What Is the Main Religion in Austria?


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Approximately 75 percent of Austrians are part of the Roman Catholic Church, reports the Austrian government website. The remaining members of the population are Protestant, Muslim or Christian Orthodox, or they do not profess a religious faith.

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What Is the Main Religion in Austria?
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The culture of the Austrian people has been influenced by centuries of Roman Catholicism. However, society and legislation are separate from the Church and social tolerance is highly important in Austria. In 1971, 4.3 percent of the population did not profess a faith, and the number rose to 8.6 percent in 1991, according to About.com. People without a religious affiliation are more common within urban areas, and parish churches are quite common in small communities. Vienna is the city that has the lowest percentage of religious affiliation within the population.

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