In the Central American country of Honduras, the population was predominantly Roman Catholic until the 20th century. In the 19th century, several Anglican, Methodist, Adventist, and Baptist missionary centers were established in the country, but their number and impact remained marginal. It was only in the 1980s, with the growth of the Protestant denominations, that the Honduran religious landscape began to change. According to local polls, in the 1970s, 96.3% of the population declared that they were Catholic, but by 2007, around 36% had embraced Protestantism. These numbers should, however, be used with caution as lack of research and accuracy makes quantification difficult.

Several analysts highlight the role played by the U.S. government in the initial expansion of Pentecostalism in Honduras, supposedly to support Nicaraguan contra ...

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