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Most Christian Countries 2024

Christianity is the largest religion in the world. It is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

How Many Christians are in the World Today?

Approximately 2.38 billion people practice some form of Christianity globally. This means that about one-third of the world’s total population is Christian. Christianity has several denominations, but the largest is the Catholic Church. There are about 1.2 billion Catholics globally. Other large denominations include Protestantism and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The Most Christian Countries

Christianity is the predominant religion in Europe, Russia, North America, South America, parts of Africa, Timor Leste, the Philippines, and much of Oceania. However, Christianity is also practiced on a smaller scale in regions including the Middle East and Indonesia. In some 21 nations worldwide, Christianity has been deemed the state religion. These nations include England, Greece, and Iceland. Nations with high numbers of Christians or members of any religion but no official state religion and where religion does not play a role in policymaking are secular countries.

In terms of how many Christians reside in a nation, the United States leads the pack with approximately 230 million. Brazil also has a high number of Christians – over 180 million, to be exact.

Countries with the highest total number of Christians:

Country
# Christians
United States213M
Brazil180.8M
Philippines92.7M
Ethiopia77.5M
Nigeria74.4M
Russia66M
DR Congo63.1M
Italy53.2M
South Africa52.9M
China49.2M

In terms of percentages of Christians compared to a nation’s population as a whole, the top spot is understandably claimed by Vatican City, the independent city state that is the headquarters of the Catholic Church. The Vatican's roughly 825 citizens are all Christian, which gives it a percentage of 100%. In second place is Timor Leste (formerly East Timor). Of this island nation's more than 1.1 million residents, approximately 99.1% are Christian. A full 98% of American' Samoa's 70,000 residents practice Christianity, but it's a U.S. territory rather than an independent country. Thus, third place falls to Romania, which is 98% Christian.

Countries with the highest percentage of Christians:

