Freedom of Belief

The people of Slovenia have a right to their own religious beliefs. Photo: Nebojša Tejić

The majority of Slovenes are Roman Catholics, although there are over 40 other religious communities, spiritual groups, societies and associations registered in Slovenia. Along with the guaranteed right to preserve national identity, Slovenes have a right to their own religious beliefs. Under the Slovenian Constitution, state and religion are separate. Religious communities enjoy equal rights, and they pursue their activities freely. Since the Constitution states that no one is obliged to declare their religious or other beliefs, there are no exact figures on numbers within various religious groups.

According to the 2002 Census the figures for religious affiliation are as follows: Roman Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1%.