Number of Muslims and Hindus in Norway increased by 23% and 36.8%, respectively, from 2016 to 2020

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An overview from Statistics Norway shows that 372,651 people in Norway were members of Christian denominations on January 1, 2020. 

That amounts to 53.4% of all members of religious and philosophical communities who receive public support outside the Church of Norway.

In comparison, 182,826 members of the Muslim denomination are the second-largest group after Christians. 

The third-largest group is those called “Livssyn,” with 99,468 members – it includes the Human Ethical Association. 

They’re followed by 21,555 Buddhists and 12,153 Hindus.

In comparison, there are 3.7 million members in the Church of Norway.

The number of Jews in Norway at the turn of the year was 794, which is only 0.1% of all members of religious and religious communities.

Changes from 2016 to 2020

From 2016 to 2020, the number of Muslims and Hindus in Norway grew by 23.4% and 36.8%, respectively. 

The number of Christians has increased by 6.8% in the same period. 

However, the largest increase, with as much as 42.7%, is still among those in philosophical communities, which in addition to the Human Ethical Association, also includes other philosophical associations. 

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