St Kitts Religion

St. Kitts Religion

Freedom of religion prevails and Christianity is the dominant religion. The largest individual community is the Anglican Church, which comprises around one-third of the population. The Methodist Church is almost as large. Other Protestant communities such as Hussites and Baptists are also represented. Around eight percent of residents are Catholics. There is also a group […]

Panama Religion

Panama Religion

The Constitution provides for religious freedom and it is respected by state power. At the same time, the Catholic faith is recognized as the country’s dominant religion. Teaching Catholicism must be held in schools, although parents can request that their children not attend. Protestants are the second largest and, as in other Latin American countries, […]

Nicaragua Religion

Nicaragua Religion

Most Nicaraguan people are Catholics. The Catholic Church has a strong position and its political influence has increased since the parliament voted in 2006 for a total ban on abortion. Both the Pentecostal church and the Baptist community have been operating in the country since the 1920s. Since the 1990s, the number of Protestant Free […]

Jamaica Religion

Jamaica Religion

Religious freedom prevails and religion has a strong position in society. Christianity dominates with over a hundred different communities. The rest breaks that many associate with Jamaica make up only one percent of the population. Most Jamaicans are Protestants. Most are Pentecostal and Seventh-day Adventists, followed by Baptists and Methodists, among others. The Anglican Church, […]

Honduras Religion

Honduras Religion

The Catholic Church has long dominated Honduras and still claims to represent more than three-quarters of the population. But the proportion of Protestants has increased rapidly and in a 2017 survey, for the first time, more Hondurans identified themselves as Protestants than as Catholics. In recent decades, some of the Catholic Church’s representatives have been […]

Guatemala Religion

Guatemala Religion

Religious freedom prevails in Guatemala but the Catholic Church has a special position according to the constitution. However, other Christian communities have grown in recent years and Protestants are now almost as many as Catholics. Protestantism has a strong historical position, since a number of political leaders have been Protestants ever since the end of […]

El Salvador Religion

El Salvador Religion

The Catholic Church has traditionally been dominant in El Salvador. But just as elsewhere in Latin America, Protestant communities have gained ground and more and more identify themselves as non-believers. Almost half of Salvadoran people today refer to themselves as Catholics, while up to 40 percent refer to themselves as Protestants (the figures vary slightly […]

Dominican Republic Religion

Freedom of religion prevails and is generally respected. The overwhelming majority of Dominicans are Catholics and the Catholic Church has a special position. However, other churches, such as Protestant or Free Church communities, are growing rapidly. The Catholic Church enjoys several privileges: it is tax-exempt and receives state funds, and the Cardinal has the rank […]

Dominica Religion

Freedom of religion is enshrined in the Constitution and respected by the state. The majority of the population is Christian. According to the latest breeding count from 2011, 53 percent of Dominicans profess Catholicism, a legacy of the time as a French colony. Protestants make up around 20 percent. Among the Protestants, the Pentecostal friends […]

Cuba Religion

Cuba Religion

A majority of Cubans are Roman Catholics. Many simultaneously practice santerĂ­a, a mixed religion with roots in Africa. The paper has religious freedom, but the state exercises strong control over the various communities. The data on the percentage of the population who identify as Catholics are falling apart, but most estimates fall between 50 and […]