Religion in Saudi Arabia

Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 34,783,757 (#41 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Saudi(s)
adjective: Saudi or Saudi Arabian
Ethnic Groups Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Religions Muslim (official; citizens are 85-90% Sunni and 10-15% Shia), other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh) (2012 est.)
Islam 99% (est.)
Sunni 87.5% (est.)
Shia 12.5% (est.)


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Article Info

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