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Countries with the Most Christians

Name the countries with the largest Christian populations.
% Christian according to Wikipedia. Total population according to Worldometers, 2019.
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Last updated: July 17, 2019
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Country
%
234 mil
United States
71
191 mil
Brazil
90
122 mil
Mexico
92
98.5 mil
Nigeria
49
91.9 mil
Philippines
85
89.2 mil
Russia
62
79.8 mil
D.R. Congo
92
70.5 mil
Ethiopia
64
49.1 mil
Italy
83
47.0 mil
Germany
57
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Country
%
46.5 mil
South Africa
80
45.9 mil
Colombia
92
44.4 mil
Kenya
85
42.6 mil
China
3
40.7 mil
Uganda
89
39.7 mil
Argentina
88
39.5 mil
United Kingdom
59
38.6 mil
France
59
37.2 mil
Tanzania
61
35.9 mil
Ukraine
82
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level 60
Jun 6, 2016
Nice one!
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level 70
Jun 6, 2016
100% :)
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level 76
Jun 8, 2016
The numbers provide yet another insight regarding the enormity of China's population - 41.3 million people, but only 3% of the total population!
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level 77
Oct 1, 2016
Fair point, I'm more surprised at the absence of India on the same grounds.
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level 77
Oct 1, 2016
I was also very surprised to not see India. I went to the Wiki page on the subject and saw that they come in at #21.
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level 24
Nov 3, 2016
Well, a lot of the population is hindu, another part is muslim.
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level 77
Nov 7, 2017
Even a tiny fraction of 1.4 billion people is a lot.
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level 61
Jul 17, 2019
I was a little surprised too. The North Eastern states of India have a large Christian population, majority in Manipur and Nagaland. I guess it just goes to show how big the other parts of the country are!
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level 52
Oct 1, 2016
I wouldn't have guessed China if I hadn't seen those numbers - that could only have been China or India. I would guess the reason India isn't on here is because it's almost entirely Hindu with a fair number of Muslim regions as well (I don't know if Buddhism, Sikhism, or Jainism are still common in India but they used to be).
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level 58
Oct 15, 2017
You're misusing the word "enormity". Chinese people aren't that bad.
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level 68
Jul 17, 2019
Never knew that about "enormity". I think we can let Freestatebear off this time since the debate is up in the air a bit but your nitpicking has enlightened me. (For anyone else wanting to be enlightened, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enormity#usage-1).
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level 80
Jul 17, 2019
It's not a misuse of the word. Enormity can simply mean "the great or extreme scale", which the population of China certainly is. It doesn't necessarily mean anything wicked.
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level 71
Jul 18, 2019
joeythelemur. Dude! You can’t just cherrypick a dependent clause out of a sentence and decide that’s the entire definition! Reread: “the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.” In case you seriously weren’t trying to pull the wool over our eyes and instead just got tired of reading the whole definition so called it a day after the first five words, here is what and only what the definition of enormity you partially quoted is saying it means:
  • the great or extreme scale of something perceived as bad or morally wrong; or
  • the seriousness of something perceived as bad or morally wrong; or
  • the extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.
In the future, if you’re going to argue something we can all easily look up, you might want to read your supporting sources past the first five words.
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level 74
Jul 18, 2019
From Wiktionary:
Enormity as a synonym for enormousness is sometimes considered an error, though other usage guides hold that there is little basis for the distinction. Both words ultimately go back to the same Latin source word ēnōrmis meaning “deviating from the norm, abnormal”.

