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Religion in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein religiosity (2002)[1][2]
No religion

The religion in Liechtenstein is predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestants, non-adherents, and adherents of other religions.[2] Liechtenstein has a small Muslim population, composed mainly of immigrants from countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Turkey.[3]

Liechtenstein is a small, landlocked country located in the Alpine region of Europe.[4] As of 2002, 83.9% of Liechtenstein's population is Christian. In terms of religious demographics, 76% follow Catholicism, 7% follow Protestant Christianity, 4.2% follow Islam, 0.8% follow Orthodox Christianity, and 12% are either nonreligious or adherents of other faiths.[2] In Liechtenstein, 44% of Muslims, 23% of Catholic Christians, and 24% of non-Catholic Christians regularly participate in weekly religious services.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2009. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 25 March 2009. p. 392.  
  3. ^ a b "Liechtenstein". International Religious Freedom Report 2009. U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Carl Waldman; Catherine Mason (2006). Encyclopedia of European Peoples. Infobase Publishing. pp. 486–487.  
  5. ^ a b Jeroen Temperman (30 May 2010). State-Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law: Towards a Right to Religiously Neutral Governance. BRILL. pp. 44–45.  
  6. ^ a b Aili Piano (30 September 2009). Freedom in the World 2009: The Annual Survey of Political Rights & Civil Liberties. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 426.  
  7. ^ "Global Restrictions on Religion". Pew Research Center. 
  8. ^ Thomas M. Eccardt (30 October 2005). Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City. Hippocrene Books. p. 123.  


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Before 1997, within the Roman Catholic church, the principality was part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. Reforms aimed at diminishing the influence of the Catholic Church on Liechtenstein's government have been supported by Prince Hans-Adam II.[8]

[7], social conflict caused by religious hostilities is ranked low in Liechtenstein, and so is the amount of government restriction on the practice of religion.Pew Research Center According to the [6]

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