What percentage of the world's population belongs to a religion?

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I estimate from historic data that approximately 80% of the world's population believes in a supreme spiritual entity and as such ascribe/belong to a religion or religious belief system.
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What percentage of the world's population is Jewish?

There are about 14 million Jews in the world as of 2010; 6.2million in Asia (including Israel), 5.5 million in America, twomillion in Europe and 100,000 in Africa. Out of the world'spopulation of seven billion, the Jews are about 0.2%. And yet Jews have earned 22% of all individual recipients of NobelPrizes worldwide between 1901 and 2009. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time andTIME magazine's "Person of the Century," was a Jew. Sigmund Freud-- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Sowere Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enrichedthe whole of humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinatingneedle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabindeveloped the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us aleukaemia-fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccinationfor Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis(a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a NobelPrize in infectious diseases. Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission.Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of theendocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck foundedCognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders,depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oralcontraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering ourunderstanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel inembryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolffcame up with the kidney dialysis machine. Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilarddeveloped the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, theoptical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss,stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner,telephone microphone; and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder. Famous leaders in the business world who belong to Jewish faithinclude Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), HowardSchultz (Starbucks), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (DellComputers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins(Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts). RichardLevin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are HenryKissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (the Fedchairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush II), JosephLieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR Foreign Minister), David Marshal(Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-generalof Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author),Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), John Deutsch (CIA director), HerbGray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), MichaelHoward (British home secretary), Bruno Kreisky (chancellor ofAustria) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury). In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer (CNN), BarbaraWalters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer (Washington Post), Henry Grunwald(editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of TheWashington Post), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New YorkTimes), and Max Frankel (New York Times). At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record by wining seven goldmedals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist.Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish. Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, CharlesBronson, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers,Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, GoldieHawn, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk areall Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by aJew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks,Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (TheOdd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky andHutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), DouglasFairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters)are all Jewish. William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest humanwho ever existed. Guess what faith he belonged to? So, why are Jews so successful? Answer: Education, education,education. Knowledge is power. So maybe you should pick up a bookand learn something new?

What percentage of the world's population is Black?

To answer this question there really isn't a "Black Race" per say. Black is not literally the color of the people commonly referred to as "Black". As a matter of fact "Black" people actually come in different shades of brown."Black" people range from light caramel to nearly black in color. Much of the population of the America's especially the Caribbean nations of Cuba, Haiti's, Dominican republic, Jamaica & others have a large "African" population as well as "African" admixture others like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela & Brazil also have extensive "African" admixtures, along with the Middle East & Northern Africa. In many Latin nations dark skinned peoples have down played their "African" genes by using such terms as "Moreno" but rarely do they claim "Black" or "Negro"even with apparent African features.This has to do with the fact when colonial Spain & France ruled over the area light skinned "Blacks"or"Mulattoes" were seen as superior to the "Black" African slave populations & held privileges that weren't available to "Black" Africans slaves many of the "Mulattoes" along with the "White" populous later formed the elites of the newly created Nations of the America's. In Middle Eastern countries along the Red Sea their has been mixing with Africans for centuries especially after the birth of Islam. A large number of Arabs in Saudi Arabia for example have extensive African admixture. The Aksumite empire of what is now Northern Ethiopia ruled large swathes of present day Yemen & portions of Saudi Arabia. Ancient Egyptians were infact "Black" African similar to the Semitic & Cushitic Peoples of present day Ethiopia, Somalia & Horn of Africa in general. The modern Egypt we know today was "Arabized" after the birth of Islam. Also ancient Rome had a substantial "Black" population. The continent of Africa being the traditional home land of "Black" people is very diverse there are dozens of visible phyno types such as the Yoruba peoples of present day Nigeria which many "Black" Americans share common DNA with. Also the Amhara & Somali's despite their angular faces & sharp features are actually native to Africa these are just a few of the visible phyno types of the African Continent. The number of "Black" People world wide can range from 1.5 Billion to 2 Billion depending on who you define as "BlacK" as the term is very subjective most people in the world identify them self's by Ethnicity, Culture, Nationality or even Religious. Only in a few western countries like the U.K and the United States are such terms as "White & Black" used to identify people.

