Religion in Ecuador

When it comes to religion, the Ecuadorian society is relatively homogeneous, with Christianity being the primary religion. Roman Catholicism is the main Christian denomination in the country. However, affiliation with Protestant churches is increasing.

There are many old and new churches throughout the country and many more are being built by the Catholic Church. The Evangelical Missionary Union represents many Protestants in Ecuador; Anglican churches in Ecuador belong to Province 9 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Other religions are present in small numbers: Eastern Orthodoxy, Mormonism, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.

Statistics

According to Latinobarómetro in 2017 equadorians returned following religious distribution[1]:

  • 77% Catholics
  • 14% Protestants
  • 1% Other religions
  • 7% No religious affiliation
  • 1% No answer

According to the Ecuadorian National Institute of Statistics and Census (2010), 91.95% of the country's population have a religion, 7.94% are atheists and 0.11% are agnostics.[2][3]

  • 91.95% of the population have a religion, of which:
    • 80.44% Catholics
    • 11.30% Protestants
    • 1.29% Jehovah's Witnesses
    • 6.97% Other
  • 7.94% Atheists
  • 0.11% Agnostics