Catholic Countries in Europe

Name the European countries that have the most Catholics, both in absolute numbers and percentage terms.
Based on data from Wikipedia
Not necessarily practicing Catholics
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Last updated: November 27, 2020
First submittedAugust 12, 2017
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Country
100
Vatican City
93.8
San Marino
88.7
Malta
88.2
Andorra
86.3
Croatia
84.7
Poland
84.5
Portugal
82.3
Monaco
78.8
Liechtenstein
78.3
Ireland
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Country
46.7 m
Italy
35.8 m
France
32.0 m
Poland
31.8 m
Spain
22.8 m
Germany
8.6 m
Portugal
6.7 m
Belgium
6.1 m
United Kingdom
5.0 m
Austria
5.0 m
Hungary
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Level 63
Aug 13, 2017
On one of my featured quizzes, the main conversation in the comments is that Cyprus is European, not Asian. And in my quiz I said it was Asian, and I just typed Cyprus as an answer and went "Man, am I a Hypocrite?"
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2017
Glad you brought that up WolfCam as the last couple of quizzes I've done have not mentioned Cyprus and I sort of miss not hearing peoples opinion on that. I get the same problem with Burma.
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Level 63
Aug 14, 2017
If you want to hear the whole argument try my Asian Island Nations quiz. The comments section (which you have contributed to) is particularly interesting.
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2020
People claim Burma is in Europe? Wild
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Level 62
Jan 10, 2021
@James you made my day!
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2017
Catholic Cyprus? Interesting.
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2017
nice - I think a picture of Saint Peter's would be more appropriate though
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Level 58
Nov 23, 2017
? Everyone is a critic, it seems.
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2017
Critics are the worst!
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2021
Huh? That's the central statue on the facade of St. Peter's.
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Level 62
Nov 23, 2017
On the Europe/Asia matter...I live in Germany, and in 2016, i saw that the Formula 1 "European Grand Prix" was being held in Azerbaijan. I asked college educated colleagues of mine "How's that possible?" The best answer i could get was that Azerbaijan "identifies as European". You can read articles where politically it wants to be Europe and it seems to be enough for it to be politically Europe to end up being geographically Europe. It's so much easier with all the other continents.
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Level 79
Nov 23, 2017
In the north it lies partly in Europe, though not Baku.
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Level 68
Dec 27, 2020
Try asking non-college educated people, they usually know more ;)
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Level 61
Nov 23, 2017
Remembered San Marino's existence with a second to go.
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Level 30
Nov 23, 2017
Only missed Poland. Gah!
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Level 60
Nov 24, 2017
I am surprised by the number of catholics in the UK. I thought they were all anglicans ?
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Level 73
Nov 1, 2019
No, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I had a go at wiping us out but they didn't quite succeed.
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Level 81
Dec 26, 2020
There aren't a ton of Catholics in Germany, either. But both the UK and Germany are listed due to their large populations. By percentage, the number of Catholics is fairly small.
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Level 76
Dec 26, 2020
There are more Catholics than Protestants in Germany.
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Level 69
Dec 26, 2020
To be honest, most of us aren't religious at all, which I see as a good thing.
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Level 64
Jan 19, 2021
It's fairly difficult to find out how many people are catholic and actually believe.
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Level 54
Oct 27, 2020
I am french, and I am pretty sure those numbers are incorrect. There are not 50 millions of catholics out of 67 milions people in france. It would mean 75% of the population is catholic (which even the wikipedia page linked in the description of the quizz states a number around 50%). It is fairly rare in France to know a catholic person, I highly doubt it being above 20%.
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Level 79
Nov 27, 2020
It really depends on how the question is phrased in a survey or other criteria (if you're baptized, you're considered a Catholic by the church, no matter how atheist you are): "Estimates of the proportion of Catholics range between 41% and 88% of France's population, with the higher figure including lapsed Catholics and "Catholic atheists"."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_France

It looks like about half of the kids are still baptized, though way less make it to confirmation.

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Level 69
Dec 9, 2020
Was surprised when I didn't see Ukraine and Lithuania on here. Mind explaining why they weren't included?
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Level 48
Dec 14, 2020
They tend to practice Orthodox Christianity.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2020
Ukraine, as HendogJP said, is mainly Orthodox. Lithuania narrowly misses first column (number of Catholics should be around 75%) and is too small (2.8 million in total) to make it to the second one.
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2021
However in Western Ukraine there are millions of Greek Catholics
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Level 48
Dec 26, 2020
I was so close!!! Just missed Croatia and Hungary.
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Level 34
Dec 29, 2020
Got Belgium with 4 seconds to go. I was surprised about Germany and Austria being that high on the list.
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Level 34
Feb 4, 2021
The united kingdom is protestent and so as germany
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Level 39
Jul 19, 2021
They both may be mainly Protestant but on this quiz it is by population, so less then a majority of both populations are catholic, but because of the massive population of both, it is still on here.
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Level 59
Feb 28, 2021
I think I'm gonna move into Vatican so you have to update this quiz...
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Level 69
Aug 21, 2021
As it turns out, 2 minutes is not only enough time for me to name the Catholic countries, but literally every country in Europe :P