What percentage of world's population is Catholic?

Around 33% percent of the world population is Christian. A Pew Forum survey from 2007 shows that 23.9% of the US population identifies themselves as Catholic (compared to the 78.4% who identify as Christian) Worldwide, however, Catholicism accounts for greater than 50% of all Christians and is the 2nd largest single religious group.

What percentage of the world's population is in Asia?

If the population of Asia is 4,050,404,000 and there are just under6.8 billion people on the planet you will find this percentage tobe approximately 59.56% . There are actually only about 3,900,000,000 people in Asia and theworld population is about 6,970,000,000 so that comes to around 56% .

What percentage of the world's population lives in developing countries?

Answer . According to the Human Development Index, a development scale of 0-1, there are 35 countries and territories/dependencies with a development level of 0.9 or above, meaning "highly developed".. The total population (as of 7/1/2008) of the countries in that category is 978,186,023 or 14.6% of world population (6,706,992,932).. This means that 85.4% (5,727,771,964) of the world's population lives in developing countries.

What percentage of the world's population is Buddhist?

Most eastimates indiccate about 6% of the world population (420 to500 million of 7 billion total population) is Buddhist. The numberis difficult to determine as some countries with large populations(e.g. China) do not provide supportable data.

What percentage of the entire world's population is white?

Seems to be between 9% and 12%, depending how Hispanics are counted and of course, the Clintonian discourse on what 'white', 'is'. In unadulterated, strick 'European' (not Slav) origin of 4 generations of parentage, the number could be much lower - probably 5%, but impossible to verify. About 18 percent or 1.2 Billion People

What percentage of world's population speak English?

It is estimated that almost 30% of humans can speak English (over two billion). English is the most spoken language on the planet, counting first, second, third, etc. language speakers. It is the official language of over 50 countries and it is a language of business and marketing world wide.

What percentage of the world's population will have cancer?

The current estimated human population for the planet earth in 2010 is 6,865,300,000 by the United States Census Bureau. The United Nations estimates that world population will be over the 7,000,000,000 mark in 2011. Recent U.N. organized surveys performed in multiple countries have found the average percentage of people who suffer from some sort of cancer is 31% . The American Cancer Society has found similar numbers in its studies of North and South America. Using these two sources of information. One can estimate that 2,128,243,000 individuals in the year 2010, will have some sort of cancer.

What percentage of the world's population own a computer?

Computer ownership is now at about 4-5% of the worlds population; however, with many social projects putting computers in villages in developing countries between 12-14% of the worlds population have access to a computer. Approx 3-5 % of the world's population have internet access. To put this into context only about 25% of the world's population sleep in their own bed at night and only about 30% of the worlds population are rich enough to have a bank account!

What percentage of the world's population can speak English?

About 500,000,000 people speak English as a first language, so that would be around 7% of all humans speak English as a first language. As any other language but first, it is estimated that 2,100,000,000 humans speak English, or about 30%.

What percentage of the world's population has brown eyes?

"Considering pretty much everyone in china, India, the rest of Asia, Africa, south America and the middle east, as well as Greeks and Italians and heaps of other europeans are all exclusively, or all but exclusively brown eyed. I would estimate the figure around 95 percent of the global population. Also the number of non brown eyed people is shrinking due to global population movements and related incursion of brown eyed people into the few areas of the world where brown eyes do not dominate. The Brown eyed gene is in most cases dominant. Additional: The figure perhaps rises to 98 or even 99% if you include those with near brown eyes Hazel for example. Conversly the number of people with blue or green eyes globaly is perhaps 1% or less. A figure that would probably very much surprise most people." Yet another person who is wrong. There are dark skinned people all over the world with blue and green eyes even blond hair. About 20% of turkey has green eyes. Green eyes are one of the worlds rarest eye color at 2%. Total around 10% of the world has light colored eyes. America alone has 100 million people with light colored eyes "grey, blue and green" that's 1.5% of the worlds population.

