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  •  Brazil has a very sizable evangelical population. (0+ / 0-)
    looks of it those numbers [14% of congress] give Brazil's evangelicals clout way beyond their percentage of the country's population.
    On the contrary, the number in the general population is higher: 15% as of 2010 and growing
    (http://g1.globo.com/...)

    It is true that the word evangélico includes mainstream protestant in Portuguese, unlike English.  But it's also true that non-evangelical (in the US sense) protestants are a small minority in Brazil.  Pretty much all the growth has been in the charismatic and fundamentalist churches and sects.

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