Religion in Guatemala

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 17,422,821 (#67 in world) (2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) 56%, Maya 41.7%, Xinca (indigenous, non-Maya) 1.8%, African descent .2%, Garifuna (mixed West and Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak) .1%, foreign .2% (2018 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 45%, Protestant 42%, none 11%, other (Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and adherents of the Mayan, Xinca, and Afro-Indigenous Garifuna religions) 2% (2016 est.)
Islam 1,200 (2019 est.)
Judaism 1,000 (2019 est.)
Christianity 87% (2016 est.)
Rc 45% (2016 est.)
Prot 42% (2016 est.)
None 11% (2016 est.)

Sources

  1. Guatemala.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Guatemala.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Guatemala.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
  4. 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Guatemala.” U.S. Department of State. "According to a 2016 survey by ProDatos, approximately 45 percent of the population is Catholic and 42 percent Protestant. Approximately 11 percent of the population professes no religious affiliation. Groups together constituting approximately 2 percent of the population include Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and adherents of the Mayan, Xinca, and Afro-Indigenous Garifuna religions.... According to Jewish community leadership, approximately 1,000 Jews live in the country. Muslim leaders stated there are approximately 1,200 Muslims of mostly Palestinian origin, who reside primarily in Guatemala City. According to local Ahmadi Muslims, there is a small Ahmadi community of approximately 70 members."

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Title Religion in Guatemala
Published
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/guatemala
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MLA Citation “Religion in Guatemala.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021. <religionfacts.com/guatemala>