What Is the Main Religion of Brazil ?


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According to the U.S. Department of State, the main religion of Brazil is Roman Catholicism. An estimated 64.6 percent of Brazil's population of 190 million profess that faith.

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Around 22.2 percent of the Brazilian population is Protestant. Some prominent Protestant groups in the country include the Adventist, the Assembly of God, the Christian Congregation of Brazil and the Universal Kingdom of God. The U.S. Department of State estimates that 60 percent of Brazil's Protestants belong to Pentecostal churches.

Less than 1 percent of Brazilians are Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses. According to the 2010 census, Brazil hosts 35,200 Muslims, but the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil estimates that the faith has 1.5 million adherents in the country. The country is also home to a Jewish community of 125,000. Around 8 percent of Brazilians claim no religion at all.

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