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Christians, 2010

Source: Pew Research Center, 


The maps use a key like the others to describe religions in 2010: the circles show numbers of adherents and the shading their proportion of the population in each country. Catholics are in the majority and very numerous in Latin America, Western and Southern Europe and, more specifically, in the Philippines, Poland and Ireland. There are substantial numbers in Africa and the United States. Protestants have a greater presence in Northern Europe, the United States and sub-Saharan Africa; they are also present in Latin America, Europe and Asia, but represent less than a quarter of the population. Orthodox adherents are concentrated in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans but are also found scattered across Ethiopia and Eritrea.


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