Religions of today's world

The missionary bulletin Cagliero11 published a forum on religions in the world, highlighting some of the main data. In particular, the statistics and the main places of diffusion are specified.

  • Christianity - 2.4 billion (31.4%): Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Oceania, the Philippines
  • Islam - 1.9 billion (25.1%): North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia
  • Hinduism - 1.2 billion (15.3%): India, Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana Buddhism - 505 million (6.7%): Far East (South East Asia), Mongolia, Sri Lanka
  • Traditional African religions - 405 million (5.3%): Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean
  • Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese cults - 395 million (5.2%): China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
  • Sikhism - 23 million (0.3%): India (Punjab), United Kingdom, Canada
  • Judaism -14 million (0.2%): Israel, USA, Canada, Europe, Oceania


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