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Papua New Guinea

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Author(s): Adam Forsyth
I. Social Facts Papua New Guinea’s population amounts to 6,552,730 people. The predominant faith of the nation is Christian. 69% of the population identify as Protestant and 27% as Roman Catholic. Less than 1% of the population practices the Bahá’í Faith, with the remaining 3.3% professing indigenous or other beliefs. The Protestant faith can be further divided into several major religious groups. Evangelical Lutherans make up 19.5%, members of the United Church are 11.5%, Seventh-day Adventists are 10%, those of the Pentecostal faith 8.6%, and…


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Author(s): Adam Forsyth
I. Social Facts There are two major faiths in Kyrgyzstan, Islam and Russian Orthodoxy. The population of Kyrgyzstan is approximately 5,664,939, with the majority of people, around 80%, identifying as Muslim. Russian Orthodox believers make up 17% of the population, with the remaining 3% consisting of Jews, Buddhists, and Catholics. The vast majority of Muslim believers are Sunni, although there are a few Shi’a. There is a strong correlation between ethnicity and religion. Most Muslims are native Kyrgyz, while ethnic Russians favor the Russian Orthodox Church…

Micronesia, Federated States of

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Author(s): Adam Forsyth
I. Social Facts The Micronesian population is about 105,600 in total. The predominant religion is Roman Catholic, which is followed by 54.7% of the population; the Protestant faith is the other major religion, at 41.1%. The Protestant churches are predominately Congregational, accounting for 93% of all Protestant churches. Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) represent 1.5% of the country’s population, with the other smaller religions combined reaching 1.9%. It is estimated that 0.7% percent of the population is unaffiliated with a religion. II. His…