Religion in São Tomé and Príncipe

Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 213,948 (#183 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Sao Tomean(s)
adjective: Sao Tomean
Ethnic Groups Mestico, Angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves), Forros (descendants of freed slaves), Servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cabo Verde), Tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), Europeans (primarily Portuguese), Asians (mostly Chinese)
Religions Catholic 55.7%, Adventist 4.1%, Assembly of God 3.4%, New Apostolic 2.9%, Mana 2.3%, Universal Kingdom of God 2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 6.2%, none 21.2%, unspecified 1% (2012 est.)
Christianity 69.3% (est.)
Rc 55.7% (est.)
None 21.2% (est.)
Seventh Day Adventism 4.1% (est.)
Assembly Of God 3.4% (est.)
Jehovahs Witnesses 1.2% (est.)


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  2. São Tomé and Príncipe.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. São Tomé and Príncipe.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Article Info

Title Religion in São Tomé and Príncipe
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
MLA Citation “Religion in São Tomé and Príncipe.” 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022. <>