Religion in New Zealand was originally dominated by Māori religion prior to European colonization. Missionaries such as Samuel Marsden then converted most Māori to Christianity, which remains the dominant religion in New Zealand to this day. However, many other religions have become established as well due to immigration and dispersal of culture.
Most Marshallese are Protestants, and as a whole they are very religious. While the largest church in the nation is the United Church of Christ, there are many other Protestant denominations represented, like Assembly of God, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventists. The Catholic Church also has established a strong presence in the islands. In recent years, the Church of Latter-day Saints has also become established. Sundays are set aside for rest and relaxation and attending church services.
Several Protestant denominations, as well as the Roman Catholic Church, are active in every Micronesian state. Most Protestant groups trace their roots to American Congregationalist missionaries. On the island of Kosrae, the population is approximately 7,800; (95% Protestant). On Pohnpei, the population of 35,000 is evenly divided between Protestants and Catholics (50% catholic & 50% Protestant).
Virtually all citizens of Yemen are Muslims, either belonging to the Zaydi order of Shi'a Islam (50%) or to the Shafi'i order of Sunni Islam (50%). There are also approximately 3,000 Christians, 400 Jews and an extreme minority of Hindus. Islam in Yemen Virtually all citizens of Yemen are Muslims, either belonging to the Zaydi order of Shi'a Islam or to the Shafa'i order of Sunni Islam. While there are no available statistics, estimates are that the Zaydis form approximately 40 percent and the Shafa'is form 50 percent of the general population. There are a few hundred thousand Ismaili and Imami Shias who reside mainly in the north and northeast. There are some non-official Sufi doctrines.
Christianity is the majority religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, followed by about 80% of the population. Denominations include Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20% and Kimbanguist 10%. Muslims (mainly Sunni) represent 10% of the population, others (including syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) account for 10%, according to the CIA World Factbook.
Over 90% of the population in Djibouti is Muslim. Islamic customs influence daily behavior, social interaction and dress codes. Please note that immodesty in dress and behavior is frowned upon. Drinking, smoking or eating in public during Ramadan, the month of fasting, is forbidden for all, including visitors. There is a small population of Christians, mostly of French origin.