What percentage and number of the world's population practice Christianity?

Around 2.1 Billion Christians. that is about 1/3rd the population of the earth or 33.33333333333333333333333 with the three after the decimal place constantly reapeting %. The largest majority of Christians are Catholic, of which, there are about 1 billion catholics in the world. that is 1/6th of the population.

What percentage of the world's Christian population are also Roman Catholic?

Roman Catholic Answer That depends on how you define "Christian". The obvious answer is 100% as all Christians are Catholic, even if they are not a visible member of the Church, if they have been validly baptised and profess the Nicene Creed in its traditional interpretration. Those who call themselves "Christian" but do not belong to the Church have classically been known as heretics, the explanation of which is below. The current usage of the word "Christian" to mean practially anything is to be deplored, it is even used of pagans who display some virtue which could be considered Christian. Those who have been raised in separated faiths, such as protestants, are only material heretics as explained below. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . Heresy . Commonly refers to a doctrinal belief held in opposition to the recognized standards of an establish system of thought. Theologically it means an opinion at variance with the authorized teachings of any church, notably the Christian, and especially when this promotes separation from the main body of faithful believers. In the Roman Catholic Church, heresy has a very specific meaning. Anyone who, after receiving baptism, while remaining nominally a Christian, pertinaciously denies or doubts any of the truths that must be believed with divine and Catholic faith is considered a heretic. Accordingly four elements must be verified to constitute formal heresy; previous valid baptism, which need not have been in the Catholic Church; external profession of still being a Christian, otherwise a person becomes an apostate; outright denial or positive doubt regarding a truth that the Catholic Church has actually proposed as revealed by God; and the disbelief must be morally culpable, where a nominal Christian refuses to accept what he knows is a doctrinal imperative. Objectively, therefore, to become a heretic in the strict canonical sense and be excommunicated from the faithful, one must deny or question a truth that is taught not merely on the authority of the Church but on the word of God revealed in the Scriptures or sacred tradition. Subjectively a person must recognize his obligation to believe. If he acts in good faith, as with most persons brought up in non-Catholic surroundings, the heresy is only material and implies neither guilt nor sin against faith. (Etym. Latin haeresis , from the Greek hairesis , a taking, choice, sect, heresy.). Of the some 2.2 billion people who are Christians approximately 1.2 billion are Roman Catholic. So slightly more than 50% of Christians are Roman Catholic.

What percentage of the world's population has Down syndrome?

Varying statistics reported by our users: . 2 percent of the world's population has Down syndrome. . According to Wikipedia, 0.1-0.125 % of babies who are born have Down syndrome (1 in every 800-1000 births). . The overall incidence of Down syndrome is 1:660 newborns, thereby making it the most common genetically diverse configuration in humans. . Research shows that 1:800-1000 people (approximately 900) are born with Down syndrome. If you compare this with the number of people on earth - 6.5 billion - then there are about 7,222,222 people with Down syndrome. This is about 0.11111110769231% of the approximate population of earth. . According to scientific data, Down syndrome occurs in 1 out of every 750 births. The incidence, however, increases dramatically with increasing maternal age. If you look at the Related link below, you will see that, under about age 30, there is a 1:1000 chance in having a child with Down syndrome; at age 40, however, there is about a 1:100 chance. This increases to 1:10 by age 50. . Approximately 1:800-1,000 babies are born with Down syndrome. . The overall incidence of Down syndrome is 1:660 newborns.

What percentage of the world's population speaks Portuguese?

