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Adherents of world religions

24 October, 2006

  

Worldwide Beliefs

(Image Religionfacts.com)  

World’s 20 largest religions and their number of believers

The world’s 20 largest religions and their number of believers are:

  1. Christianity (2.1 billion)
  2. Islam (1.3 billion)
  3. Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)
  4. Hinduism (900 million)
  5. Chinese traditional religion (394 million)
  6. Buddhism 376 million
  7. Primal-indigenous (300 million)
  8. African traditional and Diasporic (100 million)
  9. Sikhism (23 million)
  10. Juche (19 million)
  11. Spiritism (15 million)
  12. Judaism (14 million)
  13. Baha’i (7 million)
  14. Jainism (4.2 million)
  15. Shinto (4 million)
  16. Cao Dai (4 million)
  17. Zoroastrianism (2.6 million)
  18. Tenrikyo (2 million)
  19. Neo-Paganism (1 million)
  20. Unitarian-Universalism (800,000)

Are there more human religions or more human languages in the world?

Languages. There are some 4,300 religions of the world compared with 6,800 living languages spoken somewhere in the world.

(Taken from recent Internet circulation)

 What’s interesting is to note that the Baha’i religion is only 162 years old, and already has around 7 Million believers worldwide in localities in every country. No other religious movement has spread so vastly in that period of time, and in terms of geographical dispersion of believers Bahai’s are second to Christianty:

“According to the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook it is the second most widely spread religion in the world, with five million members residing in 232 countries and dependent territories, and national spiritual assemblies (national Baha’i governing bodies) in 172.”(Baha’i online publication)

~PEACE~

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