Religion in Algeria

Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 43,576,691 (#35 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Algerian(s)
adjective: Algerian
Ethnic Groups Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1% note: although almost all Algerians are Berber in origin (not Arab), only a minority identify themselves as primarily Berber, about 15% of the total population
Religions Muslim (official; predominantly Sunni) 99%, other (includes Christian and Jewish) <1% (2012 est.)
Islam 99% (2012 est.)


  1. Algeria.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Algeria.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Further Reading

  • Algeria.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.

Article Info

Title Religion in Algeria
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
MLA Citation “Religion in Algeria.” 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021. <>