Freedom of religion in Croatia

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected these rights in practice.

Religious demography

The vast majority of the population is Roman Catholic. The most notable other Christian denomination is Serbian Orthodoxy, there are around 1% of Muslims, and all others are under 1%. Around 5 percent of the population register as non-religious (atheists, undeclared, agnostics, etc.).

The statistics regarding religious affiliation correlate closely with the country's ethnic makeup. The Serbian Orthodox, predominantly ethnic Serbs associated with the SPC, live primarily in cities and areas bordering on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Most members of other minority religious groups reside in urban areas.

Protestants from a number of denominations and foreign clergy actively practice and proselytize, as do representatives of Asian religious groups. A variety of missionaries are present.