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Largest Religions In The World

World’s Religion Breakdown

These religions are ranked by the number of followers they have

Religion Date Founded Sacred Texts Membership 5 % of World 6
Christianity 30 CE The Bible 2,039 million 32% (dropping)
Islam 622 CE Qur’an & Hadith 1,570 million 22% (growing)
Hinduism 1500 BCE with truly ancient roots Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, & Rig Veda 950 million 13% (stable)
No religion
(Note 1)
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None 775 million 12% (dropping)
Chinese folk religion 270 BCE None 390 million 6%
Buddhism 523 BCE The Tripitaka (consisting of the Vinaya, the Sutras, and the Abhidharma) 350 – 1,600 million (2) 6% (stable?)
Tribal Religions, Shamanism, Animism Prehistory Oral tradition 232 million 4%
Atheists No date None 150 million 2%
New religions. Various Various 103 million 2%
Sikhism 1500 CE Guru Granth Sahib 23.8 million
Judaism Note 3 Torah, Tanach, & Talmud 14.5 million
Spiritism 12.6 million
Baha’i Faith 1863 CE Alkitab Alaqdas 7.4 million
Confucianism 520 BCE Lun Yu 6.3 million
Jainism 570 BCE Siddhanta, Pakrit 4.3 million
Zoroastrianism 600 to 6000 BCE Avesta 2.7 million
Shinto 500 CE Kojiki, Nohon Shoki 2.7 million
Taoism Note 4 550 BCE Tao-te-Ching 2.7 million
Other Various Various 1.1 million
Wicca Note 5 800 BCE, 1940 CE None 0.5 million?

Other Older Reports Also Show That


Other Reports About Distribution Of Different religions in different countries

CHRISTIANITY DISTRIBUTION

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Muslim distribution

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Buddhist distribution

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Hindu distribution

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