RELIGION
 
RELIGION-IN-THE-AMERICAS (RITA) PROJECT:
NUMBER OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS BY COUNTRY,
STATUS OF RESEARCH IN MID-JANUARY 2004
WITH POPULATION ESTIMATES FOR MID-2000
(sorted by "Total Number of Religious Groups")
Compiled by Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES
(last revised on January 23, 2004)
COUNTRYCOUNTRY CODENUMBER OF PROTESTANT DENOMIN-
ATIONS
NUMBER OF OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPSTOTAL NUMBER OF RELIGIOUS GROUPSCURRENT STATUS OF THE STUDYESTIMATED POPULATION MID-2000 (MILLIONS)
USAUSA86414922356DB, HCN281.422
MEXICOMEX15561301686DB, HCP99.639
BRAZILBRA155108263DB170.115
COSTA RICACRI18577262DB, HCN3.589
GUATEMALAGTE22731258DB, HCN12.670
COLOMBIACOL11798215DB, HCP40.037
SPAIN***SPN77114191DB39.466
ARGENTINAARG10584189DB, HCP37.048
BOLIVIABOL13222154DB, HCN8.261
DOMINICAN REP.DRP12821149DB, HCN8.443
NICARAGUANIC11930149DB, HCN5.074
USA-HISP/CARIBBEANUSA-HC10542147DB35.3
HAITIHAI12215137DB, HCN6.423
PUERTO RICOPRI8942131DB3.916
HONDURASHON11217129DB, HCN6.130
CANADACAN7443117DB, HCN31.281
PARAGUAYPAR8032112DB5.505
PERUPER7436110DB, HCN27.136
VENEZUELAVEN5653109DB, HCP24.170
CHILECHI7234106DB15.211
ECUADORECU6837105DB, HCN12.646
JAMAICAJAM7826104DB2.609
EL SALVADORELS771996DB, HCN6.280
PANAMAPAN533285DB, HCN2.857
BELIZEBEL631578DB, HCN.254
PORTUGAL***POR382664DB9.995
TRINIDAD-TOBAGOTRT332760DB1.295
CUBACUB391756DB11.1
URUGUAYURY322153DB3.313
SURINAMESUR232346DB.434
GUYANAGUY182240DB.698
VIRGIN IS. - USAVIU281038DB.107
BAHAMASBAH231134DB.310
BARBADOSBAR211233DB.259
ANTIGUA-BARBUDAANT19928DB.068
ST. LUCIASTL20828DB.157
NETH. ANTILLESNET171027DB.221
GRENADAGRN141226DB.098
ARUBAARU121022DB.075
MARTINIQUEMAR13922DB.408
GUADELOUPEGUA81321DB.449
ST. VINCENT- GRANADASTV15621DB.112
BERMUDABER13720DB.062
CANADA/HISP-CARIBBEANCAN-HC31619DB.430
CAYMAN ISLANDSCAY14519DB.033
FRENCH GUIANAFGU81018DB.193
VIRGIN IS. - BR.VIB10616DB.022
DOMINICADOM10515DB.076
ST. KITTS-NEVIS**STK12315DB.043
ANGUILLAANG6511DB.009
MONSERRATMON7411DB.015
TURKS-CAICOS IS.TUR639DB.016
FALKLAND ISLANDSFLK448DB.003
TOTALS52***5,2602,9678,227 811.255
ABBREVIATIONS-INFORMATION SOURCES:
DB = COMPUTER DATABASE
HCN = HARD COPY, NATIONAL STUDY
HCP = HARD COPY, PARTIAL STUDY (CITY OR REGION)
NOTES: 
*We are still missing information on Hispanic and Caribbean religious groups in CANADA.
 **The Island of SAINT KITTS is also known as SAINT CHRISTOPHER and is part of the British self-governing territory of ST. KITTS-NEVIS.
*** SPAIN and PORTUGAL are included in the above list, even though these countries are not part of the Americas (50 countries); they have been added for the sake of comparison and because not much is known about religious groups in countries of the Iberian Peninsula that have important cultural ties to many countries of the Americas.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Clifton L. Holland, Director
Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program (PROLADES)
Apartado 1524-2050, San Pedro, Montes de Oca
COSTA RICA
Telephone (506) 283-8300; FAX 234-7682
E-mail: prolades@racsa.co.cr
Internet: www.prolades.com