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Lebanon
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I. Social Facts

The accurate religious demography of the Lebanese population has been a sensitive issue in Lebanon. The various religious communities were given proportionate representation in public life and political status. Therefore, many social, political, and cultural aspects remain dependent on the size of the sect. The last official census was conducted in 1938. The reason for not holding another one is related to the rejection of some groups of the new reali…

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Nidal Nabil Jurdi, “Lebanon”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000091>
First published online: 2015



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