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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.

Once again, the author has tried to put 10 lbs. of data in a 5 lb. bag - difficult for mobile viewers.

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     Religion Summary Chart -
     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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This Vaughns Religion Followers Summary
was last updated on 2020-02-18.