Panama is the Central American country with the most number of Roman Catholics, this according to the latest results of the report on global Catholicism by the Pew Research Centre, a nonpartisan source of data and analysis.
The Pew Research indicates that more than seven out every 10 persons (74%) in Panama consider themselves “strong” members of the Roman Catholic Church, for a total of 2.6 million Catholic faithfuls.
Following in second place is Costa Rica (68%) with an estimated 3.1 million Catholic population; Nicaragua (59%) in third place with 3.3 million Catholics; Guatemala (58%) is in fourth place with 8.3 million Catholic faithfuls; Belize (52%) with 160.000 Catholics; El Salvador (51%) with 3.1 million Catholics; and Honduras (50%) with 3.8 million.
The report on the size and distribution of the world’s Christian population is a comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread – so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.