So the meaning of "enormity" is closer to original than "enormous".
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level 65
Jul 18, 2019
Many estimates believe China to be at far higher rates, with some even going as high as 100 million. Also, many famous Chinese figures, like Yao Ming, Sun Yat-Sun, Emperors Hongwu and Kangxi, Jay Chou, and later-year Chiang Kai-Shek were/are known to be devout Christians. The Christian mentality and ethic fits very well with Chinese culture.
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level 58
Oct 1, 2016
Worth noting the uk figures from 2011 census data and since 2001 actual number down 4m and % declaring no religion up from 15% to 25%
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level 21
Oct 1, 2016
91600/173600=52.76%, not 49%
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level 62
Oct 1, 2016
Great quiz. I missed Uganda and Kenya, though.
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level 43
Oct 1, 2016
Try a similar version of this quiz here: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/178909/five-most-christian-countries-by-continent
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level 52
Oct 1, 2016
I can't believe I forgot Ethiopia! That should have been easy...
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level 43
Oct 1, 2016
I kind of think we should add in Vatican city just because their whole population is christian
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level 62
Oct 2, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_by_country
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level 12
Nov 28, 2016
im a kid, and I got 7
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level 17
Jan 1, 2017
you are mixing catholic countrys with Christian countrys
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level 28
Jan 5, 2017
Catholics are Christians, just a denomination of Christianity.
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level 45
Jan 18, 2017
India, indonesia, peru, canada and venezuela miss out being in the 20 millions. Ukraine has unstable data from what I can see. Bummed cause i guseed all of them ://
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level 65
Apr 19, 2017
I don't understand, 90% of Russian population is indicated as Christians, in fact Orthodox Christians, and how come Ukraine, which is mostly Orthodox Christians, is not included in the list? Was there an official census about belonging to a specific religion in Russia, or any other so-called Christian nations?
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level 77
Oct 31, 2017
btw the numbers here do not match up with the quiz "5 countries with most christians by continent." For one example, Poland is included on that quiz while the UK is not, but here the UK is shown as having more Christians than Poland. There are others.
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level 38
Dec 15, 2017
It's kinda surprising to read, that 63% of german People are supposed to be christians... I met exactly two People in my life considering themselves Christian... I feel like almost nobody here really believes in god. Germans are just saying they are christians because of traditional reasons ore something.
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level 77
Dec 18, 2017
Then why is "Christian" in the name of the dominant political party?
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level 66
Jul 17, 2019
Your point is valid, this quiz says UK at 59% but in the latest British Social Attitudes survey, only 38% of their sample of 3,900 people self-identified as Christian and 52% identified as not believing in any religion. How are the two numbers so different? I tend to believe people when you ask them what they are.
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level 71
Jul 18, 2019
Quizmaster always cites (and usually conveniently links) his sources, making it easy for us to look up data collecting and/or measurement methodologies, thus definitely answering questions like this and avoiding the need for speculation – and the arguments that sometimes go along with it! In this case, the number of people were counted as Christians:
is based on the number of the population in each country who are members of a Christian denomination or who identify themselves as Christian, plus their children. It says nothing about the number of who actually believe in God and are regularly in the church.
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level 71
Jul 18, 2019
Geez, and the grammar in that Wikipedia article is terrible; Imma go fix that 🤓
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level 71
Jan 6, 2019
Was really expecting to see South Korea here as they've gone apes4!7 crazy on Christianity and you can even see the phenomenon in most of their recent films (Kollywood for Korea or Sollywood?) Also, India and Indonesia were missing. All of these around 30 million or so.
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level 77
Feb 26, 2019
You see Christian influence in a lot of Japanese shows and movies but it's not because there are a lot of Christians in Japan. They view it more as some kind of crazy weird exotic cult, maybe the same way Americans see Shinto or Japanese animism, or maybe the way Egyptian mythology is presented in films like The Mummy or Norse mythology as in Marvel's The Avengers.

South Korea is a bit of a different story. There actually are a lot of believing Christians in South Korea. About 30% of the total population is Christian, making them the 5th most Christian country in Asia as a percentage (after East Timor, Cyprus, Georgia, and the Philippines), and 6th in Asia in terms of total number (after Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, and India), but 34th worldwide.
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level 53
Apr 25, 2019
If you go by percent, the Vatican is probably in the top 3
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level 58
Apr 27, 2019
It's probably in the top one.
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level 77
Jul 17, 2019
The pope's an atheist.
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level 58
Jul 19, 2019
A Christian atheist, then.
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level 45
Jul 17, 2019
Poland has 96% or something like that. It should be on here.
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level 74
Jul 18, 2019
It's probably just behind Ukraine according to data used for this quiz.
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level 76
Jul 19, 2019
Very surprised by France, given that it's known for not being religious. I'm sure I've read somewhere that the number of actually practising Christians is extremely low, people just report themselves as Catholic/Christian presumably by default.