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Religious landscape

Registered religious organizations in Lithuania

Registered religious organizations - units* 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Roman Catholics 880 881 889 895 898 Old Believers 63 63 63 63 64 Evangelical Lutherans 56 56 56 56 56 Orthodox 56 57 57 (...)

Registered religious organizations - units*
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Roman Catholics 880 881 889 895 898
Old Believers 63 63 63 63 64
Evangelical Lutherans 56 56 56 56 56
Orthodox 56 57 57 57 57
Charismatic Evangelical Christian communities 47 48 48 50 51
Pentecostal 31 31 32 32 34
Baptists and Free Churches 31 31 31 31 31
Seventh-Day Adventists 20 20 20 18 15
Evangelical Reformed Believers 17 17 17 18 18
Methodists 9 9 9 9 9
Jehovah’s Witnesses 3 3 3 3 3
Churches of Christ 3 3 3 3 3
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 3 3 3 3 3
Armenian Apostolic Church 2 2 2 2 2
Greek rite Catholics 2 2 2 2 2
Christian Community 1 1 1 1 1
The Salvation Army 1 1 1 1 1
New Apostolic Church 1 1 1 1 1
Lay Home Missionary Movement 1 1 1 1 1
Romanian Orthodox 1 1 1 1 1
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church 1 1 1 1 1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate NAP** NAP NAP NAP 1
Unification Church (Moonies) 1 1 1 1 1
Inter-confessional communities 1 1 1 1 1
Mitnagdim Jews 7 7 8 8 8
Chassidic Jews 2 2 2 2 2
Sunni Muslims 10 10 10 10 10
Non-Islamic Sufism Communities 1 1 1 1 1
Society for Krishna Consciousness 4 4 4 4 4
Tibet Buddhist Communities 6 6 6 6 6
Communities confessing the teaching of Buddha 3 3 3 3 3
Zen Buddhist Communities 2 2 2 2 2
Japanese Buddhist Communities 1 1 1 1 1
Osho Meditation Groups 1 1 1 1 1
Pagans 8 8 8 8 8
Karaites 1 1 1 1 1
Baha’is 2 2 2 2 2

* Data from the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice.
** NAP - such a phenomenon (indicator) did not exist during a particular time period.

Information about updates: Religious organization (2000 - 2017) (Was renewed: 2018-11-16)

D 13 July 2021    ARasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson

Religious affiliation in 2021

"According to the 2021 Census data, the religious diversity of the population is increasing. However, in terms of the distribution by attribution to a religious community, no substantial changes (...)

"According to the 2021 Census data, the religious diversity of the population is increasing. However, in terms of the distribution by attribution to a religious community, no substantial changes were recorded. 74 percent of the population identifies with the Roman Catholic community. Over a decade, the change has not been substantial. In 2011, 77 percent of the population identified with the Roman Catholic community. 4 percent of the population claim to belong to the Orthodox community, while the other religious communities do not exceed 1 percent. 6 percent of the population do not identify themselves with any religion, 14 percent did not indicate their religion. New religious communities were recorded: Deists, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Witches, Rastafarians, Theosophists" (Statistics Lithuania).

Statistical survey on ethnicity, mother tongue and religion data - 2021

Total 2,810,761
Roman Catholics 2,085,340
Orthodox 105,326
Old Believers 18,196
Evangelical Lutherans 15,741
Evangelical Reformed Believers 5,540
Balts’ Belief 3,917
Pentecostalists 3,032
Sunni Muslims 2,165
Jehovah’s Witnesses 2,118
Church of Christ 1,700
Baptists and Free Churches 1,092
Jews 899
Greek Catholics (Uniats) 785
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 721
Charismatic Evangelical Christians communities 638
New Apostolic Church 412
Buddhists 371
Karaites 255
Society for Krishna Consciousness 248
Methodists 239
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 105
Other 6017
None 171,810
Not indicated 384,094

Lithuanian Department of Statistics (Statistics Lithuania), 2021 Lithuanian Census about the population by religious community.

D 28 April 2022    ARasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson

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