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Major Religions in Federated States of Micronesia


Micronesia Religion provides a glimpse of the social and cultural influences that affected the Federated States of Micronesia. Christianity forms the chief religion practiced by the people in Micronesia. The Christian missionaries are the main propagators of the different forms of the religion in Micronesia.

The majority of the people of Micronesia follow Roman Catholicism. Followed by approximately 50% of the people, Roman Catholicism forms the chief religion of Micronesia. Protestantism forms another significant Micronesia religion with almost 47% people following it.

The Bill of Rights of the Federated States of Micronesia opposes the concept of a state religion in Micronesia. Thus there is no particular state religion in Micronesia. The Constitution of Micronesia provides complete freedom to the people to practice any religion of their choice.

Missionaries of all religions are allowed to spread their religious beliefs in Micronesia. Missionary activities carried out by the different churches are the chief religious influences in Micronesia. 3% of the total population of Micronesia either follow other religions or do not adhere to any religious faith.

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