Question: What is the main religion in Malaysia?

Figures from the most recent census in 2010 indicate that 61.3 percent of the population practices Islam; 19.8 percent, Buddhism; 9.2 percent, Christianity; 6.3 percent, Hinduism; and 1.3 percent, Confucianism, Taoism, or other traditional Chinese philosophies and religions.Figures from the most recent census in 2010 indicate that 61.3 percent of the population practices Islam; 19.8 percent, Buddhism; 9.2 percent, Christianity; 6.3 percent, Hinduism; and 1.3 percent, Confucianism, Taoism, or other traditional Chinese philosophies

What is the most common religion in Malaysia?

Islam is the predominant religion of the country and is recognised as the states official religion. It is practised by about 60 per cent of Malaysians. Many Muslim holy days are national holidays, including the end of Ramadan, the end of the Hajj, and the birthday of Muhammad.

What religion do Malaysian people follow?

Islam, Malaysias official religion, is followed by about three-fifths of the population. Islam is one of the most important factors distinguishing a Malay from a non-Malay, and, by law, all Malays are Muslim.

Which religion grows fastest in Malaysia?

KUALA LUMPUR — Muslims are expected to make up 72.4 per cent of Malaysias population in 2050, compared with only 63.7 per cent in 2010, showed the latest study by Washington-based pollster Pew Research Centre, which cites a high fertility rate among adherents as one of the key reasons behind the boom.

Can you be an atheist in Malaysia?

In August 2017, Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Shahidan Kassim declared that atheism is against the Constitution and the basic human rights in Malaysia since there is no provision on atheism in the Constitution.

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