Most Christian Countries 2022

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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:

  1. United States
  2. Brazil
  3. Mexico
  4. Nigeria
  5. Philippines
  6. Russia
  7. Democratic Republic of Congo
  8. Italy
  9. Ethiopia
  10. China

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:

  1. Vatican City - 100%
  2. Timor Leste - 99.1%
  3. Romania - 98.0%
  4. Armenia - 97.9%
  5. Grenada - 97.3%
  6. Papua New Guinea - 97%
  7. Greenland - 96.6%
  8. Haiti - 96% (tie)
  9. Paraguay - 96% (tie)
  10. Zambia - 95.5%

Most Christian Countries 2022

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Most Christian Countries 2022

Country % Christian % Catholic % Protestant/Orthodox/Other Christian Number of Christians 2022 Population
Timor Leste99.10%96.90%2.20%1,152,0001,369,429
American Samoa98.30%20.00%78.00%70,00055,030
Romania98.00%11.00%87.00%18,067,00019,031,335
Greece98.00%0.70%97.30%11,000,00010,316,637
Armenia97.90%0.00%97.90%2,826,0002,971,966
Grenada97.30%53.00%45.00%101,000113,475
Papua New Guinea97.00%27.00%70.00%6,800,0009,292,169
Puerto Rico97.00%50.00%47.00%3,878,0002,829,812
Greenland96.60%0.00%96.60%55,00056,973
Haiti96.00%80.00%16.00%9,597,00011,680,283
Paraguay96.00%88.00%8.00%6,260,0007,305,843
Zambia95.50%20.20%72.30%12,939,00019,470,234
Micronesia95.40%0.00%0.00%106,000117,489
Faroe Islands95.40%0.00%94.00%33,00049,233
Moldova95.30%2.00%93.30%3,480,0004,013,171
Bahamas95.00%12.00%83.00%335,975400,516
Seychelles94.70%82.00%15.20%80,00099,426
Poland94.30%86.30%8.00%36,090,00037,739,785
Falkland Islands94.30%0.00%94.00%3,0003,539
Ecuador94.00%74.00%20.00%14,099,00018,113,361
British Virgin Islands94.00%85.00%9.00%23,00030,596
Rwanda93.60%56.90%26.00%9,619,00013,600,464
Mexico92.40%82.70%9.70%107,780,000131,562,772
DR Congo92.00%50.00%42.00%63,150,00095,240,792
Colombia92.00%79.00%13.00%43,560,00051,512,762
Panama92.00%80.00%12.00%3,057,0004,446,964
Malta91.60%88.60%3.00%400,000444,033
San Marino91.60%90.50%1.10%31,00034,085
Serbia91.00%5.00%86.00%7,260,0008,653,016
Republic of the Congo90.70%50.00%40.00%3,409,0005,797,805
Anguilla90.50%3.00%87.00%15,00015,230
Croatia90.10%86.20%4.70%4,107,0004,059,286
Brazil90.00%64.60%25.40%180,770,000215,353,593
Namibia90.00%13.70%76.30%1,991,0002,633,874
Lesotho90.00%45.00%45.00%1,876,0002,175,699
Andorra89.50%88.20%1.30%78,00077,463
Cape Verde89.10%78.70%10.40%487,000567,678
Bolivia89.00%76.00%13.00%9,730,00011,992,656
Equatorial Guinea88.70%80.70%8.00%683,0001,496,662
Dominica88.70%61.00%27.00%59,00072,344
Uganda88.60%41.90%46.70%29,943,00048,432,863
Georgia88.60%0.90%87.70%3,930,0003,968,738
Argentina88.00%74.00%14.00%37,561,00046,010,234
Venezuela88.00%71.00%17.00%28,340,00029,266,991
Honduras88.00%47.00%41.00%6,660,00010,221,247
Gabon88.00%41.90%46.10%1,081,0002,331,533
Aruba88.00%80.80%7.80%98,000107,609
Peru87.00%77.00%10.00%27,635,00033,684,208
Guatemala87.00%47.00%40.00%14,018,00018,584,039
Zimbabwe87.00%17.00%63.00%12,500,00015,331,428
Monaco86.00%0.00%0.00%30,00039,783
Cook Islands86.00%16.80%69.60%19,00017,571
