Religions in our countries
|Dharmic and Taoic
|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?
Related overlapping concepts
philosophy, religion, superstition
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.
Chinese traditional religion
African Traditional & Diasporic
Atheist, agnostic, nonreligious, irreligious, religious populations
by country or area for 2006
as percentage of total population