Total Population (2015): 1,135,437
Percent Christian 1900: 18.06%
Percent Christian 2015: 6.06%
Major Churches: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Melkite Catholic Church, Armenian Apostolic Church, Syriac Orthodox Church, Assyrian Church of the East, Syriac Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church
Smaller Churches: Maronite Catholic Church, Armenian Catholic Church, National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Church of God, Church of the Nazarene, Armenian Brethren, Seventh-day Adventists, Assemblies of God
Outlook: The Syrian Civil War, which began in 2011, has devastated Syria’s Christian community (many of whom have been supportive of Syria’s current government). At least 400,000 Christians have fled Syria, a decrease of about 20 percent. Before the war, Christians could be found throughout Syria, today they almost solely clustered in urban areas that remained under government control.
State Department 2018 International Religious Freedom Report