Religion & Spirituality

What are the world's major religions?

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09/13/2011

A listing would include at least those below: HOWEVER, consider the counting very argumentitive (for example - China has relatively few Christians and lots of Buddhist.....and 2.3 billion people itself). India and allied countries, again has few Christians and lots of Muslim/Hindu/Buddhists - and again has close to a Billion people. Also while all sects of Christianty are listed under one heading, that is not neccessarilary true of the others.

Additionally, it's reasonable to think many in the "Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist" are from politically oppressed areas (like North Korea) where the expression of any religious belief, even if held, is hard to verify.

1. Christianity: 2.1 billion 2. Islam: 1.3 billion 3. Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion 4. Hinduism: 900 million 5. Chinese traditional religion: 394 million 6. Buddhism: 376 million 7. primal-indigenous: 300 million 8. African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million 9. Sikhism: 23 million 10. Juche: 19 million 11. Spiritism: 15 million 12. Judaism: 14 million 13. Baha'i: 7 million 14. Jainism: 4.2 million 15. Shinto: 4 million 16. Cao Dai: 4 million 17. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million 18. Tenrikyo: 2 million 19. Neo-Paganism: 1 million 20. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand 21. Rastafarianism: 600 thousand 22. Scientology: 500 thousand

Also

Taoism, Confucianism, ananism.

ALSO

the MAJOR religions are judaism, Christianity, and Islam