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Religion in the Dominican Republic

Roman Catholicism is the most dominant religion in the Dominican Republic with over 90% of Dominican’s professing to be such. It is also the official religion as established by a concordat with the Vatican. Little of the official religious practices though are maintained by the majority of the population, and many other influences have established themselves over the last few centuries, even including some voodoo influences more often associated with Haiti.

During the 1920’s Protestants arrived and set up official churches for the many migrant Protestants that had previously arrived.

Many evangelical groups including the Seventh Day Adventists, the Dominican Evangelical Church and the Assemblies of God have made inroads since the 1960’s, and now you will find most religions represented in the Dominican Republic.



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