World Religions or belief systems by number of adherents

World Religions or belief systems by number of adherents

  • Christianity 2 billion
  • Roman Catholicism : 1.1 billion
  • Protestantism : 360 million
  • Eastern Orthodoxy : 220 million
  • Anglican : 84 million
  • Other Christians : 280 million
  • Islam 1.4 billion
  • Sunnism : 940 million
  • Shiism 120 million
  • Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.1 billion
  • Hinduism 900 million
  • Buddhism 360 million
  • Chinese traditional religion 225 million
  • Not a single organized religion includes elements of Taoism , Confucianism , and traditional non scriptural religious observance.
  • Primal indigenous 150 million
  • Not a single organized religion includes a wide range of primarily Asian traditional or tribal religions, including Shamanism and Paganism.
  • African Traditional and Diasporic 95 million
  • Not a single organized religion, this includes traditional African beliefs such as Yoruba as well as Diasporic beliefs such as Santeria and Vodoun.
  • Sikhism 23 million
  • Juche 19 million
  • Not considered a religion by adherents. Juche is the political ideology taught by North Korean communists; some have argued it constitutes a religion.
  • Spiritism 14 million
  • Not a single organized religion includes a variety of beliefs including some forms of Umbanda.
  • Judaism 14 million
  • Bahá’í Faith 5 million
  • Jainism 4 million
  • Shinto 4 million
  • Cao Dai (mainly Vietnamese) 3 million
  • Tenrikyo 2.4 million
  • Neopaganism 1 million
  • Unitarian Universalism 800,000
  • Rastafarianism 600,000
  • Not an organized religion
  • Scientology 500,000
  • Zoroastrianism 150,000
  • Source of statistics: adherents.com  ( http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html ), updated 2005. These statistics are based on analysis of a range of sources on religious populations, for more on the methodology; please see Adherent.com’s explaination
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