Religion in Botswana

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An estimated 70 percent of Botswana citizens identify themselves as Christians.[1] Anglicans, Methodists, and the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa make up the majority of Christians.[1] There are also congregations of Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Baptists, the Dutch Reformed Church, Mennonites, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, followers of Branhamism, and other movements.[1]

According to the 2001 census, the country's Muslim community, primarily of South Asian origin, numbers slightly more than 5,000.[1] The 2001 census also lists approximately 3,000 Hindus and 700 Bahá'ís.[1] Members of each community estimate that these figures significantly understated their respective numbers.[1] 6 percent of citizens are practitioners of Badimo, an African Traditional Religion. Approximately 20 percent of citizens espouse no religion.[1] Religious services are well attended in both rural and urban areas.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Botswana. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.