List Of Religious Populations
These are lists of religious demographics and religions by country.
|Four largest religions||Adherents||Percentage of world population||Further information|
|World population||6.9 billion||Figure used by individual articles|
|Christianity||2,331,509,000||32%||Christianity by country|
|Islam||1,619,314,000||23.4%||Islam by country|
|No religion||1,100,000,000||~16%||Irreligion by country|
|Hinduism||999,800,358||15.48%||Hinduism by country|
|Buddhism||489,807,761 – 690,847,214 – 1,921,989,641, depending on extent of syncretism||7.342% – 10.356% – 28.775%||Buddhism by country|
|Religion colour key|
|Major Religions||No religion|
The table above is compiled from the relevant Wikipedia pages listing Religions by Country. Although figures are an approximation there are many sources. Please see individual pages (Linked in Table) for details.
Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates. e.g.,
- The CIA World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.35% (of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, non-religious 9.42%, atheists 2.04% (2009 est.).
- The Proceedings of the 8th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities estimates the 2010 World Muslim Population as 1,148,173,347 and as 24% of the world population.
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