English is growing in popularity as a second language in Costa Rica, especially
as the tourist industry grows and demands more English speakers for the primarily
English-speaking North American tourists.
Over three quarters of Costa Rica's population is
Roman Catholic. Evangelicalism is followed by about 15% of the population and Jehovah's
Witnesses make up a relatively large percentage at nearly 1.5%.
Catholicism is a Christian religion that is one of the first Christian religions
(founded after the death of Jesus in about 30-33 AD). Catholicism believes that
there is a single God who created everything, a savior, the son of God, Jesus Christ
who is the forgiver of sins, and there is the Holy Spirit, which makes up the last
part of the Holy Trinity. Catholics follow the teachings of the Bible, consisting
of the Old and New Testaments. Much of the faith is based on the life and teachings
of Jesus, which is found in the gospels (in the New Testament).
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