Main religions of the world

Religie świata, dominująca religia w poszczególnych państwach (wikipedia.pl) main religions of the world


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To talk about world religions, you first need to think about what religion is or what common denominator religions in the world have. There are monotheistic beliefs as well as polytheistic and animistic beliefs. Probably the best description is that someone believes in something, has some sacrum.
After all, even atheists believe in the non-existence of God, right?

Division of religions of the world

There are several divisions of religion due to:

  • number of followers and their time of life
    • living religions
    • extinct religions e.g. ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Slavs
  • manner of creation
    • natural religions resulting from environmental conditions, e.g. animistic religions
    • founded religions, where the creator or perpetrator of the cult was a single person, e.g. Buddhism
  • range
    • tribal religions
    • national religions (created by combining tribal religions)
    • world religions
  • object of worship
    • polytheistic religions, or faith in many gods
      • pantheistic religions, i.e. many gods make up the pantheon
    • monotheistic religions, i.e. faith in one god
    • Deistic religions, or belief in one god, but at the same time it is the man who is a smith of his own fortune
    • animistic religions, i.e. faith in spirits and souls contained in all elements of the surrounding world

The most important religions of the world

The table presents the number of followers of individual religions (groups) in millions of people. Data for 2011.

 

Religion world North America South and Australia and Oceania
Christianity
2298
588,5
275,0
552,2
498,9
354,8
28,7
Islam
1560
40,9
5,6
1,6
426,9
1084,8
0,6
Hinduism
959
1,0
1,9
0,8
3,0
952,7
0,5
Buddhism
467
1,8
4,5
0,8
0,3
459,6
0,6
Chinese folk religions
468
0,4
0,8
0,2
0,2
466,8
0,1
ethnic religions
269
1,2
1,2
3,9
107,9
154,7
0,4
new religious movements
63
0,4
1,7
1,8
0,1
59,1
0,1
Sikhism
24
0,5
0,6
0,0
0,1
23,0
0,1
Judaism
15
1,9
5,6
1,0
0,1
6,2
0,1

As you can see, Christianity is in the lead on all continents except . It is most frequently represented in and North America. Islam and ethnic religions are mainly concentrated in and Asia, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism in Asia. The greatest number of followers of Judaism is in Asia and North America.

Religie świata w 2011 roku, udział procentowy (rocznik statystyczny GUS 2015) World religions in 2011, percentage share
World religions in 2011, percentage share

It is worth remembering that each religion has its own currents, internal divisions and sections.

Christians are divided into Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox and Anglicans.

Liczba wyznawców odłamów chrześcijańskich w 2011 roku, w mln osób (rocznik statystyczny GUS 2015) Number of followers of Christian factions in 2011, in millions
Number of followers of Christian factions in 2011, in millions

The most Catholics are in Latin America and Europe, Protestants in Africa and Asia. The Orthodox are leading in Europe, and Anglicans in Europe and Africa.
In other words, we have all branches in Europe and Africa, although Orthodox and Catholics predominate, and in Africa Protestants and Catholics. Asia is mainly Catholic and Protestant, America is Catholic and Protestant.

Muslims are mainly divided into Sunnis, Shiites and the Kharidid faction.

Territorial division of religions in the world

Christianity covers most of Europe, Russia, the Americas, Australia and the southern half of Africa. The countries that are slightly breaking out in these areas are: Cuba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Macedonia.

Religie świata, dominująca religia w poszczególnych państwach (wikipedia.pl) World religions, dominant religion in individual countries (wikipedia.pl)
World religions, the dominant religion in individual countries (wikipedia.pl)

Religie świata (wikipedia.pl) legenda

Islam is northern Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia and Brunei, except Israel, where Judaism has the majority. Hinduism dominates in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

In China, as is the case with languages, there are clusters of many religions and factions, so it is generally accepted that they are Chinese religions.

Buddhists can be found on the Indochina Peninsula and Sri Lanka.

Interesting facts

  • In a 2002 census, half a million Australians were in favour of the Jedi religion.
  • Jerusalem is a holy city for Christianity, Islam and Judaism, although each has a different reason. Jews believe that here Abraham tried to make a sacrifice of Isaac, for Christians, it is the place of Jesus' death, and for Muslims here Muhammad ascended to heaven.
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