TABLE OF STATISTICS ON
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IN THE AMERICAS
AND THE IBERIAN PENINSULA

Compiled by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES
Last update on 16 November 2017

SOURCE: DATA TAKEN FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES (SEE MEMO FIELD)

REGION / COUNTRY
(alfabetical order by country)

DATE
STATS


CATH

%
PROT

%
OTHER

%
NONE

TOTAL

SOURCE

MEMO (NOTE:  "NONE" INCLUDES "NO RELIGION" AND "NO ANSWER")

NORTH AMERICA
CANADA - TOTAL POP.

2011

39.0

27.0

11.0

24.0

101%

CENSUS 2011 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION
CANADA HISPANICS

2001

64.0

16.0

8.0

12.0

100%

CENSUS 2001 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION
MEXICO

2010

83.8

7.6

2.4

6.3

100%

CENSUS 2010 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION, INEGI 
USA - TOTAL POP.

2012

22.0

48.0

8.4

21.6

100%

POLL 2012 (OCTOBER) PEW RESEARCH CENTER 
USA HISPANICS 2013 53.0 25.0 6.0 16.0 100% POLL PUBLIC RELIGION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 2013 HISPANIC VALUES SURVEY
CENTRAL AMERICA
BELIZE

2010

40.4

39.1

4.6

15.9

100%

CENSUS 2010 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION - CARICOM
COSTA RICA

2012

63.4

22.9

3.6

10.0

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL #132, SEPT 2012 
EL SALVADOR

2012

44.3

35.3

12.9

7.5

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL, AUG-SEPT 2012
GUATEMALA

2012

47.9

38.2

2.3

11.6

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL, AUG-SEPT 2012
HONDURAS

2012

43.8

43.9

3.0

9.3

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL #81, SEPT 2012
NICARAGUA

2012

55.7

30.4

2.3

11.6

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL #72, SEPT 2012
PANAMA

2012

66.8

21.3

4.7

7.2

100%

POLL CID-GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION POLL #76, SEPT 2012
SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA

2013

71

15

3

11

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
BOLIVIA

2013

77

16

3

4

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
BRAZIL (1)

2010

64.6

22.2

5.0

8.1

100%

CENSUS 2010 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION, IGBE
BRAZIL (2)

2013

61

26

5

8

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
CHILE (1)

2006

61.0

17.0

1.0

21.0

100%

CENSUS 2006 ESTUDIO MUNDIAL DE VALORES, CHILE-MORI
CHILE (2)

2013

64

17

3

16

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
COLOMBIA

2013

79

13

6

2

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
ECUADOR

2013

79

13

3

5

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
FALKLAND-MALVINAS ISLANDS 2010 21.2 45.3 1.3 31.5 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FUTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
FRENCH GUIANA

2010

75.9

5.9

13.8

3.4

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FUTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
BRITISH GUYANA

2012

7.0

55.0

35.0

3.0

100%

CENSUS According to the 2012 census, 64 percent of the population is Christian, 25 percent Hindu, 7 percent Muslim (mainly Sunni), and less than 1 percent belong to other religious groups. Among Christians, Roman Catholics are 7 percent; Protestants are 55 percent, of which Pentecostals are 23 percent, Anglicans 5 percent, Seventh-day Adventists 5 percent, Methodists 1 percent, and other Christians 21 percent. Groups that together constitute less than 1 percent of the population include Rastafarians and Bahais. An estimated 3 percent of the population does not profess any religious affiliation.
PARAGUAY

2013

89

7

2

2

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
PERU

2013

76

17

3

4

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
SURINAM (1)

2004

20.3

20.4

39.2

20.1

100%

CENSUS 2004 Census: Christianity 40.7 (Protestant 20.4% and Roman Catholic 20.3%), Hindu 19.9%, Muslim 13.5%, Other Religions 5.8%, Nonreligious/Not Reported 20.1%.
SURINAM (2)

2010

29.3

21.2

44.7

5.4

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FUTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017: Christianity 51.6 (Roman Catholic 29.3%, Protestant 21.2%, Other Christians 1.1%), Hindu 19.8%, Muslim 15.2%, Folk Religions 5.3%, Other Religions 2.6%, and Nonreligious/Not Reported 5.4%.
URUGUAY

2013

42

15

6

37

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
VENEZUELA

2013

73

17

4

7

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
CARIBBEAN
ANGUILLA (1) 2001 5.7 84.4 5.8 4.1 100% CENSUS 2000 NATIONAL CENSUS - CARICOM:  Protestant 84.4% (Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%,  Pentecostal 7.7%, Church of God 7.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7.6%, Baptist 7.3%, other Protestant 1.3%); Roman Catholic 5.7%; other religions 5.8% (Bahai, Hindu, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Muslim & Rastafarian); none or unspecified 4.1%.
ANGUILLA (2) 2010 5.7 84.2 5.8 4.0 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FUTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA (1)