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Country
% Christians
% Catholic
% Protestant/Orthodox/Other Christian
# Christians
Vatican City100%100%0%836
Timor Leste99.6%97.6%2%1.3M
American Samoa98.3%20%0%70K
Romania98%11%87%18.1M
Armenia97.9%1%96.9%2.8M
Grenada97.3%53%45%101K
Papua New Guinea97%27%70%6.8M
Greenland96.6%0%96.6%55K
Haiti96%80%16%9.6M
Paraguay96%88%8%6.3M
Zambia95.5%20.2%72.3%12.9M
Micronesia95.4%0%0%106K
Faroe Islands95.4%0%94%33K
Bahamas95%12%83%336K
Seychelles94.7%82%15.2%80K
Peru94.5%76%18.5%29.5M
Poland94.3%86.3%8%36.1M
Falkland Islands94.3%0%94%3K
Ecuador94%74%20%14.1M
British Virgin Islands94%9%85%23K
Rwanda93.6%56.9%26%9.6M
Greece93%1%97.3%10M
DR Congo92%50%42%63.1M
Colombia92%79%13%43.6M
Panama92%80%12%3.1M
Moldova91.8%0.1%91.7%2.8M
Malta91.6%88.6%3%400K
San Marino91.6%90.5%1.1%31K
Serbia91%5%86%7.3M
Republic of the Congo90.7%50%40%3.4M
Anguilla90.5%3%87%15K
Brazil90%64.6%22.2%180.8M
Namibia90%13.7%76.3%2M
Lesotho90%45%45%1.9M
Andorra89.5%88.2%1.3%78K
Cape Verde89.1%78.7%10.4%487K
Bolivia89%76%13%9.7M
Puerto Rico89%56%33%3.9M
Mexico88.9%77.7%11.2%12M
Equatorial Guinea88.7%80.7%8%683K
Dominica88.7%61%27%59K
Georgia88.1%0.5%87.6%3.2M
Venezuela88%71%17%28.3M
Honduras88%47%41%6.7M
Gabon88%41.9%46.1%1.1M
Aruba88%80.8%7.8%98K
Croatia87.4%79%8.4%4.1M
Guatemala87%47%40%14M
Zimbabwe87%17%63%12.5M
Cook Islands87%17.4%69.6%13K
Kenya85.5%20.6%64.9%40.7M
Liberia85.5%0%85.5%1.4M
Philippines85.3%78.8%6.5%92.7M
South Africa85.3%5%75%52.9M
Madagascar85%0%0%22.3M
Portugal84.8%80.2%4.6%7.4M
Nicaragua84.6%58.8%25.8%5.2M
Uganda84.5%39.3%45.2%29.3M
Liechtenstein84.4%75.9%8.5%30K
Italy83.8%81.2%2%53.2M
Ireland83.8%78.2%5.6%4M
Dominican Republic83%65%18%9.7M
Eswatini82.7%25%57.7%994K
Monaco82.6%77%0%30K
Costa Rica82%57%25%4M
Ukraine81.9%7.5%74.4%34.8M
El Salvador81.9%52.6%29.3%5.1M
Tonga81%16%65%84K
Central African Republic80%29%51%2.3M
Lithuania79.4%74.2%5.2%2.2M
Denmark79%1%77.8%4.4M
Cyprus79%1%78%863K
Montenegro78.8%3.4%72.4%500K
Palau77.9%65%12.9%16K
Malawi77.3%17.2%60.1%13.6M
Argentina77%66%11%34.9M
Norway76.7%2.4%73.8%3.8M
Belize76.7%40%36.7%247K
Ethiopia75%0.7%63.4%77.5M
Angola75%50%25%17.1M
Burundi75%60%15%7.7M
Barbados74%4.2%70%244K
Antigua and Barbuda74%10%64%66K
Cameroon73%44.4%29.3%15.4M
Luxembourg72.4%68.7%3.7%360K
Iceland72.3%3.9%68.4%272.2K
Botswana71.6%5%66%1.4M
Ghana71.3%10%61.3%22M
Latvia70%24.1%46.8%1.6M
Jamaica68.9%2.2%66.7%1.9M
Slovakia68.8%59.8%9%3.7M
Chile68%55%13%9.9M
Slovenia68%64%4%1.6M
Finland67.1%0.3%66.9%3.7M
Eritrea67%4%54%3.6M
Switzerland66.9%36.5%30.4%5.7M
Cayman Islands66.9%13.6%53.3%52.6K
United States65%20%45%213M
Belgium65%58%7%6.9M
Cuba65%52.7%7.5%6.6M
Bulgaria64.7%0.6%64.1%6.4M
Bermuda64.7%15%50%44K
Fiji64.4%8.9%55.5%540K
Sweden64.3%1.2%63.1%6.6M
Guyana62.7%7.1%55.6%468K
Tanzania61.4%0%0%31.3M
South Sudan60.5%30%30%6M
North Macedonia60.4%0.4%60%1.1M
Austria60%54.9%5%5.2M
Spain59.2%58.2%1%28M
Uruguay58.1%47%11%1.9M
Trinidad and Tobago57.6%21.5%33.4%774K
Mozambique56.1%28.4%27.7%13.1M
Belarus55.4%7.1%48.3%5.3M
Germany53.9%26.7%27.2%44.9M
Canada53.3%29.9%23.4%19.3M
Hungary52.9%39%13.9%5.3M
Benin48.5%25.5%23%5.6M
Suriname48.4%21.6%26.8%262K
Russia46.6%0.1%46.6%66M
Nigeria45.9%10.6%35.3%74.4M
Bosnia and Herzegovina45.9%15.2%30.8%1.6M
Australia43.9%20%23.9%11.1M
Ivory Coast39.8%0%0%11.7M
Lebanon38%26%15%1.6M
United Kingdom37%7%31%25.6M
Netherlands37%22%15%5.8M
New Zealand37%10%27%1.7M
Chad35%20%15%4.2M
Mauritius32.2%0%0%418K
Togo29%0%0%2M
South Korea27.6%7.9%19.7%13.6M
Estonia26.8%0.8%26%298.4K
Burkina Faso26.3%20.1%6.2%5.4M
Singapore18.9%7%11.9%1.1M
Hong Kong18.4%5%6.8%1.4M
Kazakhstan17.2%0%0%3.3M
Albania17%10%7%580K
Kuwait15%3.2%12.8%458K
Bahrain15%0%0%185K
Qatar13.8%0%0%263K
Czech Republic11.7%9.3%2.4%1.2M
Kyrgyzstan11.4%0%0%610K
Indonesia10.5%3.1%7.4%29.1M
Egypt10%0%0%9M
Syria10%2%8%1.8M
Sierra Leone10%0%0%619K
Guinea Bissau10%10%0%165K
Malaysia9%41.3%35.5%2.3M
United Arab Emirates9%7%2%940K
Turkmenistan9%0%9%466K
Guinea8.9%5%5%1M
Sri Lanka7.4%6.1%1.3%1.5M
Vietnam7.1%6.1%1%6.8M
Brunei7.1%0%0%29K
Oman6.5%0%0%180K
Myanmar6.2%1%5.2%3.8M
Jordan6%0%0%388K
Palestine6%0%0%173K
Djibouti6%1%5%53K
Saudi Arabia5%0%0%1.5M
Senegal4.2%0%0%570K
Gambia4.2%0%0%79K
Taiwan3.9%0%0%902K
China3.5%0.7%2.9%49.2M
Israel3.5%0%3.5%266K
Azerbaijan3.1%0%3.1%280K
Libya2.7%0.5%1.5%170K
Uzbekistan2.6%0%2.6%710K
Mali2.4%0%0%348K
India2.3%1.3%1%30M
Laos2.2%1%1%145K
Comoros2.1%0%0%15K
North Korea1.7%0%0%406K
Pakistan1.6%0.8%0.8%3.3M
Iran1.5%0%1.5%1.5M
Sudan1.5%0%0%525K
Nepal1.4%0%0%376K
Tajikistan1.4%0.1%1.3%110K
Mongolia1.3%0%0%42.9K
Iraq1.2%0%1.2%500K
Japan1.1%0.5%0.6%1.9M
Thailand1.1%0%0%768K
Morocco1%0%0%336K
Cambodia1%0.2%0.9%148K
Bhutan1%0.1%0.9%7K
Niger0.5%0%0%85K
Bangladesh0.3%0.4%0%495K
Turkey0.2%0%0%120K
Mauritania0.1%0%0%5K
Maldives0.1%0%0%300
Algeria0%0%1%71K
Afghanistan0%0%0%30K
Yemen0%0%0%25K
Somalia0%0%0%1K
Tunisia0%0%0%30K
Western Sahara0%0%0%200
Total0%0%0%2B
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Which country has the highest Christian population?

Vatican City has the highest percentage of Christians, with 100% of its residents being Christians. The United States has the highest total number of Christians.

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