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Religious communities and life stance communities1 January 2014

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587 000 members in religious and life stance communities

At the beginning of this year, 587 000 persons were members of religious and life stance communities. This represents an increase of 38 000 or 7 per cent compared to the previous year.

Members of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January1
2014 Percentage change
Members Per cent 2013 - 2014 2010 - 2014
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.
Total 587 286 100.0 6.9 30.5
Baha'ism 1 127 0.2 0.4 11.4
Buddism 17 087 2.9 6.8 27.7
Hinduism 7 382 1.3 8.6 42.6
Islam 132 135 22.5 9.3 33.5
Judaism2 781 0.1 -0.9 -4.5
Christianity 337 316 57.4 7.8 37.3
Sikhism3 3 363 0.6 1.2 224.3
Philosophy 86 444 14.7 0.4 4.3
Other religious and philosophical communities 1 651 0.3 10.0 73.8
Figure 1. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1.1.2014
Figure  2. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January
Figure 1. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1.1.2014Figure  2. Members1 of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway, by religion/life stance. Per 1 January

At the beginning of this year, 11.5 per cent of the Norwegian population were members of religious and life stance communities. The increase in members has been lower than the growth the year before. A total of 6.6 per cent of the Norwegian population were members of Christian communities outside the Church of Norway, 2.6 per cent were members of Islamic communities and 1.7 per cent were members of life stance communities.

More than half of the members; 337 300, were members of Christian communities. A total of 86 400 were members of life stance communities and accounted for approximately 15 per cent of all members of communities. Furthermore, various Islamic communities accounted for around 23 per cent of the members, while the members of Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities accounted for 3 per cent, 1.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent of the members respectively.