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Religious affiliation in 2021

"According to the 2021 Census data, the religious diversity of the population is increasing. However, in terms of the distribution by attribution to a religious community, no substantial changes were recorded. 74 percent of the population identifies with the Roman Catholic community. Over a decade, the change has not been substantial. In 2011, 77 percent of the population identified with the Roman Catholic community. 4 percent of the population claim to belong to the Orthodox community, while the other religious communities do not exceed 1 percent. 6 percent of the population do not identify themselves with any religion, 14 percent did not indicate their religion. New religious communities were recorded: Deists, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Witches, Rastafarians, Theosophists" (Statistics Lithuania).

Statistical survey on ethnicity, mother tongue and religion data - 2021

Total 2,810,761
Roman Catholics 2,085,340
Orthodox 105,326
Old Believers 18,196
Evangelical Lutherans 15,741
Evangelical Reformed Believers 5,540
Balts’ Belief 3,917
Pentecostalists 3,032
Sunni Muslims 2,165
Jehovah’s Witnesses 2,118
Church of Christ 1,700
Baptists and Free Churches 1,092
Jews 899
Greek Catholics (Uniats) 785
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 721
Charismatic Evangelical Christians communities 638
New Apostolic Church 412
Buddhists 371
Karaites 255
Society for Krishna Consciousness 248
Methodists 239
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 105
Other 6017
None 171,810
Not indicated 384,094

Lithuanian Department of Statistics (Statistics Lithuania), 2021 Lithuanian Census about the population by religious community.

D 28 April 2022    ARasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson

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