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Religion Statistics

  • According to a 2001 report from The World Factbook by CIA, about 50% of Nigeria's population is Muslim, 40% are Christians and 10% adhere to local religions. But in some recent report, the Christian population is now sightly larger than the Muslim population. An 18 December 2012 report on religion and public life by the Pew Research Center stated that in 2010, 49.3 percent of Nigeria's population was Christian, 48.8 percent was Muslim, and 1.9 percent were followers of indigenous and other religions, or unaffiliated.
  • Among Christians, the Pew Research survey found that 74% were Protestant, 25% were Catholic, and 1% belonged to other Christian denominations, including a small Orthodox Christian community.
  • In terms of Nigeria's major ethnic groups, the Hausa ethnic group (predominant in the north) was found to be 95% Muslim and 5% Christian, the Yoruba tribe (predominant in the west) was 55% Muslim, 35% Christian and 10% adherents of other religions, while the Igbos (predominant in the east) and the Ijaw (south) were 98% Christian, with 2% practising traditional religions. The middle belt of Nigeria contains the largest number of minority ethnic groups in Nigeria, who were found to be mostly Christians and members of traditional religions, with a small proportion of Muslims.
  • Further, Nigeria has become an African hub for the Grail Movement and the Hare Krishnas, and the largest temple of the Eckankar religion is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with a total capacity of 10,000.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced creation of new Owerri mission in Nigeria in 2016. Wikipedia: Nigeria, Religion

Anglican Records

  • For more information about how to obtain records for this denomination, visit this page: Nigeria Church Records

Catholic Records

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Roman Catholic denominations, visit this page:Nigeria Church Records

Islamic Records

Hare Krishna Records

Orthodox Records

  • For more information about how to obtain records for this denomination, visit this page: Nigeria Church Records

Protestant Records

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Assemblies of God, Baptist, Congregationalist, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Seventh-day Adventist denominations, visit this page:Nigeria Church Records