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How many members do various religious communities have?

Note: Below, we provide links to data from Statistics Denmark and to others who make statistics on the subject. In some instances, the sources referred to below have content in Danish only or limited content in English.

At Statistics Denmark, you will find statistics on membership of the national church, number of new and resigned members as well as religious ceremonies such as baptisms, funerals, confirmations and marriages from 2006/2007 onward on the subject page National Church and in Statbank Denmark.

In two books produced by the Folkekirkens Uddannelses- og Videnscenter, a contemporary picture of Danes' religiosity and relationship with the national church in 2020 (in Danish).

The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs has overview tables (in Danish) concerning religious ceremonies in the Danish national church as well as an overview of the finances of the church. 

Centre for Contemporary Religion at Aarhus University is responsible for the search base "Godkendte trossamfund i Danmark“ (in Danish), where you can find figures and information on recognised religious communities in Denmark today - for example, statistics on memberships. CSR also publishes the yearbook "Religion i Danmark“ (in Danish).

The Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad has a portal (in Danish) where you can search for information on Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions in Denmark and the rest of the world. Their page Kan man tælle religion offers e.g. data on the world’s ten most widespread religions as well as an estimate of the number of Muslims in Denmark.

In a book on facts and the demography of religion in the 21st century called "Tørre tal om troen. Religionsdemografi i det 21. århundrede" from 2007, religion researchers have estimated numbers for various religions in Denmark. The book (in Danish) is available at


The consulting and market research agency Ipsos has made a study of views on religion. See the newsletter published in connection with the study, from where you can download more detailed tables of data on the 26 countries included the study.

The UN's Demographic Statistics Database has a table of data on religious affiliations of the population of 112 of the world’s countries.


[This page was last reviewed in October 2023]


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