World Religions Map | Religions of The World

World Religions Map | Religions of The World

There are some 4,300 religions in the world. This is according to Adherents, an independent, non-religiously affiliated organization that monitors the number and size of the world’s religions.

The World Religion Map displays the religions that are the most prevalent in each country around the world. The Religions of The World features brief descriptions of each religious grouping and bar graphs that reflect the percentage of a country’s population associated with each grouping. The major religious groups are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, non-religious people, and other religions.

Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population practices one of the five most influential religions of the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

World’s Largest Religions

Religion Approximate Number of Adherents Founding Figure(s)
Christianity 2.4 billion Jesus Christ
Islam 1.9 billion Prophet Muhammad
Hinduism 1.2 billion Various deities and scriptures
Buddhism 506 million Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
Sikhism 27 million Guru Nanak
Judaism 15 million Abraham, Moses
Baha’i Faith 5 million Baháʼu’lláh
Jainism 4.2 million Vardhamana Mahavira
Shinto 4 million Various deities and spirits
Taoism 2 million Laozi
Confucianism 6 million Confucius
Zoroastrianism 2.6 million Zoroaster
Tenrikyo 2 million Nakayama Miki
Cheondoism 1.5 million Choe Si-heung
Unitarian Universalism 800,000 Various thinkers and founders
Eckankar 2 million Paul Twitchell
Wicca 1 million Various practitioners and traditions
Rastafari 1 million Haile Selassie I
Native American Spirituality 2 million Various tribes and traditions
African Traditional Religions 100 million Various tribes and traditions
Paganism 1 million Various traditions
Atheism and Agnosticism 1.2 billion No founding figure

Religion Followers By Percentage

Religion Approximate Number of Adherents Percentage of World Population
Christianity 2.4 billion 30.159383%
Islam 1.9 billion 23.876178%
Hinduism 1.2 billion 15.079692%
Unaffiliated 1.1 billion 13.823051%
Buddhism 506 million 6.283205%
Folk Religions 400 million 5.026564%
Sikhism 27 million 0.376992%
Judaism 15 million 0.251328%
Baha’i Faith 5 million 0.062832%
Jainism 4.2 million 0.050266%
Shinto 4 million 0.050266%
Taoism 2 million 0.025133%
Confucianism 6 million 0.075398%
Zoroastrianism 2.6 million 0.037699%
Tenrikyo 2 million 0.025133%
Cheondoism 1.5 million 0.018850%
Unitarian Universalism 800,000 0.010053%
Eckankar 2 million 0.025133%
Wicca 1 million 0.012566%
Rastafari 1 million 0.012566%
Native American Spirituality 2 million 0.025133%
African Traditional Religions 100 million 0.125664%
Paganism 1 million 0.012566%
Atheism and Agnosticism 1.2 billion 15.079692%

Top 10 Countries with the Greatest Proportion of Christians:

  1. Vatican City 100%
  2. Federated States of Micronesia 96%
  3. Samoa ~100%
  4. Panama ~ 99%
  5. Romania 99.5%
  6. East Timor 94.2%
  7. Armenia 98.7%
  8. Bolivia 98.3%
  9. Venezuela 98.2%
  10. Malta 98.1%

Top 10 Countries with the greatest Proportion of Muslims:

  1. Saudi Arabia 100%
  2. Somalia 100%
  3. Afghanistan 100%
  4. Yemen 99.9%
  5. Mauritania 99.9%
  6. Maldives 99.33%
  7. Oman 100%
  8. Djibouti 99%
  9. Tunisia 99%
  10. Algeria 99%

8 Countries that follow Taoism:

  1. Republic of China (Taiwan) 33-80%
  2. People’s Republic of China 30%
  3. Hong Kong 28%
  4. Macau 13.9%
  5. Singapore 8.5%
  6. Malaysia 2.6%
  7. South Korea 0.2-1%
  8. Philippines 0.01-0.05%

Top 10 countries with the greatest proportion of Hindus:

  1. Nepal 86.5%
  2. India 80.5%
  3. Mauritius 54%
  4. Guyana 28%
  5. Fiji 27.9%
  6. Bhutan 25%
  7. Trinidad and Tobago 22.5%
  8. Suriname 20%
  9. Sri Lanka 15%
  10. Bangladesh 9.2%

✅Map of World Religions

The detailed religion map of the world shows the biggest religions along with their level of support. The World map of Religions presents information about religious groups Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, non-religious people, and other religions.

✅Religion Map of World

Christians remain the world’s largest religious group. The Quran, albeit having given importance to its ‘true believers’, commands its followers to tolerate ‘the people of all faiths and communities and to let them command their dignity, without breaking the Shariah law. The rise of Islam is intrinsically linked with the Prophet Muhammad, believed by Muslims to be the last in a long line of prophets that includes Moses and Jesus.

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Some Major Religions of The World

Some Major Religions of The World

Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered around the personage of Jesus of Nazareth, or Jesus Christ. It is the largest religion in the world and has around 2.4 billion followers. It is the dominant religion in the western world. Today Christianity has developed a few divisions based on beliefs, forms, and practices but all of them center on the faith in Jesus Christ. Three destinations attract a great number of Christian pilgrims. The main pilgrimage is to the Holy Land of Jerusalem, Vatican City in Rome and the third is the Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

Islam

Islam is a strictly monotheistic faith founded by the prophet Muhammad in the year 607 in present-day Saudi Arabia. His teachings, collected in the Quran, claim common descent with many Jewish and Christian beliefs. Islam spread rapidly and today became the second-largest religion in the world. The Arabic word Islam means "submission", referring to the religion's central principle of submitting to God's will. Followers practice the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, and alms. The most important Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca (the Haj), as it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Another important pilgrimage place for Muslims is the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia, the second holiest place in Islam.

Hinduism

Most Hindus worship one Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses. These various deities become incarnate within idols, temples, gurus, rivers, animals, etc. Hinduism has around 750 million followers in the world. Kumbh Mela, Char Dham - The four holy sites at Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath, Varanasi, Allahabad, Haridwar-Rishikesh, Mathura-Vrindavan and Ayodhya, Major Temples like Vaishnava Jagannath temple are the major pilgrimage place.

Buddhism

Buddhism is a religious tradition founded by Gautama Buddha in the early 400s BCE, drawing from (or opposing) many of the same Vedic traditions that inform Hinduism. It is becoming quite popular in the West nowadays. Over the course of time, Buddhism has developed into different forms, ranging from worship of deities and importance on religious rituals to absolute rejection of both deities and rituals in support of pure meditation.

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