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by Vaughn Aubuchon


Here is a summary list of religion followers, listed by continent.
The religions are ordered by number of adherents.
The world's five "major" religions are highlighted.

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Religion Summary -
Number of Followers

(by millions of adherents - 2004 data)

#
Adherent
Name
World
Africa
Asia
Europe
Latin
America
North
America
Oceania

Religious Sects

1

Christian

2,107
402
341
554
510
274
26

Christianity

Catholic
Protestant
Independent
Orthodox
Anglican

1,106
370
417
218
79
143
115
88
38
43
122
57
177
13
1
277
71
24
159
26
477
54
45
<1
1
79
66
81
7
3
8
8
2
<1
5

52% Catholic
17% Protestant
19% Other
10% Orthodox
  3% Anglican

2

Muslim

1,283
350
892
33
2
5
0.5

Islam
83% Sunni
16% Shiite
  1% Other

3

Hindu

851
3
845
1
1
1
0.5

Hinduism
70% Visnu
25% Shiva
  2% Reform

4

Non-religious

767
6
601
109
16
31
4

Non-believers

5

Chinese Universist

402
0
401
0
0
0.5
0

Ancestorism,
Universism

6

Buddhist

375
0
369
1
0.5
3
0.5

Buddhism
56% Mayahana
38% Hinayana
  6% Tantrayana

7

Ethnic Religionist

253
105
142
1
3
1
0.5

Local, tribal

8

Atheist

151
0.5
123
22
3
2
0.5

Atheism

9

New Religionist

107
0
104
0.5
0.5
2
0

New Religions

10

Sikh

25
0
24
0
0
0.5
0

Sikhism

11

Jewish

15
0
5
2
1
6
0

Judaism
  8% Orthodox
34% Conservative
23% Reform
35% Secular

12

Spiritist

13
0
0
0
13
0
0

Spiritism

13

Baha'ist

7
2
3
0
1
1
0

Baha'ism

14

Confucianist

6
0
6
0
0
0
0

Confucianism

15

Jainist

5
0
5
0
0
0
0

Jainism

16

Shintoist

3
0
3
0
0
0
0

Shintoism

17

Taoist

3
0
3
0
0
0
0

Taoism

18

Zoroastrian

3
0
3
0
0
0
0

Zoroastrianism

World
Africa
Asia
Europe
Latin
America
North
America

Oceania



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