The government of Panama does not collect statistics on the religious affiliation of citizens, but various sources estimate that 75 to 85 percent of the population identifies itself as Roman Catholic and 15–25 percent as evangelical Christian.
Using a rosary is normal practice for Roman Catholics devotees. A rosary is a string of beads for keeping count while praying. In the Roman Catholic Church it is a form of devotion in which five (or fifteen) decades of Hail Marys are repeated, each decade preceded by an Our Father and followed by a Glory B. Good Day.