What Is the Main Religion in Sweden?


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The largest religion in Sweden is Lutheran Christianity. Around 65 percent of all Swedish people are members of the Church of Sweden, a Lutheran church.

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What Is the Main Religion in Sweden?
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Like many other countries, Sweden guarantees freedom of religion to all its citizens. Despite this, many people identify with the Lutheran Christian religion although not many attend church on a regular basis. Attendance at the Church of Sweden is down from 95 percent in 1970 and 83 percent in 2000.

Other religions in Sweden include Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. Islam is the second-largest religion in the country, with around 5 percent of the population practicing this form of religion. Other Christian denominations include Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism.

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