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The Jewish religious communities in Norway are getting smaller and smaller


The number of Jews living in Norway has decreased from 794 in 2020 to 741 in 2024. This represents a decrease of 6.7 percent. Here the synagogue in Bergen is pictured in 2008. Photo: Jarl Fr. Erichsen / NTB

Of NTB | 06/05/2024 11:03:00

Religion and outlook on life: With that, Judaism is the one of the major world religions that has the fewest members in religious communities in Norway, according to figures from Statistics Norway.

Hinduism is the religion that, from 2020 to 2024, has had the greatest growth in the membership of religious communities in Norway outside of the Church of Norway. There are currently 13,871 people who are members of a Hindu religious community in Norway, an increase of 14.1 per cent from 2020.

Islam is still the religion that is best represented in Norway, apart from Christianity. In 2024, there are 190,452 people who are members of Muslim religious communities. That’s about a quarter of everyone who is a member of a faith and belief community in Norway, apart from the Church of Norway.

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