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Top 10 Most Protestant European Countries

Name the countries in Europe with the greatest percentage of residents who are Protestant Christians.
According to the CIA World Factbook with Wikipedia as a secondary source
Methodology varies by country and should be considered a crude estimate
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Last updated: November 2, 2017
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First submittedNovember 1, 2017
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Country
82
Norway
76
Denmark
76
Iceland
72
Finland
64
Sweden
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Country
50
United Kingdom
27
Germany
25
Switzerland
20
Latvia
19
Netherlands
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Level 63
Nov 1, 2017
Wooo, guessed Latvia with 3 seconds left for 10/10. Who knew?
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2020
Guessed Latvia with -1 second left. Ugh!
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2017
Wooo, guessed Latvia with 5 seconds left for 10/10...
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Level 72
Nov 1, 2017
Would be interested to see a most atheist european countries quiz.
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Level 70
Nov 7, 2017
Indeed. High numbers for the Netherlands, Germany and Czechia, I suspect.
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2017
Czechia didn't even make the list.
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Level 48
Nov 18, 2017
I'd think UK would be pretty high
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Level 66
Oct 22, 2018
Czechia leads the list of atheistic countries
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2019
Also all the Nordic countries. Most churches here in Denmark are pretty empty or used as something other than church stuff.
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Level 70
Nov 7, 2017
Just made and submitted one. :)
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Level 89
Nov 1, 2017
Germany with 3 seconds left
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Level 64
Nov 7, 2017
Kind of strange. The guy on the picture actually is German and Protestantism was "founded" in Germany. I guess, you're not that much in religion, are you? ;-)
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Level 66
Nov 7, 2017
It's because part of Germany is Roman Catholic. It's historically, there were many smaller kingdoms and duchies in Germany a some of them were catholic (Bavaria...) and some of them were protestant (Prussia...)
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Level 69
Nov 1, 2017
I guess the 27% should be listed above the 25%?!
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2017
picky, picky, picky! Great Quiz
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Level 53
Nov 2, 2017
Got 8/10. Very surprised to see Latvia, that region is mostly Catholic or Orthodox.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2018
exactly, it said Latvia was 20% protestan
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Level 64
Dec 8, 2022
Clearly you haven't heard of Courland... It was a vassal state of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth within the western part of present-day Latvia, and Lutheranism was its state religion. It wasn't even that unique at the time, because the rest of Latvia and all of Estonia were Swedish at the time, and therefore also officially Lutheran. In fact, Lutheranism is still the largest religion (if you don't count atheism) in Estonia among ethnic Estonians. It's only the ethnic Russians in the country, comparatively fewer of whom have become atheist in recent decades, that make Orthodoxism the largest Christian denomination within Estonia.
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Level 72
Nov 2, 2017
What, no Vatican?
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2017
Protestant NOT Catholic
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Level 72
Sep 22, 2020
smh
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2017
Great quiz, but why not make it for the whole world? Difficult to obtain reliable data?
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Level 66
Nov 7, 2017
I would say that the data here is not very reliable anyway. At least the fraction of Scandinavian people, who actually know they are protestants are way lower than the percentage given here
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Level 70
Nov 8, 2017
I can't speak for the rest of Scandinavia, but in Iceland you are a member of the Church of Iceland (Íslands Þjóðkirkjan) by default unless you register differently with the government, and a portion of your income tax called sóknargjald goes to the church you are registered. It used to be that if the sóknargjöld of people who had given up their membership in the national church and not taken any other membership went to the University of Iceland. The last I checked, sóknargjald was about 850 kr. per month (about 7€, $8 US, £6.20). Given that a half-litre of mass-production beer in a bar in Reykjavík costs about 1200 kr., it is not that much money.
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Level 84
Nov 7, 2017
There was a quiz featured 2 days ago that included that as part of it.
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2017
I know 2 Swiss. One is Catholic, the other is super Catholic
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Level 64
Nov 7, 2017
Latvia with 23s left :)
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Level 18
Nov 8, 2017
100% with 37 seconds left, yay!!! :))))))
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Level 75
Nov 8, 2017
Seems strange that Australia and New Zealand aren't on here.

On Wikipedia, in Australia Anglican + "Other Christian" = ~29% while in New Zealand, those + Presbyterian = ~35%. Catholicism is a separate category.

I accept that "other Christian" may include Orthodox or other non-Protestant non-Catholic denominations but I'm sure it'd still be high enough to qualify for this list.

According to the CIA World Factbook, Protestant in Australia is 23.1%, while in New Zealand Christian - Catholic is ~33%, and even minus all "Other Christian" as well is still ~23%.

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Level 58
Nov 8, 2017
It's a quiz on Europe, that's why.
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Level 89
Jan 10, 2019
But they're culturally and ethically European!
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Level 77
Dec 7, 2020
ethnically
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Level 56
Mar 14, 2020
For some reason Latvia was the first country I guessed.
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Level 45
Feb 19, 2021
forgot Denmark
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2022
Norways protestant population is NOT that high. most people aren't religions but just part of the church for traditional reasons. So shouldn't really count as religious.
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Level 47
Aug 16, 2022
10/10 nice and easy quiz!