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Religions of the World

Christianity:

  • Date founded: 30 AD
  • Sacred texts: The Bible
  • Membership: 2.30 Million
  • Percentage of world: 32%
  • Status:  Dropping

Islam:

  • Date founded: 622 AD
  • Sacred texts: Qura’an and Hadith
  • Membership: 1.570 Million
  • Percentage of world: 22%
  • Status: Growing

Hinduism:

  • Date founded: 1500 BC with truly ancient roots
  • Sacred texts: Bhagwad Gita, Ramyana, Upanishads and Rig Veda
  • Membership: 950 Million
  • Percentage of world: 13%
  • Status: Stable

No religion:

  • Sacred texts: None
  • Membership: 775 Million
  • Percentage of world: 12%
  • Status:  Dropping

Chinese Folk religion:

  • Date founded: 270 BC
  • Sacred texts: None
  • Membership: 350 Million
  • Percentage of world: 6%
  • Status:  Stable

Budhism:

  • Date founded: 523 BC
  • Sacred texts:The Tripitaka and Sutras
  • Membership: 350 Million
  • Percentage of world: 6%
  • Status: Stable

 

Tribal religions, Shamanism, Animism:

  • Date founded: Prehistory
  • Sacred texts: Oral Tradition
  • Membership: 232 Million
  • Percentage of world: 4%

 

Atheists:

  • Date founded: No date
  • Sacred texts: None
  • Membership: 150 Million
  • Percentage of world: 2%

 

Sikhism:

  • Date founded: 1500 AD
  • Sacred texts: Guru Granth Sahib
  • Membership: 23.8 Million
  • Percentage of world: <1%

 

Judaism:

  • Date founded: 1300 BC
  • Sacred texts: Torah, Tanach and Talmud
  • Membership: 14.5 Million
  • Percentage of world: <1%

 

Bahali Faith:

  • Date founded: 1863 AD
  • Sacred texts: Alkitab alaqdas
  • Membership: 7.4 Million
  • Percentage of world: <1%

 

Confucianism:

  • Date founded: 520 BC
  • Sacred texts: Lun Yu, The Analects
  • Membership: 6.3 Million
  • Percent: <1%

 

Jainism:

  • Date founded: 570 BC
  • Sacred texts: Sidhanta, Pakrit
  • Membership: 4.3 Million
  • Percent: <1%

 

Zoroastrianism:

  • Date founded: 600 – 6000BC
  • Sacred texts: Avesta
  • Membership: 2.7 Million
  • Percent: <1%

 

Shinto:

  • Date founded: 500 AD
  • Sacred texts: Kojiki, Nohon Shoki
  • Membership: 2.7 Million
  • Percent: <1%

 

Taoism:

  • Date founded: 550 BC
  • Sacred texts: Tao-te-Ching
  • Membership: 2.7 Million
  • Percent: <1%
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