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Shia Muslims as percent of the total population, 2013:

The average for 2013 based on 15 countries was 31.6 percent. The highest value was in Iran: 90 percent and the lowest value was in Bulgaria: 1 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2013. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The Cline Center for Democracy
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Countries Percent Shia Muslim, 2013 Global rank Available data
Iran 90 1 1960 - 2013
Bahrain 72 2 1971 - 2013
Iraq 63 3 1960 - 2013
Azerbaijan 59 4 1991 - 2013
Lebanon 40 5 1960 - 2013
Yemen 37 6 1960 - 2013
Kuwait 24 7 1961 - 2013
Turkey 23 8 1960 - 2013
Afghanistan 17 9 1960 - 2013
UA Emirates 16 10 1971 - 2013
Saudi Arabia 13 11 1960 - 2013
Syria 11 12 1960 - 2013
Tajikistan 5 13 1991 - 2013
India 3 14 1960 - 2013
Bulgaria 1 15 1960 - 2013



Definition: Shia Muslims as percent of the total population.

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