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Catholic Countries Quiz

Name the countries where the majority of people are Roman Catholics.
Not necessarily practicing Catholics
Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Country
100
Vatican City
96.9
East Timor
90.5
San Marino
88.6
Malta
88.2
Andorra
88.0
Paraguay
86.3
Croatia
85.8
Poland
84.5
Portugal
83.0
Italy
82.3
Monaco
81.4
Philippines
81.0
Mexico
80.7
Equatorial Guinea
78.3
Ireland
77.3
Cape Verde
%
Country
77.2
Lithuania
76.2
Seychelles
76.0
Peru
76.0
Bolivia
75.9
Liechtenstein
75.1
Colombia
74.0
Ecuador
73.5
São Tomé and Príncipe
73.0
Venezuela
71.0
Argentina
70.0
Panama
69.6
Spain
65.9
Luxembourg
62.1
Burundi
62.0
Costa Rica
62.0
Slovakia
%
Country
61.3
St. Lucia
61.0
Brazil
60.0
France
58.8
Austria
58.1
Dominica
58.0
Belgium
57.0
Dominican Republic
55.8
Kiribati
55.0
Chile
54.7
Haiti
54.7
F.S. Micronesia
53.1
Slovenia
51.7
Cuba
50.0
Nicaragua
50.0
Gabon
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level 38
Jun 5, 2014
For some strange reason, I always miss Costa Rica. It just doesn't pop in my head. :P
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level 70
Jun 19, 2015
Here are quizzes for the 20 Least Catholic Countries and 20 Countries With Most Catholics.
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level 44
Sep 29, 2017
Only three from Central America. Surprising. Maybe not Belize.
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level 31
Jan 18, 2018
EAST TIMOR?!?!?!??!?!
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level 73
May 6, 2018
East Timor was a Dutch-speaking Catholic enclave previously of Muslim Malay/Indonesian Indonesia. International recognition of its independence had a lot to do with the ongoing sectarian genocide there, and Islamist terrorists have used Western efforts to stymie said genocide as justification for terrorist attacks.
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level 65
May 6, 2018
East Timor was a Portuguese colony. When the wars of independence in Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique caused the Portuguese government to fall, independence was in the cards for East Timor. Suharto ended that with an invasion and "pacification" that lasted about three years and ultimately ended up with the death of about a third of the population. (The Carter regime supplied Indonesia with weapons while the genocide heated up.) Colonization programs brought Sumatran and Javanese settlers to East Timor, supported by the Indonesian military occupation. In 1998, with Suharto's regime reeling due to Indonesia being the hardest hit during the Southeast Asian economic crash, East Timorese again planned for independence. The next year, the colonists and military attempted to undermine the process, but after the completely avoidable deaths and destruction, independence came. Throughout, the Portuguese language and Catholic religion were seen as signs of resistance to Indonesia.
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level 31
Jan 18, 2018
LITHUANIA!?!??!?!??!?! but thats all orthodox over there..............ugh
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level 21
Feb 2, 2018
lithuanian pagans were brought to the faith in the teutonic wars. I admit I did miss out lithania myself. ;)
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level 60
Feb 14, 2018
Next door to Poland - and previously united with it.
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level 69
Oct 21, 2014
Also known as: name all of the Central/South American countries you can!
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level 79
May 27, 2015
Quite a lot of countries from elsewhere on the list too, also not all the Central/South American countries are there. So I'd say your alternative name fails.
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level 73
Jun 4, 2015
I was actually surprised at how many Central and South American countries did not make the cut... and most of these countries are from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific Island nations so what are you talking about?
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level 44
Nov 5, 2014
Ugh, how could I have missed Paraguay and Austria?!
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level 57
Jun 28, 2018
Or better, how could you miss the Vatican?
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level 15
Jun 12, 2015
Where is Angola?
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level 28
Jun 19, 2015
uranus
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level 68
Jun 19, 2015
Rude comments aside, it's a good question. According to this it's 55.6% Catholic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_by_country
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2017
38% now.
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level 57
Aug 17, 2018
Better his than mine.
