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

Compiled by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES
Last update on 28 October 2013

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.

2001

43.2

29.2

11.4

16.2

100%

CENSUS 2001 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION
CANADA HISPANICS

2001

56.8

21.0

9.1

13.1

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

2008

76.5

9.0

3.2

11.3

100%

POLL CIEL-PIETTE-CONICET, JAN-FEB 2008
BOLIVIA

2001

78.0

16.2

3.4

2.4

100%

CENSUS 2001 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION, INE
BRAZIL

2010

64.6

22.2

5.0

8.1

100%

CENSUS 2010 NATIONAL CENSUS OF POPULATION, IGBE
CHILE

2006

61.0

17.0

1.0

21.0

100%

CENSUS 2006 ESTUDIO MUNDIAL DE VALORES, CHILE-MORI; compare this with the 2002 NATIONAL CENSUS: 70% of the population over age 14 identify themselves as Roman Catholic and 15.1% as evangelicals. In the census, the term "evangelical" referred to all non-Catholic Christian churches with the exception of the Orthodox Church (Greek, Persian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Armenian), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses. Approximately 90% of evangelicals are Pentecostal. Wesleyan, Lutheran, Reformed Evangelical, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist churches are also present. Other affiliations are Jehovah's Witnesses (119,455 persons), Mormons (103,735), Jews (14,976), Orthodox Christians (6,959) and Muslims (2,894). Of those surveyed, all other religions total 493,147 persons, or 4.4%, and atheists and those "indifferent" regarding religion constitute approximately 8.3% (931,990). The Baha'i were not mentioned in the census, but adherents estimate the number of practitioners at 6,000. There is also a small Buddhist population as well as a very small number of Unification Church (Rev. Moon) members.
COLOMBIA

2006

80.0

12.5

5.5

2.0 

100%

POLL ESTIMATE:  A March 22, 2007, article in the daily newspaper El Tiempo said that 80% of the population was Roman Catholic; 13.5% belonged to non-Catholic forms of Christianity; 2% were agnostic, and the remaining 4.5% belonged to other religious groups, such as Islam and Judaism.  
ECUADOR

2008

66.0

12.5

--

21.5

100%

POLL Encuesta Nacional de Participacion Cuidadana, INEC-SENPLADES 2008; "none" 21.5% includes other religions; INEC, 2012: 80.4% Catholic, 11.3% Protestant-Evangelical, 8.3 other religions or none (small urban sample in 5 cities of only 13,211 persons over 16 years of age).
FALKLAND-MALVINAS ISLANDS 1995 11.0 67.0 7.0 15.0 100% AM2000 WFB 2007: primarily Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist (no statistics).
FRENCH GUIANA

2010

75.6

6.8

8.1

9.5

100%

OW2010 OPERATION WORLD 2010: Other religions include Ethnoreligionist (Amerindian & Maroon) 2.7%: Muslim 1.8%; Sikh 0.9%; Chinese religions 0.9%; and Baha'i Faith 0.4%.
BRITISH GUYANA

2002

8.0

47.7

40.1

4.2

100%

CENSUS 2002 census: Protestant 47.7% (16.7% Pentecostal, 6.9% Anglican, 5.0% Seventh-day Adventist,1.6% Methodist, and 17.5% othe); 8.0% Roman Catholic; 30% Hindu, 7.2% Muslim (mostly Sunni), and 2.9% other religions, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Rastafarianism and Baha'i; and 4.2% did not profess any religion.
PARAGUAY

2002

89.6

6.2

2.1

2.1

100%

CENSUS 2002 NATIONAL CENSUS: 89.6% Roman Catholic, 6.2% evangelical Christian, 1.1% other Christian, 0.6% indigenous religions, 0.3% other (non-Christian) religions, 1.1% non-religious, and 1% unknown.  Other religious groups include Jewish (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and Baha'i. The eastern Department of Alto Parana has a large Islamic community as the result of substantial immigration from the Middle East, particularly Lebanon. A large Mennonite community flourishes in the western Department of Boqueron. 
PERU

2007

81.3

12.5

3.3

2.9

100%

CENSUS 2007 National Census conducted by the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI)
SURINAM

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 5.8%, Nonreligious 4.4%, Not reportes 15.7%. 
URUGUAY

2006

47.0

11.1

1.3

40.6

100%

SURVEY National Institute of Statistics (INE): National Housing Survey, 2006: http://www.ine.gub.uy/enha2006/flash/Flash%206_Religion.pdf; a 2008 poll of major urban areas (sample = 512,398 persons over 18 years of age) by FCS-UR reported 51.9% Catholic, 13.0% Protestant-Evangelical, 3.7% "other Christians," 1.0% other religions, and 30.4% none: http://www.fcs.edu.uy/archivos/2609.pdf
VENEZUELA

2011

71.0

17.0

3.0

9.0

100%

POLL GIS XXI, 2011: http://es.scribd.com/doc/99916070/Radiografia-religiosa-de-Venezuela-Jesus-Maria-Aguirre
CARIBBEAN
ANGUILLA 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%.
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA

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."
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

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 (WFB, IRFR, 2007).
BARBADOS 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.
BERMUDA 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).
CAYMAN ISLANDS

1995

3.0 88.0 5.9 3.1 100% AM2000 United Church (Presbyterian, Congregational and Disciples of Christ), Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, Churches of Christ, other Protestant churches and the Roman Catholic Church.
CUBA

2012

51.7

5.0

2.5

40.8

100%

PROLADES PROLADES statistical report based on a survey of current literature and recent news sources.
DOMINICA

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.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

