Bahrain - Religions





In 2002, an estimated 98% of the population was Muslim, with about two-thirds practicing the Shi'a branch and the others Sunni. Foreigners make up 38% of the total population; roughly half are non-Muslim, including Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Baha'is. All are free to practice their own religions, keep their own places of worship, and display the symbols for their religions. Islam, however, is the official religion.

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