Religion in Italy

Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 62,390,364 (#23 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Italian(s)
adjective: Italian
Ethnic Groups Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
Religions Christian 83.3% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated 12.4%, other 0.6%
Christianity 83.3% (est.)
Roman Catholicism 82% (est.)


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

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