reykjavík, Iceland: Statistics Iceland. 
  12. ^ Encyclopedia of Protestantism
  13. ^ "Penduduk Menurut Wilayah dan Agama yang Dianut" [Population by Region and Religion]. Sensus Penduduk 2010. Jakarta, Indonesia: Badan Pusat Statistik. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 20 Nov 2011. "Religion is belief in Almighty God that must be possessed by every human being. Religion can be divided into Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Hu Khong Chu, and Other Religion."  Muslim 207176162 (87.18%), Christian 16528513 (6.96), Catholic 6907873 (2.91), Hindu 4012116 (2.69), Buddhist 1703254 (0.72), Khong Hu Chu 117091 (0.05), Other 299617 (0.13), Not Stated 139582 (0.06), Not Asked 757118 (0.32), Total 237641326
  14. ^ http://www.cso.ie/census/documents/2006PreliminaryReport.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.cso.ie/census/census2006results/volume_13/volume_13_religion.pdf
  16. ^ Global Christianity
  17. ^ US Protestants no longer a majority - study
  18. ^ US Religious Landscape Survey, 2012