Liberia85.50%0.00%85.50%1,391,0005,305,117
Kenya85.10%23.40%61.70%34,774,00056,215,221
Philippines85.00%80.00%5.00%86,500,000112,508,994
Bulgaria85.00%1.00%84.00%6,364,0006,844,597
Nicaragua84.60%58.80%25.80%5,217,0006,779,100
Liechtenstein84.40%75.90%8.50%30,00038,387
Portugal84.30%81.00%3.30%10,110,00010,140,570
Ireland83.80%78.20%5.60%3,992,0005,020,199
Lithuania83.40%78.20%6.00%2,827,0002,661,708
Italy83.00%81.20%2.00%53,230,00060,262,770
Dominican Republic83.00%65.00%18.00%9,734,00011,056,370
Costa Rica83.00%69.00%14.00%3,912,0005,182,354
Eswatini82.70%25.00%57.70%994,0001,184,817
Ukraine81.90%7.50%74.40%34,830,00043,192,122
El Salvador81.90%52.60%29.30%5,073,0006,550,389
Tonga81.00%16.00%65.00%84,000107,749
Slovakia80.00%67.00%13.00%4,730,0005,460,193
Central African Republic80.00%29.00%51.00%2,302,0005,016,678
Malawi79.90%0.00%0.00%12,538,00020,180,839
South Africa79.80%5.00%75.00%43,090,00060,756,135
Denmark79.00%1.00%77.80%4,400,7545,834,950
Cyprus79.00%1.00%78.00%863,0001,223,387
Montenegro78.80%3.40%72.40%500,000627,950
Palau77.90%65.00%12.90%16,00018,233
Iceland76.80%3.90%72.90%274,000345,393
Norway76.70%2.40%74.30%3,844,0005,511,370
Belize76.70%40.00%36.70%247,000412,190
Angola75.00%50.00%25.00%17,094,00035,027,343
Burundi75.00%60.00%15.00%7,662,00012,624,840
Latvia75.00%25.10%50.00%1,570,0001,848,837
Barbados74.00%4.20%70.00%244,000288,023
Antigua And Barbuda74.00%10.00%64.00%66,00099,509
Cayman Islands73.80%0.00%0.00%42,00067,277
Switzerland73.00%40.00%35.00%5,700,0008,773,637
Luxembourg72.40%68.70%3.70%360,000642,371
Finland71.90%0.30%71.60%3,965,0005,554,960
Botswana71.60%5.00%66.00%1,416,0002,441,162
Ghana71.20%13.10%58.10%19,300,00032,395,450
United States71.00%20.80%49.80%230,000,000334,805,269
Spain71.00%68.00%2.00%33,000,00046,719,142
Chile68.00%55.00%13.00%9,900,00019,250,195
Slovenia68.00%64.00%4.00%1,610,0002,078,034
Canada67.30%38.70%29.00%22,103,00038,388,419
Austria67.30%57.90%9.40%5,940,0009,066,710
Jamaica65.30%2.00%63.30%1,784,0002,985,094
Russia65.00%0.10%65.00%80,000,000145,805,947
Cameroon65.00%38.40%26.30%13,390,00027,911,548
Belgium65.00%58.00%7.00%6,860,00011,668,278
Sweden65.00%2.00%63.00%6,292,00010,218,971
Hungary65.00%49.00%13.91%6,501,0009,606,259
Bermuda64.70%15.00%50.00%44,00061,939
Fiji64.40%8.90%55.50%540,000909,466
Ethiopia64.00%0.70%63.40%52,580,000120,812,698
France63.00%54.00%4.00%40,000,00065,584,518
Tanzania61.40%0.00%0.00%31,342,00063,298,550
South Sudan60.50%30.00%30.00%6,010,00011,618,511
United Kingdom59.30%8.90%50.00%33,200,00068,497,907
Cuba59.20%52.70%7.50%6,670,00011,305,652
Uruguay58.10%47.00%11.00%1,941,0003,496,016
Trinidad And Tobago57.60%21.50%33.40%774,0001,406,585
Guyana57.00%8.00%49.00%434,000794,045
Germany56.10%27.70%28.40%46,600,00083,883,596
Mozambique56.10%28.40%27.70%13,121,00033,089,461
Belarus55.40%7.10%48.30%5,265,0009,432,800
Australia52.10%22.60%29.60%12,201,60026,068,792
Eritrea50.00%4.00%45.00%2,871,0003,662,244
Nigeria49.00%12.00%36.00%88,400,000216,746,934
Suriname48.40%21.60%26.80%262,000596,831
New Zealand47.80%12.60%35.20%1,858,9774,898,203
