Church and state are officially separated since approximately 1916. Most
Uruguayans adhere to the Roman Catholic faith (62%), with smaller
Protestant (4%) and Jewish (3%), as well as a large nonprofessing group
Although the majority of Uruguayans do not actively practice a religion,
they are nominally church members in the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish
communities. Political observers consider Uruguay the most secular
country in the western and southern hemispheres.