Portuguese consistently ranks as number six on the list of the ten most spoken languages in the world. The total of the world's population hovers around 6.77 billion, as of April 2009. But the estimates of total numbers of Portuguese speakers ranges from 176 million to 230 million. Based on the first, lower figure, the percentage of the world's population that speaks Portuguese is 2.09% . Based on the second, higher figure, the percentage is 3.35% .

What percentage of the world's population own a car?

There are approximately 600 million cars, passenger vans, SUVs and light trucks in the world today. Of those about 240 million are found in the United States. It is a little difficult to then do simple math and say there are 6.76 billion people in the world (according to the US Census Bureau) so 600 million / 6.76 billion = about 9% of the world owns a car. The reason is not all 600 million cars, passenger vans, SUVs and light trucks belong to private citizens. In that number you have taxis, police cars, commercially used vehicles like vans and pickup trucks for delivery services, SUVs and cars are used by fire departments, medical services, rental car fleets at airports around the world, even the world militaries use light passenger vehicles. One of the most effective weapons in warfare in Africa is Toyota pickup trucks with a machine gun bolted down in the bed. Likewise you have people who collect cars, and you have households in western nations where it is common to own more than one car. So the percentage of auto ownership globally is actually rather small, with a maximum of about 9%, but likely lower. A really interesting trend is in developing nations, especially Brazil, India and China. In 2008 China became the largest auto consuming country in the world, with its citizens buying more cars than people in the United States or Japan. Even more interesting, the number one importer in China is General Motors, with a similar marketshare in China as an importer that Toyota has in the United States. In countries like China, Brazil, and India, their population is pushing hard for a more western lifestyle, and they see the car as part of that lifestyle. China and India in particular are spending billions on highway infrastructure. Brazil is interesting as they have largely an ethanol based economy, with cars running largely on alcohol produced from sugarcane. That hasn't come without a price ecologically, namely the slashing and burning of rainforest to create sugarcane fields, and the dangers to the low paid workers who work those fields (this was highlighted well in National Geographic). However Brazil has proven you can build an extensive automtive infrastructure away from most fossil fuels. Given the shift in global economics we see today, it is highly unlikely, simply through sheer force of population and growing GDP, that the United States will ever return to the number one car economy in the world. The number of 240 million registered vehicles on the road here is actually down about 10 million vehicles in the last 12 months, as people have sold or taken their cars off the road, either due to environmental or economic reasons. It is actually very likely that the United States will drift to third or fifth place in auto consumption behind China and eventually India, and possibly Brazil, or Russia after the European economic situation stabilizes. This will have longer term a dramatic impact on choice of vehicles for people in the United States, how cars are sold, and what features they will have. Here in the United States you have roughly 160 million Americans who live in the 100 largest metro areas in the country. That means 140 million Americans still live in spread out suburban or rural areas, where public transit is impractical at best, and impossible in many cases (you're not going to be able to provide effective public transit to the citizens of Jefferson, South Dakota or Onalaska, Texas as examples). The elimination of a vehicle that provides personal transit in the United States, or other rural areas in the world is simply impossible until a better of safely and quickly moving people and their goods over distance door-to-door is created. In those metro areas a lot more could be done, and cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia are great examples. However these cities benefit from infrastructure implemented 100 to 150 years ago, a strong rail network that foundationally was laid down during the Civil War, and public works projects like subways built at the beginning of the 20th century. The bottom line is the percentage of ownership will probably go up globally as India and China fight for world resources and their populations demand a middle class lifestyle, and many in western nations in suburban and rural settings still have a need for personal transit.

What percentage of the world's population does not have electricity?

"Some 1.6 billion people, about one quarter of the world?s population, have no access to electricity today. Eighty percent of these people live in rural areas of the developing world, mainly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where rapid urban migration and population growth will occur over the next several decades." Source: IEA, "The Developing World and the Electricity Challenge," Jan. 2005, http://www.iea.org/Textbase/work/2005/poverty/blurb.pdf . Of course, this is only an estimate. An undated Greenpeace document puts the figure for people without access to electricity at "more than 2 billion." Source: Greenpeace, "Solar Generation: electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020," http://www.greenpeace.org/~climate/climatecountdown/solargeneration/solargenback.pdf .