2001

10.4

80.1

3.7

5.8

100%

CENSUS 2000 NATIONAL CENSUS - CARICOM:  Protestant 80.1% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, and others 3.7%);  other religions 3.7%, none or unspecified 5.8%.  The total number of non-Christians is small; they included 808 Rastafarians, 189 Muslims, 157 Hindus, 55 Spiritual Baptists, and 42 members of the Baha'i Faith. About 2,600 reported "no religion" and 1,105 "not stated."
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA (2)

2010

10.5

81.2

6.6

1.7

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FUTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
ARUBA 2010 75.3 5.0 13.7 6.0 100% CENSUS 2010 NATIONAL CENSUS: Other includes Jehovah's Witnesses, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish = 13.7%.
BAHAMAS, THE (1)

2000

13.5

72.6

11.0

2.9

100%

CENSUS Protestant denominations including Baptists (35.4%), Anglicans (15.1%), Pentecostals (8.1%), Church of God (4.8%), Seventh-day Adventists (5%) and Methodists (4.2) are in the majority, but there are also significant Roman Catholic (13.5%) and Greek Orthodox populations. Smaller Jewish, Baha'i, Jehovah's Witnesses and Muslim communities also are present. A small number of Bahamians and Haitians, particularly those living in the Family Islands, practice Obeah. A small but stable number of citizens identify themselves as Rastafarians, while some members of the small resident Guyanese and Indian populations practice Hinduism and other South Asian religions (IRFR, 2007).
BAHAMAS, THE (2)

2010

14.5

80.0

2.3

3.2

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
BARBADOS (1) 2000 4.0 91.0 2.0 3.0 100% CENSUS According to the 2000 census, more than 95% of the population is considered Christian, although persons may not be active in any particular denomination. There are 11,000 Roman Catholics; an estimated 20% are active. The Anglican Church constitutes the largest religious group, with 70,000 members; the Seventh-day Adventists, numbered 16,000 members; Pentecostals numbered 7,000; Methodists numbered 5,000; other Protestant denominations include Baptists and Moravians. There are 2,500 members of Jehovah's Witnesses; and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are present in small numbers.  The number of non-Christians is small: there are about 4,000 Muslims; other minority religious groups include Rastafarians, Hindus, Buddhists, and members of the Baha'i Faith.
BARBADOS (2) 2010 4.3 88.0 5.8 1.9 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
BERMUDA (1) 2000 15.0 52.0 19.0 14.0 100% CENSUS Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal 11%, other Protestant 18%, other 12%, unaffiliated 6%, unspecified 1%, none 14% (2000 census).
BERMUDA (2) 2010 15.8 57.1 7.7 19.4 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
CAYMAN ISLANDS

2010

14.2 68.2 8.2 9.4 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
CUBA

2015

27

7.0

15

53

100%

POLL UNIVISION POLL, APRIL 2015, CONDUCTED BY BENDIXEN & AMANDI INTERNATIONAL.
CURAÇAO

2010

73.8 17.6 5.1 3.3 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
DOMINICA (1)

2001

61.0

29.7

3.3

6.0

100%

CENSUS According to the 2001 census, approximately 61% adhered to the Roman Catholic faith. Followers of evangelical churches represented 18% of the population, Seventh-day Adventists 6%, and Methodists 3.7%. Minority religious groups and denominations, whose members ranged in number from 1.6% to 0.2% of the population, included Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Anglicans, and Muslims. According to the census, 1.4% belonged to "other" religious groups, including Baptist, Nazarene, Church of Christ, Christian Brethren, and the Baha'i Faith; 6% of the population claimed no religious affiliation.
DOMINICA (2)

2010

58.1

35.5

5.4

1.0

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

2013

57

23

2

18

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014
GRENADA (1)

2001

44.0

49.0

3.0

4.0

100%

CENSUS According to the most recent census (2001), 44% of the population is Roman Catholic, 12%  is Anglican, 11% is Pentecostal and 11% is Seventh-day Adventist. Religious groups with 2% or more adherents include Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of God, Baptist, and Evangelical. Religious groups with 1% or less of the total population include Jehovah's Witnesses, Brethren, Baha'i, Hindu, Moravian, Muslim, Presbyterian, Rastafarian and Salvation Army. In addition, there are small communities of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and Mennonites. Approximately 4% of the population count themselves as nonbelievers.
GRENADA (2)

2010

51.9

43.4

3.7

1.0

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
GUADALOUPE

2010

85.2

7.5

4.8

2.5

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
HAITI (1)

