List of Religious Populations

List Of Religious Populations

These are lists of religious demographics and religions by country.

World Religions
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
Total 6.8 billion 93.5%
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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