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List of religious populations

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Estimated followers of 4 largest religions:

Christianity - 2.1 Billion

Islam - 1.5 Billion

Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) - 1.1 Billion (including 150 Million who practice Hinduism in Yoga form)

Buddha Dharma (Buddhism) - 415 million

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By proportion

Countries with the greatest proportion of Christians (as of 2002):

  1. Poland, 96%
  2. Ireland, 95%
  3. Argentina, 94% (mostly Roman Catholic, Jewish 2%)
  4. Spain, 94%
  5. France, 90% (Muslim 7%, Jewish 1%)
  6. United States, 84% (Jewish, 2%)
  7. Brazil, 80%
  8. United Kingdom, 69% (Muslim 2.5%, Hindu 1.6%, Jewish 0.6%)
  9. Germany, 68% (Muslim 3.7%)
  10. South Africa, 68% (indigenous and animist 28%, Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5%)
  11. Nigeria, 40% (Muslim, 50%)
  12. Sudan, 5% (Muslim 70%)
  13. Iraq, 3% (Muslim, 97%)
  14. Mali, 1% (Muslim, 90%)
Countries with the greatest proportion of Muslims (as of 2002):
  1. Saudi Arabia, 100%
  2. Somalia, 100%
  3. Turkey, 99.8%
  4. Afghanistan, 99% (80% Sunni, 19% Shi'a)
  5. Algeria, 99%
  6. Iran, 98%
  7. Pakistan, 97%
  8. Iraq, 97% (Christian, 3%)
  9. Mali, 90% (indigenous 9%, Christian 1%)
  10. Indonesia, 88% (Christian 8%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%)
  11. Sudan, 70% (indigenous 25%, Christian 5%)
  12. Nigeria, 50% (Christian, 40%)
  13. Ethiopia, 50% (Ethiopian Orthodox 35%, animist 12%)
  14. India, 11% (Hindu 82%, Christian 2%)
Countries with the greatest proportion of Hindus (as of 2002):
  1. Nepal 89.5%
  2. India, 82% (Muslim 11%, Christian 2%)
  3. Fiji, 75% (Muslim 16%, Christian 6%)(see remarks below)
  4. Mauritius, 50%
  5. Bhutan, 25%
  6. Trinidad and Tobago, 24%
  7. Bangladesh, 16%
  8. Sri Lanka 15%
  9. Indonesia, 7%
  10. Pakistan, 3%
  11. United Kingdom 1.6%
  12. South Africa, 1.5%
Countries with the greatest proportion of Buddhists (as of 1999):
  1. China, Buddhist 91%
  2. Japan, Shinto and Buddhist 84%
  3. Sri Lanka, 70% (Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 7%)
Countries with the greatest proportion of Jews (as of 2000):
  1. Israel, 80% (Muslim 14%, Christian 2%)

By population

Largest Christan populations (as of 2002):

  1. United States, 189,983,000
  2. Brazil, 170,405,000
  3. Mexico, 96,614,000
  4. China, 86,801,000
  5. Philippines, 72,225,000
  6. Germany, 60,712,000
  7. Nigeria, 54,012,000
  8. Italy, 47,704,000
  9. France, 45,505,000
  10. Congo, 42,283,000
Largest Muslim populations (as of 2002):
  1. Indonesia, 182,570,000
  2. Pakistan, 134,480,000
  3. India, 121,000,000
  4. Bangladesh, 114,080,000
  5. Turkey, 65,510,000
  6. Iran, 62,430,000
  7. Egypt, 58,630,000
  8. Nigeria, 53,000,000
  9. Algeria, 30,530,000
  10. Morocco, 28,780,000
Largest Hindu populations (as of 2003):
  1. India, 866,000,000
  2. Nepal, 23,300,000
  3. Bangladesh, 22,600,000
  4. Indonesia, 4,800,000
  5. Sri Lanka, 3,000,000
  6. Mauritius, 650,000
  7. United Kingdom, 500,000
  8. Fiji, 335,000
  9. Trinidad and Tobago, 280,000
  10. Suriname, 120,000
Remarks: 1)In its Yoga stream, Hinduism is even more widespread all over the world with 50 million practitioners in the United States alone. There are around 150 million who practise Hinduism in Yoga form worldwide. After including Yoga practitioners, Hinduism has around 1.1 Billion followers worldwide. 2)75% Hindu at Fiji refers to Indo-Fijians who make up 44% of the population, while ethnic Fijians are mostly Christian (acc. to: Fiji)

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