New Zealand is a modern, secular, democratic society, and freedom of religious beliefs is guaranteed by law.

Over half of New Zealanders identify themselves as being Christian. The main Christian denominations include Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian.

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in people whose religion is non-Christian. As more migrants choose to make New Zealand home, the landscape of religion is changing. Hindu, Buddhist, Islam and Spiritualism make up the most significant minority religions.

Approximately one third of the population indicate they don’t have a religion.

For up-to-date statistics about religion in New Zealand society, please refer to Statistics New Zealand information.