More than 60 percent of Australians identify themselves as Christian; the majority of Christians in Australia are Roman Catholics. Like the United States, Australia does not have an official national religion. Freedom of religion is an important value to many Australians.
A very small percentage of Australia's population follows religions other than Christianity while nearly a fifth of Australians do not practice any type of religion, nor do they identify themselves with any type of religion. While only a very small percentage of Australia's population practices non-Christian religions, Hinduism is actually the fastest growing religion in Australia. Practitioners of Hinduism in Australia have grown by more than 50 percent since 2002.Learn More
The main religion of Argentina is Roman Catholicism. Because Argentina does not keep official records of religious affiliation, estimates vary, but the Roman Catholic population is somewhere between 76 and 92 percent of Argentina's population. However, only around 20 percent of Argentines are practicing Catholics.Full Answer >
According to the U.S. Department of State, the main religion of Brazil is Roman Catholicism. An estimated 64.6 percent of Brazil's population of 190 million profess that faith.Full Answer >
The main religion of Sri Lanka is Theravada Buddhism, which is also the country's official religion. Around 70 percent of the population practices Buddhism. The second most common religion is Hinduism, which 15 percent of the population professes.Full Answer >
According to Mexico's 2010 national census, 80 percent of its citizens are Roman Catholic. That is a considerable decrease from the 1970 census data, when 96 percent of Mexicans self-identified as Catholics.Full Answer >