Q: If I am living in a country where the majority follows Imaam Abu Hanifa’s school of thought, do I also have to follow that?
A: If you are unaware of the teachings of your Madhab and there is no one to teach you then only can you follow the Hanafi Madhab, otherwise not. You cannot change just because the majority are Hanafi.
Allah Ta’aala knows best.
Moulana Yusuf Laher