Latin America: religion affiliation share 2018, by type

During a survey conducted in 2018, almost 59 percent of respondents in 18 Latin American countries claimed to be catholic. Meanwhile, over 15 percent of the people participating in the survey said they did not profess any religion.

In Mexico, more than 80 percent of respondents said they professed Catholicism. Particularly in Honduras, Colombia and Ecuador, most Christians think religion is very important in their lives.

Religion affiliation in Latin America as of 2018, by type

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

June 15 to August 2, 2018

Number of respondents

20,204 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted in 18 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Data about the following religion affiliations was statistically insignificant and was therefore excluded from this statistic: Methodist evangelist, Jewish.

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