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Brazil

Brazil Religion Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Buddhism > Buddhists 633,180.5 2013 15th out of 130
Buddhism > By Country > Buddhism > Population > 2007[49] 190.01 million 2007 2nd out of 51
Buddhism > Percent Buddhist 0.315% 2013 46th out of 96
Catholic > Cardinal electors 4 2005 7th out of 63
Catholic > Cardinal electors per million 0.0215 2005 42nd out of 62
Catholic > Cardinals 8 2005 5th out of 65
Catholic > Cardinals > Per $ GDP 0.076 per $14.1 billion 2005 48th out of 64
Catholic > Cardinals per million 0.043 2005 47th out of 64
Christian > Catholic > Female catholics 62.1 million 2010 1st out of 10
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics 61.18 million 2010 1st out of 10
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics per thousand people 313.41 2010 4th out of 10
Christian > Catholic > Rural catholics 118,537 2010 3rd out of 6
Christian > Catholic > Rural catholics per thousand people 0.607 2010 4th out of 6
Christian > Catholic > Urban catholics 100.06 million 2010 1st out of 7
Christian > Catholic > Urban female catholics 51.18 million 2010 1st out of 7
Christian > Catholic > Urban male catholics 48.87 million 2010 1st out of 7
Christian > Catholic > Urban male catholics per thousand people 250.36 2010 2nd out of 7
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 1,941 2014 1st out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 1.21 million 2014 1st out of 195
Christian > Mormon > Temples 6 2014 1st out of 34
Christian > Orthodox > Female orthodox population 65,844 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Female orthodox population per thousand people 0.337 2010 4th out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Male orthodox population 65,727 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Male orthodox population per thousand people 0.337 2010 4th out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population 131,571 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population per thousand people 0.674 2010 3rd out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Rural female orthodox population 8,485 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Rural female orthodox population per thousand people 0.0435 2010 2nd out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Rural male orthodox population 9,785 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Rural orthodox population 18,270 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Rural orthodox population per thousand people 0.0936 2010 3rd out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Urban female orthodox population 57,359 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Urban male orthodox population 55,942 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Orthodox > Urban orthodox population 113,301 2010 1st out of 4
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans 951,466 2010 16th out of 17
Christian > Prostestant > Lutherans per thousand people 4.87 2010 16th out of 17
Christian > Protestant > Lutherans 951,466 2014 2nd out of 5
Christianity > Percent Christian 90.4% 2009 5th out of 13
Church and state > Constitutional reference to God enactment date 1,988 2014 12th out of 29
Hindus 3,040 2011 72nd out of 94
Hindus per thousand people 0.0154 2011 93th out of 94
Islam > Percentage Muslim 0.02% 2004 158th out of 167
Jehovahs Witnesses 637,655 2002 2nd out of 177
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 3.55 2002 44th out of 158
Jews 130,000 1998 9th out of 89
Jews per 1000 0.767 1998 37th out of 86
Major religion(s) Christianity 2013
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 0.1% 2014 167th out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 204,000 2014 100th out of 177
People who say religion is important 86.5% 2009 2nd out of 13
Religions Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% 2000
Religions > All Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census) 2006
Religions > Protestant 15.4% 2006 24th out of 51
Religious diversity score 0.605 2001 63th out of 214
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 86.5% 2014 64th out of 143
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 13% 2014 78th out of 143
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 1.33 million 2004 1st out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 7.23 2004 58th out of 200
State religion > Church Roman Catholic Church 1988
State religion > Denomination Catholic 1988
State religion > Disestablishment date 1890 1988

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Buddhism by country (Buddhism by Country); Wikipedia: Buddhism by country; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (Caribbean); Wikipedia: Lutheranism by region (Countries with more than 500,000 Lutherans) ([1] The Lutheran World Federation 2010 Membership Figures); Wikipedia: Lutheranism by region (Countries with more than 500,000 Lutherans) ([1] The Lutheran World Federation 2010 Membership Figures). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://www.lutheranworld.org/content/member-churches; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_by_country#Sovereign_states; Wikipedia: Constitutional references to God (List); https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Islam by country (Table) ("Muslim Population by Country" . The Future of the Global Muslim Population . Pew Research Center . Retrieved 22 December 2011 .); Wikipedia: Christianity in Norway (Importance of religion) (GALLUP WorldView - data accessed on 17 january 2009); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006; Wikipedia: List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level (Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization) (Natalka Patsiurko, John L. Campbell and John A. Hall (2012). "Measuring cultural diversity: ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization in the OECD" . Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2): 195–217 . Retrieved September 13, 2012 .); Wikipedia: Importance of religion by country (Countries); adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: State religion (Established churches and former state churches)

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Brazil Religion Profiles (Subcategories)

Buddhism 3 Christian 40
Catholic 5 State religion 3

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