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11 per cent in religious and life stance communities
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2015-11-25T10:00:00.000Z
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Religious communities and life stance communities1 January 2015

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11 per cent in religious and life stance communities

At the beginning of this year, 559 000 persons were members of religious and life stance communities. This represents 11 per cent of the Norwegian population.

Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January1
2015Percentage change
MembersPer cent2014 - 20152011 - 2015
1Including only members for whom government subsidy is received.
2One community not represented in the statistics for 2012.
3One community not represented in the statistics for 2010 and 2012.
Total558 977100.0-4.815.4
Baha'ism1 1340.20.66.6
Buddism17 9773.25.223.3
Hinduism8 1811.510.839.7
Islam141 02725.26.732.1
Judaism27470.1-4.4-8.8
Christianity296 52153.0-12.111.1
Sikhism33 4290.62.015.3
Philosophy88 21615.82.04.4
Other religious and philosophical communities1 7450.35.746.9

A total of 10.8 per cent were members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway as of 1 January 2015. Compared to the previous year, this represents fewer members in the religious and life stance communities. A total of 5.7 per cent of the Norwegian population were members of Christian communities outside the Church of Norway, 2.7 per cent were members of Islamic communities and 1.7 per cent were members of life stance communities.

More than half of the members; 296 500, were members of Christian communities. A total of 88 200 were members of life stance communities and accounted for approximately 16 per cent of all members of communities. Furthermore, various Islamic communities accounted for around 25 per cent of the members, while the members of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities accounted for 3 per cent, 1.5 per cent and 0.6 per cent of the members respectively.