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Major religious groups in the Republic of the Marshall Islands include the United Church of Christ (formerly Congregational), with 54.8 percent of the population; the Assemblies of God, 25.8 percent; and the Roman Catholic Church, 8.4 percent.[1] Also represented are Bukot Non Jesus (also known as Assembly of God Part Two), 2.8 percent; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), 2.1 percent; Seventh-day Adventists, 0.9 percent; Full Gospel, 0.7 percent; and the Baha'i Faith, 0.6 percent.[1] Persons without any religious affiliation account for 1.5 percent of the population.[1] Islam and the Jehovah's Witnesses were each believed to have a few hundred practitioners.[1]

Foreign missionaries are present and operate freely.[1] Religious schools are operated by the Roman Catholic Church, United Church of Christ, Assemblies of God, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Bukot Non Jesus, and the Baptist Church.[1]

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.[1] In 2007, the US government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Marshall Islands. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.


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