Religion in Sierra Leone
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Religion in Sierra Leone

Islam and Christianity are both major religions in Sierra Leone with basically half of the population identifying as Muslim and the other as Christian. The rest of the population is either animist or follow other religious beliefs.[1] .[2]

The overwhelming majority of Sierra Leonean Muslims are adherent to the Sunni tradition of Islam, and with a significant Ahmadiyya Muslim minority.

The large majority of Sierra Leonean Christians are protestants, with a significantly large Catholic minority.

Islam in Sierra Leone


The vast majority of Sierra Leonean Christians are Protestants with biggest groups being Methodists[3][4] and various Evangelical Protestants.[5][6] Other Protestant denominations in the country include Presbyterians,[7]Baptists,[8]Seventh-day Adventists[9] and Lutherans.[10]

Roman Catholics are the second largest non protestant Christians division in Sierra Leone at about 5% of the country's population.[11]

The Jehovah's Witnesses,[12]Anglicans[13] and Latter-day Saints[14][15] form a small minority of the Christian population in Sierra Leone.


Religious freedom

The constitution of Sierra Leone provides for freedom of religion and the government generally protects this right and does not tolerate its abuse.[16]


  1. ^ "The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050" (PDF). Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2013" (PDF). Statistics Sierra Leone and MeasureDHS. January 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ World Council of Churches
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved .Maboleh United Methodist church Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ The History of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Evangelical College of Theology
  7. ^ Sierra Leone Presbytery Organization Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ African American Baptist Mission of Sierra Leone
  9. ^ Seventh-day Adventist Church Sierra Leone
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Catholic Culture story
  12. ^ Jehovah's Witnesses Sierra Leone
  13. ^ Anglican Communion: Sierra Leone
  14. ^ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Sierra Leone
  15. ^ [1] Historic milestone: Sierra Leone stake marks LDS Church's 3,000th
  16. ^ "Sierra Leone 2016 International Religious Freedom Report" (PDF). US Department of State. 2017. Retrieved 2018.


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