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Christianity in Tanzania

St Joseph's Catholic cathedral, Zanzibar

The CIA World Factbook states that 30% of the population is Christian with Muslims being 35% and 35% practicing indigenous beliefs, though it is uncertain how up-to-date these figures are.[1]

A 2010 Pew survey found 61.4 percent of respondents to be Christian, 35.2 percent to be Muslim, 1.8 percent to follow traditional African religions, 1.4 percent to be unaffiliated, and 0.1 percent to be Hindu.[2] A 2008-09 Pew survey found that 51 percent of Tanzanian Christians described themselves as Catholic, and 44 percent described themselves as Protestant.[3]:page 22 Among Protestants, Lutherans (13 percent of Tanzanian Christians), Pentecostals (10 percent), Anglicans (10 percent), and adherents of African initiated churches (5 percent) dominate.[3]:page 23

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  2. ^ , 2014, page 22, accessed 17 October 2014Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life"Global Religious Diversity",
  3. ^ a b , 2010, accessed 17 October 2014Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life"Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa",
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