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Major Religions of the World
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:17:26 AM »
Major Religions of the World

Islam: 1.5 billion
 
Christianity:
 
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
 
Hinduism: 900 million
 
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
 
Buddhism: 376 million
 
primal-indigenous: 300 million
 
African Traditional & Diasporic: 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 thousand
 
Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
 
Scientology: 500 thousand


Source: http://www.quranhadith.org/new/Major%20Religions%20of%20the%20World.htm
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Re: Major Religions of the World
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 10:18:46 AM »
The Classical World Religions List

There are twelve classical world religions. This is the list of religions described most often in surveys of the subject, and studied in World Religion classes (some of them more for historical rather than contemporary reasons):

    Islam
    Baha'i
    Buddhism
    Christianity
    Confucianism
    Hinduism
    Jainism
    Judaism
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoism
    Zoroastrianism

The "World's Major Religions" list published in the New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference is typical of world religion lists which are functionally-oriented, yet still strongly classical (New York: Prentice Hall, 1993; pg. 271):

    Islam
    Baha'i
    Buddhism
    Confucianism
    Hinduism
    Judaism
    Orthodox Eastern Church
    Protestantism
    Catholicism
    Shinto
    Taoism

Source: http://www.quranhadith.org/new/Major%20Religions%20of%20the%20World.htm
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