Religions and Life Stances in Norway

Total population (2015): 5 165 800.

Religions/life stances

Religious background, estimates 2013

Formal membership 2016

Christianity

 

ca. 4 170 000 (82 %)

Church of Norway (Lutheran)

 

3 799 366  (72,9 %)

The Roman Catholic Church

250 000?

144 856

Pentecostal churches (incl. neo-pentecostal churches)

 

ca. 45 900 + ?

Other protestant churches

 

ca. 140 000

Orthodox Churches

 

20 202

Jehovas Witnesses
Mormons
Anthroposophy

 

12 413
4 618
(unregistered, 2014)
2 550

Humanist Association

86 900 (1,7 %)

Islam*

200-250 000 (ca. 4,5 %)

148 189 (2,8 %)

Buddhism

25 000

18 817

Hinduism

12 000

8 882

Sikhism

4 800

3 545

Bahâ'î

1 149

Judaism

770

* Muslim family background
(number of the largest immigrant groups in question, 2015
- according to
Statistics Norway's broadest category of immigrants):

Pakistan
Somalia
Iraq
Iran
Turkey
Bosnia
Afghanistan
Kosovo
Morocco
Syria

41 400
38 400
31 800
23 000
21 500
18 600
16 400
15 900
12 200
  6 700