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OVERVIEW OF WORLD RELIGIONS

August 15, 2007 [Banner photo courtesy PDPhoto.org]
I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That is all I teach.
[ Buddha ]

Image from the U.S. Center for World Mission
- Buddhists are represented by the yellow slice

Sizes shown are approximate estimates measured in millions
(Source: www.adherents.com)

Christianity: 2100
Islam: 1500
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1100
Hinduism: 900
Chinese traditional religion: 394*
Buddhism: 376
primal-indigenous: 300
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100
Sikhism: 23
Juche: 19
Spiritism: 15
Judaism: 14
Baha'i: 7
Jainism: 4.2
Shinto: 4
Cao Dai: 4
Zoroastrianism: 2.6
Tenrikyo: 2
Neo-Paganism: 1
Unitarian-Universalism: 0.8
Rastafarianism: 0.6

* Includes about 20 million Taoist followers, centred in Taiwan.