Religion In Dominica
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Religion in Dominica
Churches in Roseau, Dominica

According to the 2001 population and housing census, approximately 61 percent of Dominica's population is Roman Catholic.[1] Followers of evangelical churches represent 18 percent of the population, Seventh-day Adventists 6 percent, and Methodists 3.7 percent.[1] Minority religious groups and denominations, whose members range from 1.6 percent to 0.2 percent of the population, include Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Anglicans, and Muslims.[1] According to the census, 1.4 percent of the population belongs to "other" religious groups, including Baptist, Nazarene, Church of Christ, Brethren Christian, the Baha'i Faith and Buddhist; 6 percent of the population claims no religious affiliation.[1]

According to the Association of Religion Data Archives, in 2010 the World Christian Database reported that the largest non-Christian religious groups included: spiritualismfollowed by 2.6% of the population; Bahai followed by 1.7%; Agnosticism followed by 0.5%; Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam followed by 0.1% each; and Chinese folk religion, Neoreligions, and Atheism each followed by non-negligible (i.e. <0.1%) of the population.[2]

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributes to the generally free practice of religion.[1] The law at all levels protects this right in full against abuse, either by governmental or private actors.[1] The Government generally respects religious freedom in practice.[1] In 2008, the U.S. government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h International Religious Freedom Report 2008: Dominica. U.S. Department of State (2008).  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "The Association of Religion Data Archives | National Profiles". www.thearda.com. Retrieved . 

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