Switzerland
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I. Social Facts

The federal census of 2010 reports the following religious affiliations among the Swiss population: 38.6% Roman Catholic; 28% Swiss Protestant; 5.5% other Christian; 0.2% Jewish; 4.5% Muslim; and 1.1% non-Western beliefs (Hindu, Buddhist); 20.1% of the population does not belong to any religious denomination. The religious or denominational affiliation of the remaining 2% of the population is not known. The numbers concerning religion and denominations have remained relatively unchanged for a lo…

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René Pahud de Mortanges and Raimund Süess, “Switzerland”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 19 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_00000107>
First published online: 2015



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