Bosnia And Herzegovina45.94%15.19%30.75%1,622,0933,249,317
Estonia45.00%3.00%42.00%310,0001,321,910
Benin42.80%27.00%15.00%3,943,00012,784,726
Madagascar41.00%0.00%0.00%8,260,00029,178,077
Netherlands39.00%22.00%15.20%6,750,00017,211,447
Lebanon39.00%26.00%15.00%1,700,0006,684,849
Chad35.00%20.00%15.00%4,150,00017,413,580
Czech Republic34.00%29.00%5.00%1,175,00010,736,784
Ivory Coast32.80%28.90%3.90%7,075,00027,742,298
Mauritius32.20%0.00%0.00%418,0001,274,727
South Korea29.20%10.90%18.30%14,601,00051,329,899
Togo29.00%0.00%0.00%1,966,0008,680,837
Kazakhstan26.20%2.30%23.90%4,150,00019,205,043
Burkina Faso22.00%18.00%4.00%3,746,00022,102,838
Singapore18.00%5.70%12.00%900,0005,943,546
Albania17.00%10.00%7.00%580,0002,866,374
Sierra Leone15.00%0.00%0.00%919,0008,306,436
Kuwait15.00%3.20%12.80%458,0004,380,326
Bahrain15.00%0.00%9.00%185,0001,783,983
Kyrgyzstan14.50%0.00%0.00%780,0006,728,271
Qatar13.80%0.00%0.00%263,0002,979,915
Hong Kong11.80%5.00%6.80%835,0007,604,299
Brunei11.00%0.00%0.00%45,000445,431
Indonesia10.00%3.00%7.00%24,000,000279,134,505
Egypt10.00%0.00%0.00%9,029,000106,156,692
Syria10.00%2.00%8.00%1,800,00019,364,809
Guinea Bissau10.00%10.00%0.00%165,0002,063,367
Malaysia9.20%0.00%0.00%2,820,00033,181,072
United Arab Emirates9.00%7.00%2.00%940,00010,081,785
Turkmenistan9.00%0.00%9.00%466,0006,201,943
Guinea8.90%5.00%5.00%1,032,00013,865,691
Vietnam8.20%7.00%1.00%7,038,00098,953,541
Sri Lanka7.50%6.10%1.40%1,531,00021,575,842
Oman6.50%0.00%0.00%180,0005,323,993
Myanmar6.20%1.00%5.20%3,790,00055,227,143
Jordan6.00%0.00%0.00%388,00010,300,869
Djibouti6.00%1.00%5.00%53,0001,016,097
Saudi Arabia5.00%0.00%0.00%1,500,00035,844,909
Senegal4.20%0.00%0.00%570,00017,653,671
Gambia4.20%0.00%0.00%79,0002,558,482
Israel3.50%0.00%3.50%266,0008,922,892
Azerbaijan3.10%0.00%3.10%280,00010,300,205
China3.00%0.30%2.00%48,220,0001,448,471,400
Iraq3.00%0.00%3.00%944,00042,164,965
Libya2.70%0.50%1.50%170,0007,040,745
Uzbekistan2.60%0.00%2.60%710,00034,382,084
Mali2.40%0.00%0.00%348,00021,473,764
India2.30%1.30%1.00%30,000,0001,406,631,776
Japan2.30%1.00%1.00%2,921,000125,584,838
Laos2.20%1.00%1.00%145,0007,481,023
Mongolia2.10%0.00%0.00%58,0003,378,078
Comoros2.10%0.00%0.00%15,000907,419
Algeria2.00%1.00%1.00%380,00045,350,148
North Korea1.70%0.00%0.00%406,00025,990,679
Pakistan1.60%0.80%0.80%3,300,000229,488,994
Sudan1.50%0.00%0.00%525,00045,992,020
Tajikistan1.40%0.10%1.30%110,0009,957,464
Thailand1.20%0.60%0.60%778,00070,078,203
Morocco1.00%0.00%0.00%336,00037,772,756
Cambodia1.00%0.15%0.85%148,00017,168,639
Bhutan1.00%0.10%0.90%7,000787,941
Nepal0.90%0.10%0.80%269,00030,225,582
Niger0.50%0.00%5.00%85,00026,083,660
Bangladesh0.40%0.40%0.00%420,000167,885,689
Iran0.40%0.00%0.40%380,00086,022,837
Turkey0.20%0.00%0.00%220,00085,561,976
Yemen0.20%0.02%0.00%33,00031,154,867
Tunisia0.20%0.00%0.20%25,00012,046,656
Mauritania0.14%0.00%0.00%5,0004,901,981
Afghanistan0.10%0.00%0.00%15,00040,754,388
Maldives0.08%0.00%0.00%300540,985
Western Sahara0.04%0.04%0.00%200626,161
Somalia0.01%0.00%0.01%1,00016,841,795

Most Christian Countries 2022

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