Religion in Guatemala
|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.)|
- “Guatemala.” CIA World Factbook.
- “Guatemala.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
- “Guatemala.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
- “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."