Norway - Religions

The state church is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway but all religious faiths have freedom to function. The king nominates the bishops and the Lutheran church receives an endowment from the state. Citizens are generally considered to be members of the state church unless they specifically indicate other affiliations. As such, reports indicate that about 86% of the population are nominally affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Of the major registered religious communities outside of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway, there are about 62,051 Muslims; 43,019 members of Pentecostal congregations; about 42,546 Roman Catholics; 21,303 members of the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway; 14,812 Jehovah's Witnesses; 12,918 Methodists; 10,385 Norwegian Baptist Union members; 8,445 followers of the Church of Norway Mission Covenants; and 8,020 members of the Buddhist Federation. Other groups include Orthodox Jews, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Anglican Church, and Hindus. The Norwegian Humanist Association, an organization for atheists and the nonreligious, claims about 70,363 adults as registered members and between 10,000 and 12,000 children as associate members.

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Dec 15, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
What are religion are people in Norway like are they catholic are whatever?

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