More than 93% of the population of Cape Verde is nominally Roman Catholic, according to an informal poll taken by local churches. About 5% of the population is Protestant. The largest Protestant denomination is the Church of the Nazarene.
Cape Verde is a stable semi-presidential representative democratic republic.It is among the most democratic nations in the world, ranking 31st position in the world, according to the 2014 Democracy Index.
Cape Verde climate is milder than that of the African mainland, because the surrounding sea moderates temperatures on the islands and cold Atlantic currents produces an arid atmosphere around the archipelago.