Antigua and Barbuda
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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Extended Protestant

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Protestant (incl. Anglican, Pentecostal) (67.1%)

Religious Adherents, (2015)2

Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean World
Christian (all denominations combined) 75.6% 67.3% 29.9%
 
  • Protestant
  • 37.2% 11.8% 5.6%
     
  • Pentecostal
  • 16.1% 6.6% 2.8%
     
  • Anglican
  • 13.7% 1.1% 1.2%
     
  • Catholic
  • 6.9% 44% 15%
     
  • Other and Unknown Christian
  • 1.6% 3.7% 2.3%
    Christian Syncretic 1% 18.3% ---
    Hindu 0.5% 0.6% 14.5%
    Muslim (all denominations combined) 0.2% 0.2% 22.8%
     
  • Sunni Muslim
  • 0.2% 0.2% 19%
     
  • Other and Unknown Muslim
  • < 0.1% < 0.1% 0.3%
    Other Religionist 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
    Not Religious (incl. Atheist) 6.4% 9.1% 12%
    Unknown 16.2% 3.6% 4.8%

    Religious Demography3

    The country has an area of 170 square miles and a population of 83,000. According to the 2001 census, 74 percent of the population is Christian. The Anglican Church is the largest religious denomination, accounting for an estimated 26 percent of the population. The Methodist, Moravian, and Roman Catholic churches account for less than 10 percent each. The United Evangelical Association, an organization that includes most independent evangelical churches, claims an estimated 25 percent of the population, and Jehovah's Witnesses number more than 1,000 members. Non-Christians include an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Rastafarians, more than 200 Muslims, nearly 200 Hindus, and approximately 50 members of the Baha'i Faith.


    Sources

    1.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Government Religious Preference (GRP) measures government-level favoritism toward, and disfavor against, 30 religious denominations. A series of ordered categorical variables index the state's institutional favoritism in 28 different ways. The variables are combined to form five composite indices for five broad components of state-religion: official status, religious education, financial support, regulatory burdens, and freedom of practice. The five components' composites in turn are further combined into a single composite score, the GRP score. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

    2.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports annual estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivisions within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

    3.  The U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report is submitted to Congress annually by the Department of State in compliance with Section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. This report supplements the most recent Human Rights Reports by providing additional detailed information with respect to matters involving international religious freedom. It includes individual country chapters on the status of religious freedom worldwide. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. These State Department reports are open source.

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