2006

68.9

18.2

2.3

10.6

100%

POLL According to the 2006 CID-Gallup Poll, the population is 39.8% Catholic (practicing) and 29.1% Catholic (nonpracticing); 18.2% is evangelical Protestant; 10.6% have no religion; other religions constitute 2.3% (Source: IRFR 2007)
GRENADA

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.
GUADALOUPE

1997

92.0

 --

1.8

4.5

98.3%

AM2000  PROTESTANTS ARE INCLUDED IN "OTHER."
HAITI

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.
JAMAICA

2001

2.0

65.0

12.0

21.0

100%

CENSUS 2001 CENSUS OF POPULATION: Roman Catholic, 2%; all Protestant 65%, including Church of God, 24%; Seventh-day Adventist, 11%; Pentecostal, 10%; Baptist, 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.
MARTINIQUE

1997

85.0

10.5

4.5

--

100%

NationMaster The category "other religions" includes Muslim 0.5%, Hindu 0.5% and other religions/none 3.5%.
MONTSERRAT

1995

15.0 80.2 2.8 2.0

100%

AM2000 WFB 2007:   Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations (no statistics given).
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 2001 72.0 18.6 4.2 5.2 100% CENSUS 2001 CENSUS:   Roman Catholic 72%, Pentecostal 4.9%, Protestant 3.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.1%, Methodist 2.9%, other Christian 4.2%, Jewish 1.3%,  Jehovah's Witnesses 1.7%, other or unspecified 1.2%, none 5.2%.
PUERTO RICO

2010

71.0

23.5

3.9

1.6

100%

PROLADES PROLADES statistical report for CONELA based on a survey of current literature and the Operation World 2010 Database.
ST. KITTS (SAN CRISTOBAL)- NEVIS

1992

6.7

84.6

8.7

-- 

100%

AM2000 PROTESTANTS, 84.6% (ANGLICANS, 25.2%; METHODISTS, 25.2%; PENTECOSTALS, 8.4%; MORAVIANS, 7.6%)
ST. LUCIA

2001

67.0

21.0

1.4

10.6

100%

CENSUS IRFR 2007: According to the 2001 population and housing census, Roman Catholics account for approximately 67% of the population; the second largest group is Seventh-day Adventists, comprising almost 9%, followed by Pentecostals, with nearly 6%. Evangelicals and Anglicans each account for approximately 2% of the population, while Baptists and Methodists represent smaller numbers. The total number of non-Christians is very small. There are an estimated 350 Muslims; while some of the Muslims are immigrants from other Caribbean countries, the Middle East, and South Asia, most Muslims are local converts. Other religious groups include Baha'is and Rastafarians (3,500 members).
ST.  VINCENT- GRANADINES

1992

10.7

57.0

32.3

 --

100%

AM2000 PROTESTANTS, 57.0% (ANGLICANS, 17.9%; PENTECOSTALS, 14.9%; METHODISTS, 10.5%) 
TRINIDAD-TOBAGO

2006

26.0

24.6

46.1

3.3

100%

IRFR According to the latest unofficial estimates (2006), 26% of the population is Roman Catholic, 24.6% Protestant (including 7.8% Anglican, 6.8% Pentecostal, 4% Seventh-day Adventist, 3.3% Presbyterian or Congregational, 1.8% Baptist, and 0.9% Methodist), 22.5% Hindu, and 5.8% Muslim. A small number of individuals belong to traditional Caribbean religious groups with African roots, such as the Spiritual Baptists (sometimes called Shouter Baptists), 5.4%, and the Orisha, 0.1%. The smaller groups are Jehovah's Witnesses (1.6%) and atheists (1.9%). Those listed as "other" account for 10.7%, which includes numerous small Christian groups as well as Baha'is, Rastafarians, Buddhists and Jews.  
TURKS-CAICOS

1997

8.3 90.0 1.7 -- 100% AM2000 WFB 2007:   Baptist 40%, Anglican 18%, Methodist 16%, Church of God 12%, other 14% (1990).
VIRGIN ISLANDS-BR

2001

9.5 72.7 11.4 6.4 100% CENSUS Protestant 72.7% (Methodist 22.7%, Anglican 11.6%, Church of God 11.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 8.4%, Baptist 8.2%, other 10.5%), Roman Catholic 9.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2.2%, other religions 6.6%, none 6.4% and not stated 2.7% (2001 Census).
VIRGIN ISLANDS-USA 1995 36.1 55.4 6.3 2.2 100% AM2000 WFB 2007, no date: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%.
IBERIAN PENINSULA
PORTUGAL 2011

81.0

-- 3.9 15.1 100% CENSUS 2011 national census, Protestants are included in "other."
SPAIN 2006

70.9

-- 2.4 26.7 100% POLL Centro de Investigacion Sociologico (CIS), April 2013: Protestants are included in "other."
FOOTNOTES:  
1. PROLADES ESTIMATE = PROLADES is the Spanish acronym for the LATIN AMERICAN SOCIO-RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM, located in San Pedro, Montes de Oca, Costa Rica.
2. AM2000 = ALMANAQUE MUNDIAL 2000-2006, published by EDITORIAL TELEVISA in Mexico City, 1999-2006. 
3. WFB = CIA WORLD FACTBOOK, 2007 (web version):  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aa.html  
4. NationMaster website: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/rel_rel_all-religion-religions-all
5. POLL = PUBLIC OPINION POLL
6. CENSUS = AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT CENSUS
7. British Commonwealth nations and territories, 2000 Census: http://www.caricomstats.org/Files/Publications/NCR%20Reports/VBT.pdf
8. IRFP = INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT, 2007-2010 (U.S. DEPT. OF STATE: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor): http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2010/c39461.htm
9. OPERATION WORLD 2010 DATABASE
10. For our definition of "Protestant," see the following resources:  A Protestant Family Tree and A Classification System of Religious Groups in the Americas.