Islam in the Bahamas


More than 90 percent of the population of the Bahamas professes a religion, and anecdotal evidence suggests that most attend services regularly.[1] Religion in the Bahamas reflects the country's diversity.[1] Protestant Christian denominations including Baptists (35 percent), Anglicans (15 percent), Pentecostals (8 percent), Church of God (5 percent), Seventh-day Adventists (5 percent), and Methodists (4 percent) are in the majority, but there are also significant Roman Catholic (14 percent) and Greek Orthodox populations.[1] Smaller Jewish, Baha'i, Jehovah's Witness and Muslim communities also are active.[1] A small number of Bahamians and Haitians, particularly those living in the Family Islands, practice Obeah, a form of African shamanism.[1] A small but stable number of citizens identify themselves as Rastafarians, while some members of the small resident Guyanese and Indian populations practice Hinduism and other South Asian religions.[1] Although many unaffiliated Protestant congregations are almost exclusively black, most mainstream churches are integrated racially.[1]

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