What countries remained Catholic after the Protestant Reformation?

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What countries remain Catholic?

The top 10 nations with the most number of Catholics are:

  • Brazil.
  • Mexico.
  • Philippines.
  • United States.
  • Italy.
  • France.
  • Colombia.
  • Poland.

Which areas of Europe remained mostly Catholic during the Reformation?

Southern Europe remained predominantly Catholic apart from the much-persecuted Waldensians. Central Europe was the site of much of the Thirty Years’ War and there were continued expulsions of Protestants in Central Europe up to the 19th century.

Is Scotland a Catholic country?

The Gàidhealtachd has been both Catholic and Protestant in modern times. A number of Scottish Gaelic areas now are mainly Catholic, including Barra, South Uist, and Moidart.

Catholic Church in Scotland
Region Scotland
Language English, Scots, Gaelic, Latin
Founder Saint Ninian, Saint Mungo, Saint Columba

What percentage of Italy is Catholic?

According to a 2017 poll by Ipsos (a France-based research centre), 74.4% of Italians are Catholic (including 27.0% engaged and/or observant), 22.6% are irreligious and 3.0% adhere to other denominations in Italy.

Is Spain still a Catholic country?

It has produced the world-conquering Jesuits, the mysteriously powerful Opus Dei and, of course, the Spanish inquisition. Three-quarters of Spaniards define themselves as Catholics, with only one in 40 who follow some other religion. …

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Is Europe mostly Catholic or Protestant?

Catholics are the largest Christian group in EU, accounting for 41% of EU population, while Eastern Orthodox make up 10%, and Protestants make up 9%, and other Christians account for 4% of the EU population.

Is Europe Catholic or Protestant?

Most Europeans adhere to one of three broad divisions of Christianity: Roman Catholicism in the west and southwest, Protestantism in the north, and Eastern Orthodoxy in the east and southeast.

Why did the Protestants break from the Catholic Church?

Because of corruption in the Catholic Church, some people saw that the way it worked needed to change. People like Erasmus, Huldrych Zwingli, Martin Luther and John Calvin saw the corruption and tried to stop it. This led to a split in the church, into Catholics and various Protestant churches.

What is the most Catholic state?

Catholicism made up a plurality of the population in four states: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

By state.

State % Catholic Largest Christian denomination
Massachusetts 34 Catholic Church
Rhode Island 42
New Jersey 34
California 28

What is the biggest religion in the world?

Adherents in 2020

Religion Adherents Percentage
Christianity 2.382 billion 31.11%
Islam 1.907 billion 24.9%
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.193 billion 15.58%
Hinduism 1.161 billion 15.16%