See the first largest religion and others with their populations


Religion is more of believing that an unseen, imperceptible and untouchable being called God exists as practices associated with such beliefs are important and are priorities to anyone who believes in that particular religion. There are many religions in the world practiced differently by many different people.

This article details the religions in the world and their populations in millions and billions and their percentages in world’s total religious population in an ascending order.

1. Rastafari.

Rastafari has about 0.6 million members contributing a 0.007% of world’s total population making the world’s smallest religion.

2. Unitarian Universalism.

This religion has 0.8 million worshipers contributing about 0.01% of the world’s total population.

3. Neo paganism.

Neo paganism has total population of 1.0 million, that is about 0.01% of world’s population.

4. Animism.

Animism has approximately 1.9 million members having about 0.02% of the world’s total population.

5Tenrikyo.

Tenrikyo’s population is 2.0 million occupying about 0.02% of the world’s total population.

6. Zoroastrianism.

Zoroastrianism has 2.6 million members having about 0.03% of the world’s total population.

7. Cao Dai.

Cao Dai 4.0 million and about 0.05% of total population of the world.

8. Shinto.

Shinto has a total population of 4.0 million. That is 0.05% of the world’s total population.

9. Jainism.

Jainism has about 4.2 million population contributing about 0.05% of the world’s total population.

10. Baha’i

Baha’i has total population of 7.0 million and about 0.09% of the worlds’.

11. Judaism.

Judaism has 14.7 million population and about 0.18% of the world’s total population.

12. Spiritism.

Spiritism has a total population of 15 million which make a 0.19% contribution to the world’s total population.

13. Sikhism.

Sikhism has a population of 26 million members adding a 0.30% to the world’s total population.

14. African traditional religions.

African traditional religions has a population of 100 million with a 1.2 contribution to the world’s total population.

15. Ethnic religions.

Ethnic religions (excluding some in separate categories. 300 million total population adding a 3% contribution to the world’s total population.

16. Chinese traditional religion.

Chinese traditional religion has a population of 394 million members with 5% of the world’s total population.

17. Buddhism.

Buddhism has 506 million population. That is a 6% of the world’s total population.

18. Secular/non religious/agnostic and atheist.

Atheist symbol.

This group has a population of 1.1 billing people. That is a 14.1% contribution to the world’s total population.

19. Hinduism.

Hinduism has a total population of 1.2 billion members adding a 15.4% to the world’s total population making it the world’s third largest religion.

20. Islam.

Islam is the world’s second largest religion with a total population of about 1.9 billion followers. It has 24% contribution to the world’s total population.

21. Christianity.

The world’s largest religion is Christianity. It has a total population of 2.4 billion members with 31.4% contribution to the world’s total population.

All these make a total of 7.79 billion population.

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Published by Ernest I.

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