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« on: February 03, 2014, 10:18:59 am »

Freedom map!!

Is Switzerland really predominatly Catholic?
I thought Calvinists formed the majority.

Switzerland had more Protestants than Catholics until the Mid-1970s:

In the 1970 Census, the Protestant share was 48.8% and the Catholic share was 46.7%

In the 1980 Census, the Protestant share was 45.3% and the Catholic share was 46.2%

In the 2000 Census, the Protestant share was 33.9% and the Catholic share was 42.3%

And finally, during the 2012 Structural Survey the Protestant share was 26.9% and the Catholic share was 38.2%

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Basically, Switzerland today is 70% Christian, 5% Muslim, 2% Others and 23% without religion.

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/themen/01/05/blank/key/religionen.html

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Great stats, thanks!

The trend towards Catholicism is partly due to the reasons other posters have mentioned already and because of immigration; the high number of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese immigrants, for example, has boosted Catholic strength in Switzerland.
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