The Christianity is the most widespread religion in the country, represented primarily by the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. One of the two denominations dominates in each of the individual cantons.

However, other religions are also practiced in Switzerland: Islam and Judaism, for example, but also other religious communities such as Hinduism or Buddhism. In addition, there are also many people who do not belong to any denomination.

In Switzerland, church and state are separate. The Right to freedom of belief, conscience and culture is firmly anchored in the Federal Constitution. Every person therefore has the right to freely decide whether or not to be a believer and which religion to practice. One is also allowed to change one's faith or religion, to change one's beliefs express oneself freely and live them out. This applies to individuals as well as to faith communities. 

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