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level 58
Jun 19, 2015
Wait, why is Cuba on this list? There was just a story on radiolab recently about how people would go throw eggs at the churches to show how they were good communists now, and not religious anymore.
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level 60
Jun 19, 2015
Apparently, more than half of Cubans don't give up traditions and religion in their private life just to please the regime (where even Castro has considered returning to Catholicism).
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level 63
Sep 29, 2017
But you said the key word, "good" communists. If they were bad communists they'd be throwing Molotov cocktails instead of eggs.
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level 31
Jan 18, 2018
HAHAHAHHAHAHHA
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level 66
Jun 20, 2015
Honestly surprised Spain was so low.
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level 73
Jun 2, 2016
This time I think I missed Micronesia because unlike most quizzes it doesn't seem to accept FSM.
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level 55
Jul 22, 2016
I missed... Italy. Wow. And I got 91%.
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level 39
Oct 4, 2016
I was expecting Switzerland also
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level 39
Feb 3, 2017
I'm really surprised at Belgium. Given the relationship between the Netherlands and Belgium and the bitter experience the Netherlands had with Spain, I expected Belgium to be majority Protestant, as is the Netherlands..
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level 39
Mar 2, 2017
Same here.
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level 56
Mar 24, 2017
The historic line in Europe separating Catholics from Protestants ran within southern Netherlands - the south of the Netherland is predominantly Catholic while the rest of the country is/was Protestant. As a result, all of Belgium is mostly Catholic.
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level 39
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you for clearing the matter up! - It was truly perplexing!
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level 72
Aug 16, 2017
After the 80 years' war the southern providences (Belgium) remained Spanish while the northern once became independent (Netherlands). Most protestants subsequently fled the south in favor of the north.
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level 60
Feb 14, 2018
Belgium threw off Dutch rule in 1830 precisely because they were Catholics and the Dutch were (mostly) Protestant.
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level 45
Mar 11, 2017
I basically missed all of the obscure island countries
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level 38
Aug 23, 2017
Uk isn't Hmmm nah ireland isn't. quiz Finished. WHAAA?Ireland is here omg...
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level 73
Sep 29, 2017
Ireland stayed Catholic during the Protestant Reformation precisely because England did not.
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level 68
Sep 9, 2018
Look at a religious map of Ireland (island) and you‘ll know why this island has been split
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level 77
Aug 23, 2017
Estonia? No. Latvia? No. I guess I won't bother typing Lithuania.... *FACE PALM*
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level 44
Oct 1, 2017
You should have started with Lithuania, it's the southernmost of the 3.
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level 51
Sep 29, 2017
Got Burundi but missed France and Belgium >.>
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level 48
Sep 29, 2017
They know hats in Burundi
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level 47
Sep 29, 2017
Thanks Dave
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level 69
Sep 29, 2017
Appropriate to have this as a featured quiz on Michaelmas.
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level 57
Aug 17, 2018
Is there a Thomasmas?
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level 33
Sep 29, 2017
Ok am I the only one surprised by East Timor?? I would have NEVER guessed!
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level 44
Oct 1, 2017
Why? It used to be a Portuguse colony.
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level 73
Nov 8, 2017
Any time there's a little breakaway country somewhere there's a good chance these days that they profess a different religion than the people in the country they broke away from. Those "coexist" t-shirts haven't really caught on most places.
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level 24
Sep 30, 2017
Ugh I was going to put East Timor and then I got distracted by the TV and forgot and it turned out to be the most Catholic country after the Vatican??
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level 13
Oct 2, 2017
30/67...
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level 50
Oct 3, 2017
Austria - If you've ever watched "Sound of Music", think of Maria in the abbey. And I got Belgium, thanks to Agatha Christie's detective, Hercule Poirot. ;)
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level 57
Aug 17, 2018
Or just think why they never joined Germany.
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level 67
Oct 4, 2017
Got Kiribati, missed Ireland.
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level 66
Feb 2, 2018
6% of quiz takers didn't get the Vatican
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level 40
May 6, 2018
Hungary?
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level 43
May 6, 2018
Eat, then.
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level 57
Aug 17, 2018
Austria was Hungary and it took a piece of Turkey.
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