According to PROLADES (the Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program which categorizes religious groups in Latin American and the Caribbean), 85 percent of citizens are Roman Catholic, 12 percent are Protestant, 1 percent are other religions, and the remaining 2 percent include atheists, agnostics, and those who did not respond. Some groups follow a syncretic form of Catholicism that combines indigenous beliefs with orthodox Catholic doctrine.
Included in the 12 percent of citizens who are Protestants are Southern Baptists, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Pentecostals. Pentecostals particularly draw their membership from indigenous people in the highland provinces. Hundreds of evangelical churches exist, many of which are not affiliated with a particular denomination. These groups include the Gospel Missionary Union, now called Avant Ministries, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and Hoy Cristo Jesus Bendice (Today Jesus Christ Blesses).
Other registered religious groups, including Anglicans, Baha’is, Buddhists, Episcopalians, Jews, Lutherans, Muslims, members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Presbyterians, members of the Unification Church, and followers of Inti (the traditional Inca sun god), have small numbers of members.