Sunni Countries 2020

Sunni is the largest sect of Islam and is a religion that is followed by as many as 90% of the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. People that follow this branch of Islam are known as Sunnites or Sunnis.

Sunnis have different beliefs from Shi’ites, followers of Shia Islam. Sunnis believe that the first four caliphs are the successors of Muhammad, while Shi’ites believe that Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, and his descendants are the leaders of the Muslims. Another big difference between the two is that Sunnis put more of an emphasis on the power of God in the material world, while Shi’ites put more emphasis on sacrifice and martyrdom.

There are many countries where Sunni is the dominant religion. Most notably is Algeria, where Sunni Islam is the religion of the state.) In this nation, approximately 99% of people practice this religion.

Other nations where Sunni is the most popular religion include:

Sunni is also practiced in other nations but make up the minority in countries including Bahrain and Iran.

Sunni Countries 2020

Country % of Sunni Muslim % of Shia Muslim Population 2020
Maldives99.90%0.10%540,544
Libya99.90%0.10%6,871,292
Jordan99.90%0.10%10,203,134
Tunisia99.90%0.10%11,818,619
Morocco99.90%0.10%36,910,560
Sudan99.90%0.10%43,849,260
Algeria99.90%0.10%43,851,044
Turkey99.90%0.10%84,339,067
Egypt99.90%0.10%102,334,404
Comoros99.00%1.00%869,601
Somalia99.00%1.00%15,893,222
Uzbekistan99.00%1.00%33,469,203
Tajikistan90.00%10.00%9,537,645
Afghanistan87.50%12.50%38,928,346
Pakistan87.50%12.50%220,892,340
Saudi Arabia85.00%15.00%34,813,871
Syria80.00%20.00%17,500,658
Yemen65.00%35.00%29,825,964
Lebanon52.00%48.00%6,825,445
Iraq32.50%67.50%40,222,493
Iran7.50%92.50%83,992,949