Statistics of the different Religions in World

S/No Religion Description Population %
1. Atheism Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities Atheists are people who believe that god or gods are man-made constructs 65 Million 9.66% of the world population
2. Baha’i The Bahá’í Faith is a diverse and widespread religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in the 19th century in Iran. One of the youngest of the world’s major religions. A faith focused on building a just, peaceful and sustainable world—one neighborhood at a time 5.0 Million  
3. Buddhism Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices. A way of living based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. 400 Million 6% of the world’s population
4. Candomblé A religion based on African beliefs, originating in Brazil. It is a syncretic religion, meaning that it is a combination of various beliefs.    
5. Christianity The world’s biggest faith, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ. Christianity (from the Ancient Greek translation Χριστός, Christos of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Mašíaḥ, meaning “the anointed one” 2.2 Billion 25 to 33 percent of Earth’s population
6. Hinduism A group of faiths rooted in the religious ideas of India. Hinduism embraces a great diversity of beliefs, philosophy, gods, symbols, ritual and more. 950 million followers 14% of the world’s population
7. Islam Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God. Revealed in its final form by the Prophet Muhammad in Arabia in the 7th century AD. 1.62 billion followers 23% of the world population
8. Jainism An ancient philosophy and ethical teaching that originated in India. Emphasizes complete non-violence and asceticism. It began in the sixth century BC, the same time Buddhism was developing 6.1 million followers 0.09% of the world population
9. Jehovah’s Witnesses Jehovah’s Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with Non-Trinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. They are known for their potent evangelism 6 million followers .088 % of the world’s population
10. Judaism The religion of the Israelites of the Bible and of the Jews of today, based on the teachings of the Torah. Based around the Jewish people’s covenant relationship with God. 14 million Jews 0.19% of the world’s population
11. Mormonism Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity. 14 million 0.19% of the world’s population
12. Paganism Co Paganism represents a wide variety of traditions that emphasize reverence for nature and a revival of ancient polytheistic and animistic religious practices   .007% of the population
13. Rastafari The Rastafari movement is an African-based spiritual ideology that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. It is an Abrahamic new religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I. 2.8 million  
14. Santeria Afro-Caribbean syncretic religion originating in Cuba. Santeria (Santería in Spanish, meaning “Way of the Saints”) is a set of related religious systems that fuse Roman Catholic beliefs with traditional Yorùbá beliefs.    
15. Shinto Japanese folk tradition and ritual with no founder or single sacred scripture. Shinto is the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the people of Japan and soon became a reason for Japanese. 4.0 Million 3.3% of the Japanese people
16. Sikhism The religion founded in Northern India in the 15th Century CE, with the life and teachings of Guru Nanak and nine successive human gurus. A monotheistic religion that rejects caste distinctions, idolatry etc. “Sikh” means disciple, student, or (śikṣa) 23 Million in the world 4% of World Population
17. Spiritualism Spiritualists believe in communication with the spirits of people who have died. Spiritualism is the belief that the spirits of the dead can be contacted by mediums.    
18. Taoism Taoism, also known as Daoism, is an indigenous Chinese religion often associated with the Daode jing (Tao Te Ching) It is an ancient tradition of philosophy and belief rooted in Chinese worldview 6.12 Million 0.09%
19. Unitarianism Unitarianism is the belief that God exists in one person, not three. It is a denial of the doctrine of the Trinity as well as the full divinity of Jesus. 0.22 Million  
20. Zoroastrianism One of the oldest monotheistic faiths, founded by the Prophet Zoroaster. The ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously in India. Zoroastrianism has a history dating from 600 BC to perhaps more than 1000 BC. 0.25 Million  



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