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Is Lebanon mostly Shia or Sunni?

Asked by: Tsira Siegmundt

asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

Is Lebanon mostly Shia or Sunni?

A 2012 study conducted by Statistics Lebanon, a Beirut-based research firm, found that Lebanon’s population is estimated to be 52% Muslim (20% Shia; 32% Sunni), 4.9% Druze, 44% Christian (25% Maronite, 8% Greek Orthodox, 5% Melkite, 6.4% other Christian denominations like Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholic, Syriac

Moreover, is Shia or Sunni more popular?

Sunnis are a majority in most Muslim communities: in Southeast Asia, China, South Asia, Africa, and a part of the Arab world. Shia make up the majority of the citizen population in Iraq, Bahrain, Iran, and Azerbaijan, as well as being a politically significant minority in Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Kuwait.

Also Know, what are the 18 religions in Lebanon? 18 recognized religious groups

  • Alawite.
  • Armenian Catholic.
  • Armenian Orthodox.
  • Assyrian Church of the East.
  • Chaldean Catholic.
  • Copts.
  • Druze.
  • Greek Orthodox.

Hereof, which country has the most Shia?

Shia Muslims are a numerical majority in Iraq and Bahrain. Nearly half of the Muslim population in Lebanon and in Yemen are Shia. There is also a significant (30-40% Kuwait, 15-20% in Saudi Arabia, 10% in Qatar) presence of Shia Muslims in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, especially in Saudi Arabia.

Is Iraq Sunni or Shia?

Iraq’s Muslims follow two distinct traditions, Shia and Sunni Islam. According to the 2018 CIA Factbook, Iraq is 95-98% Muslim: 40-45% Shia and 45-50% Sunni.

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