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Religions

Religions in our countries

Abrahamic
faith religions
Judaism
(Israel)
Christianity
Netherlands
U.S.
Islam
Indonesia
Malaysia
Dharmic and Taoic
empirical religions
Buddhism
S. Korea
Thailand
Vietnam
Hinduism
India
Shintoism Japan Toaism,
Confucianism

China

India Hindu 80%, Muslim 13%, Christian 3%, Sikh 2%
Indonesia Muslim 85%, Christian 10%
Thailand Theravada Buddhist 95%
Vietnam indigenous religions 45%, secular 30%, Buddhist 16%, Christian 8%
Malaysia Muslim 62%, Buddhist 20%, Christian 10%, Hindu 7%
Japan secular 60%, Buddhist 34%, Shinto 4%, Christians 2%Most of the Japanese (50% to 80% considering degrees of syncretism with Buddhism) pray and worship ancestors and gods at Shinto shrines or private altars, while not identifying as “Shinto” or “Shintoist” in surveys.
China secular 40%, folk religions and Taoist 30%, Buddhist 20%
S. Korea secular 45%, Christian 30%, Buddhist 25%
Netherlands secular 50%, Christian 40%, Muslim 5%
U.S. Christian 75%, secular 20%

Which came first?

Chronological order

  1. Hinduism
  2. Judaism
  3. Buddhism
  4. Toaism/Confucianism
  5. Shintoism
  6. Christianity
  7. Islam

Chronological order

  1. Abraham
  2. Moses
  3. Buddha
  4. Lao-Tse
  5. Confucius
  6. Socrates
  7. Plato
  8. Aristotle
  9. Jesus
  10. Mohammed

 

World Ethnic Groups map

Related overlapping concepts

philosophy, religion, superstition

religion
philosophy
ritual
belief
revelation
worship
ideas
reason
observation
respect

 

Stonehenge, about 2500 B.C., a few centuries before Abraham

Stonehenge, about 2500 B.C., a few centuries before Abraham

How many ethnic groups do humans identify themselves as? Note the similarity between ethnic groups and religious groups. In other words, almost everyone is born to a religion.

syncretism – the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.

World Religions

world_religions

Map of world religions

pie chart world religions

pie chart world religions

Christianity
Islam
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist
Hinduism
Chinese traditional religion
Buddhism
primal-indigenous
African Traditional & Diasporic
Judaism
Shinto
2.1 Billion
1.5 B
1.1 B
900 Million
394 M
376 M
300 M
100 M
14 M
?
Irreligions

Irreligions

Atheist, agnostic, nonreligious, irreligious, religious populations
by country or area for 2006
as percentage of total population