Religion in Italy

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Religion in Italy (Ipsos MORI, 2011)[1]

  Christianity (77%)
  Other religions (2%)
  Islam (1%)
  Non-religious (15%)
  Not stated (5%)
Religion in Italy (2006)
Catholicism
  
87.8%
No religion
  
5.8%
Islam
  
1.9%
Orthodoxy
  
1.6%
Others
  
1.5%
Protestantism
  
1.4%

Catholicism is by far the largest religious group in Italy. Catholics made up 87.8% of the population, with 36.8% considering themselves practicing Catholics according to a 2006 publication.[2]

According to a 2011 survey by Ipsos MORI 77% of the Italians are Christians, 15% are irreligious, atheist or agnostic, 2% adhere to unspecified other religions, 1% are Muslims, and 5% did not give an answer to the question.[1]

According to the most recent Eurobarometer Poll 2005:[3]

  • 74% of Italian citizens responded that they believe there is a God;
  • 16% answered that they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force;
  • 6% answered that they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God, or life force.

Demography[edit]

A Catholic church in Venice
A Protestant church in Bordighera
The synagogue of Florence

This is a scheme of the religious composition of Italian population (58,751,711 - 2006, estimated):

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