Saturday, April 5, 2014

Religious Diversity in East Africa and the Horn

The Pew Research Center published on 4 April 2014 a study on Global Religious Diversity.  It gives a score to all countries of the world on their degree of religious diversity.  Higher scores indicate higher diversity.  The 10-point scoring system designates countries with scores of 7.0 and higher (the top 5 percent) as having a very high degree of religious diversity.  Countries with scores from 5.3 to 6.9 percent (the next highest 15 percent of scores) have a high level of diversity.  Countries with scores from 3.1 to 5.2 (the following 20 percent of scores) have moderate diversity.  The remaining countries have low diversity.

South Sudan (6.0), Tanzania (5.7), Ethiopia (5.6) and Eritrea (5.4) have high religious diversity.  Kenya (3.1) has moderate diversity.  Uganda (2.7), Sudan (2.0), Djibouti (0.7), and Somalia (0.1) have low diversity.  The study also provides the percentage of different religions for each country. 

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