Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
16%unspecified or none
1%Seventh Day Adventist
Religious freedom is guaranteed, but the Catholic Church as the officially recognized state church receives preferential treatment. The great majority of Catholics are highly syncretistic Christo-Pagans, and Pre-historic religions are being revived and new religious movements multiplying. Nominalism is rapidly becoming a major issue in all evangelical groups.