2003

54.7

28.5

3.1

13.7

100%

CENSUS A U.N. Population Fund census released in May 2006 (based on 2003 data) revealed the following religious demographics: 54.7% is Roman Catholic, 15.4% Baptist, 7.9% Pentecostal, 3% Adventist, 2.1% Voodoo (Vodun), 1.5% Methodist, 0.7% Episcopalian, 0.5% Jehovah's Witnesses, 0.07% Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), 0.02% Muslim, and 0.4% other religious affiliation; 10.2% reported they followed no religion. Census data did not account for the remaining 3.51% of the population.  The figure for Voodoo represented only those who selected Voodoo as their primary religion. A much larger segment of the population practices Voodoo alongside Christianity (most commonly with Catholicism) and considers Christianity their primary religion. While the Government officially recognized Voodoo as a religion in 2003, it continues to be frowned upon by the elite, conservative Catholics and Protestants. The Government provides no legal status for Voodoo except for its recognition as a legitimate religious practice.
HAITI (2)

2010

56.8

29.6

3.0

10.6

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
JAMAICA (1)

2001

2.0

65.0

12.0

21.0

100%

CENSUS 2001 CENSUS OF POPULATION: Roman Catholic, 2%; all Protestant 65%, including all Church of God groups, 24%; Seventh-day Adventist, 11%; all Pentecostals, 10%; all Baptists, 7%; Anglican, 4%; United Church, 2%; Methodist, 2%; Moravian, 1%; Brethren, 1%; unstated, 3%.  The category "other religions" (12%) included Jehovah's Witnesses (2%), 24,020 Rastafarians, an estimated 5,000 Muslims, 1,453 Hindus, approximately 350 Jews and 279 Baha'is. About 21% claimed no religious affiliation.
JAMAICA (2)

2011

2.2

63.5

10.7

23.6

100%

CENSUS 2011 CENSUS OF POPULATION
MARTINIQUE

2010

84.6

9.6

3.5

2.3

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
MONTSERRAT

2010

6.5 86.7 2.0 4.8

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (1) 2013 68.0 18.0 2.0 12.0 100% CENSUS 2013 CENSUS for BONAIRE
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (2) 2013 25.0 47.0 22.0 11.0 100% CENSUS 2013 CENSUS for ST. EUSTATIUS
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (3) 2013 45.0 31.0 6.0 18.0 100% CENSUS 2013 CENSUS for SABA
PUERTO RICO

2013

56

33

2

8

100%

POLL PEW RESEARCH CENTER, 2014.
ST. KITTS (SAN CRISTOBAL) - NEVIS

2010

9.2

84.1

5.1

1.6

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
ST. LUCIA

2010

62.1

27.9

4.0

6.0

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
ST.  VINCENT- GRANADINES

2010

6.2

81.6

9.7

2.5

100%

ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017
TRINIDAD-TOBAGO

2011

21.6

26.5

38.6

13.3

100%

CENSUS 2011 NATIONAL CENSUS. Other religions includes: 18.2% Hinduism; 5.0 Islam; 6.6 Folk Religions (traditional Caribbean religious groups with African roots, such as the Spiritual or Shouter Baptists and Orisha; and smaller groups: Jehovah's Witnesses, Baha'is, Rastafarian, Buddhism and Judaism.  
TURKS-CAICOS

2010

12.3 78.0 5.1 4.6 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
VIRGIN ISLANDS-BR

2010

3.4 78.4 14.3 3.9 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
VIRGIN ISLANDS-USA 2010 27.1 65.5 3.7 3.7 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
IBERIAN PENINSULA
PORTUGAL (1) 2011

81.0

-- 3.9 15.1 100% CENSUS 2011 National Census, Protestants are included in "other" = 0.84 percent
PORTUGAL (2) 2010

89.6

1.5 1.4 7.5 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
SPAIN (1) 2010 75.2 1.0 4.8 19.0 100% ESTIMATE PEW-TEMPLETON GLOBAL RELIGIOUS VENTURES PROJECT, APRIL 2017.
SPAIN (2) 2017 69.0 -- 2.9 28.1 100% POLL Protestants were included in "other religions" by the Center for Sociological Research/Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS), November 2017.
FOOTNOTES:  
1. PROLADES ESTIMATE = PROLADES is the Spanish acronym for the LATIN AMERICAN SOCIO-RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM, located in Costa Rica.
2. POLL = PUBLIC OPINION POLL
3. CENSUS = AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT CENSUS
4. British Commonwealth nations and territories, 2000 Census: http://www.caricomstats.org/Files/Publications/NCR%20Reports/
5. IRFP = INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORTS, 2016 (U.S. DEPT. OF STATE: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor): https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm
6. For a more complete description of the various religious groups in each country or dependent territory, see the PROLADES Encyclopedia of Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean at: PROLADES ENCYCLOPEDIA
7. For our definition of "Protestant," see the following resources:  A Protestant Family Tree and A Classification System of Religious Groups in the Americas by PROLADES.