Religion In Egypt

Religion in Egypt Fast Facts

Links go to the ReligionFacts main page for that religion.

  • Muslim 90% (mostly Sunni
    • Sunni / Shia Comparison Chart
  • Coptic Christian 9%
  • Christian 1%
    • Protestant 51.3%
    • Roman Catholic 23.9%
  • Other Christian 1%

Summary of Religion in Egypt

Egypt is dominated religiously by Islam. Most Muslims identify with the Sunni tradition, which is normal for countries of Islamic majority elsewhere in the Middle East and the world.

The presence of Christianity dates back to the time of Christ and there are even traditions of some of the original apostles ministering in Egypt (e.g. Mark the Evangelist).

Links for Religion in Egypt

  • Islam (main page)
  • Islam Beliefs
  • Islam Fast Facts
  • Christian Beliefs
  • Christianity Fast Facts
  • Christianity / Islam comparison chart
  • All religions comparison chart

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