What percentage of the world's population are serial killers?

With so many serial killers not identified, there can not be statistics showing the population of the world's serial killer. 76% of the world's serial killers are in America is a statistic based ongoing studies. The United States only has about seven percent of the world's population, but has been home to over 76% of its serial killers.

What percentage of the world's population is Mormon?

As of January 2010, there are 13.8 million baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) worldwide. The world population is approximately 6.7 billion. This means that 0.21% of the world's population is Mormon. This is about same as the percentage of the world's population that is Jewish (0.22%). In contrast, 17% of the world's population is Catholic, 21% of the world's population is Muslim, 14% of the world's population is Hindu, and 6% of the world's population is Protestant Christian.

What percentage of the world's population are not Christian?

As it is hard to exactly measure religious affiliation, and as many organizations have incentives to exaggerate their membership, it is hard to quantify well. Christianity is still generally thought to be the most popular religion in the world today. Best estimates is that around 2 billion people consider themselves Christian, though obviously not all belong to a specific religion or church. Thus, out of a total world population of 7 billion, this means that about 71% of the world is non-Christian.

What percentage of the world's population are criminals?

It's impossible to tell, are we talking about what percentage of the world has been arrested and charged? Or are we also talking about what percentage of the world has broken the law and got away with it? Everybody has broken some law in their life whether it was speeding, littering, jay walking, spitting in public, breaking curfew ETC. If you look at wall street that's a place where everyone is true criminals who break serious laws

What percentage of the world's population is uneducated?

Unbelievably, the percentage of the world's population being uneducated, is 46 percent. *Considering that most of the world's population is still involved in farming and other subsistence activities, in villages or smaller social units, the figure of 46 percent is not credible.

What percentage of the world's population watched the moon landing?

The mid-year population estimate for 1969 shows there were approximately 3,631,478,167 people on the planet. It is estimated that around 600 million people watched the Apollo 11 landing live on T.V. 600,000,000 / 3,631,478,167 = 0.16522. Roughly 16.5% of the world population watched the first lunar landing.

What percentage of the world's religious population is Christian?

If you combine Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox together, believe it or not I think its a solid 60%, the two biggest being Catholic and Orthodox believe it or not. Orthodox Christians in fact outnumber protestants, because of Russia and the Balkan's massive combined population, however they are not as numerous as Catholics, who can be found in most of Europe, pretty much the whole of Latin America, and throughout Africa.

What percentage of the world's population lives in antarctica?

There is no native or permanent population on the Antarctic continent. People who live and work there temporarily may count into the 4-8,000 person range. In 2013, the population of planet earth was projected to be about 7.125 billion. Can you do the math?

What are the population percentages for all religions?

Canadians Religions Population Percentages. i know that for canada, christians are 77%, non religion is 16.5%, muslims are 2%, hindu is 1%, and sikhi are 0.9%, you can check out on several websites via google for other countries.

What is the percentage of people belonging to each religion?

Christianity . 2.1 billion. Islam. 1.5 billion. Irreligious/agnostic/atheism. 1.1 billion. Hinduism. 900 million. Chinese traditional religion. 394 million. Buddhism. 376 million. Animist religions. 300 million. African traditional/diasporic religions. 100 million. Sikhism. 23 million. Juche. 19 million. Spiritism. 15 million. Judaism. 14 million. Baha'i. 7 million. Jainism. 4.2 million. Shinto. 4 million. Cao Dai. 4 million. Zoroastrianism. 2.6 million. Tenrikyo. 2 million. Neo-Paganism. 1 million. Unitarian Universalism. 800,000. Rastafari Movement. 600,000. If Agnostics/Atheists are considered, they make nearly 3% of the world population.