Religion in Iraq

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 39,650,145 (#36 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Iraqi(s)
adjective: Iraqi
Ethnic Groups Arab 75-80%, Kurdish 15-20%, other 5% (includes Turkmen, Yezidi, Shabak, Kaka'i, Bedouin, Romani, Assyrian, Circassian, Sabaean-Mandaean, Persian)
Religions Muslim (official) 95-98% (Shia 64-69%, Sunni 29-34%), Christian 1% (includes Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Assyrian Church of the East), other 1-4%
Islam 96.5% (2015 est.)
Shia 66.5% (2015 est.)
Sunni 31.5% (2015 est.)
Christianity 1% (2015 est.)

Sources

  1. Iraq.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Iraq.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Iraq.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

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