Indonesian Culture


At the time of the 2010 Indonesian Census, 87.2% of Indonesia was Muslim, 6.9% was Protestant-Christian, 2.9% was Catholic-Christian and 1.7% was Hindu. A further 0.7% was Buddhist and 0.05% was Confucian.

Indonesia is a very spiritual country and Indonesians often ask people about their faith shortly after meeting them. Atheism is not widely accepted, and Westerners visiting Indonesia are often presumed to be Christian if they do not clearly identify their faith.

The Indonesian government has also banned proselytising (attempts to convert people to one's own religion) as a measure to avoid religious conflict.

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