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An official source

Statistics on religious affiliation are generally obtained by the Federal Statistics Bureau (Statistisches Bundesamt). For the major religious denominations, these statistics rely upon self-reported membership files of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) and the Deutsche Bischofskonferenz (DBK). Public census data give the most accurate indications of religious affiliation.

See also: Statistisches Bundesamt, Bevölkerung nach Altersgruppen, Familienstand und Religionszugehörigkeit in 1 000, 2017.

D 21 July 2017   

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