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Ecuador

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Author(s): Jaime Baquero de la Calle Rivadeneira
I. Social Facts In Ecuador, as in other Latin American countries, the religious phenomenon has been part of the national identity since its formation as one of the republics independent from Spain. According to studies performed by the Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Censuses, 91.95% of the population claims to belong to a religion, while only 8.05% said they do not ascribe to any religion. Both urban and rural areas are characterized by the presence of churches, temples, and shrines dedicat…