Religions Of The World

Most Widely Spread Religions In The World?

According to reports of Adherents there are some 4,300 religions all around the world, Adherents is an independent, non-religiously affiliated organisation that monitors the number and size of the world's religions.

Side stepping is the issue of what constitutes a religion, Adherents divides religions into bodies, faith groups,  religions, churches, Congregations, denominations, Cultures, tribes and movements. All are of varying the size and influence.

Round about 75 percent population of the world that is living in different countries of the world practices one of the five most influential religions of the world: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism.

Christianity and Islam are the 2 most widely spread religions across the whole world. These 2 religions together cover the religious affiliation of more than 50% of the whole world's population in short more than population of the world are Christian and Muslim. If rest of the whole world's Population that are non-religious form a single religion, or adopt one of the existing religionn except Christian and Islam then it would be the world's third largest religion in the world.

Among those in English speaking countries one of the most widely-held myths is that Islamic believers are Arabs. Actually, most and Islamic community and Muslims do not live in the Arabic nations of the Middle East.

20 largest religions in the World and their number of believers are as under:

  1. Christianity: there are (2.1 billion) believers in the World. 
  2. Islam: There are  (1.3 billion) believers in the World. 
  3. Nonreligious:  (Atheist/Secular/Agnostic) (1.1 billion) that are non religious. 
  4. Hinduism:There are (900 million)believers in the World. 
  5. Chinese traditional religion (394 million)believers in the World. 
  6. Buddhism (376 million) believers in the World. 
  7. Primal-indigenous (300 million) believers in the World. 
  8. African traditional and Diasporic (100 million believers) in the World. 
  9. Sikhism (23 million)believers In the World. 
  10. Juche (19 million)believers in the World. 
  11. Spiritism (15 million)believers in The world. 
  12. Judaism (14 million)believers in the World. 
  13. Bahai (7 million)believers in the World. 
  14. Jainism (4.2 million)believers in the World. 
  15. Shinto (4 million)believers in the World. 
  16. Cao Dai (4 million)believers in the World. 
  17. Zoroastrianism (2.6 million)believers in the World.
  18. Tenrikyo (2 million)believers in the World. 
  19. Neo-Paganism (1 million)believers in the World. 
  20. Unitarian-Universalism (800,000)believers in the World. 
  21. Are there more human religions or more human languages in the world?

    Languages: There are some 4300 religions all over the world compared with 6800 living languages spoken somewhere in all around the World. 


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