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Percentage of total world polpulation following Buddhism and other religions.

Percentage of total world polpulation following Buddhism and other religions
Christianity – 33%
Islam – 18%
Hinduism – 16%
Non – Relogious – 16%
Buddhism – 6%
Chinese traditional – 4%
Indegenous- 4%
Others – 3%


Number of People following Buddhism and other Religions in the world

Number of People following Buddhism and other Religions in the world
Christianity – 2 billion
Islam – 1.3 billion
Hinduism – 900 million
Non – Relogious – 850 million
Buddhism – 360 million
Chinese traditional – 225 million
Indegenous- 190 million
Others – A little above 100 million


Top Ten Countries With Highest Percentage of Buddhist Population

Top Ten Countries With Highest Percentage of Buddhist Population
Thailand - 95.00%
Cambodia – 90%
Myanmar – 88%
Bhutan – 75%
Sri Lanka – 70%
Tibet – 65%
Laos – 60%
Vietnam- 55%
Japan – 50%
Macau – 45%
Taiwan – 43%


Top Ten Countries With Highest Number of Buddhists

Top Ten Countries With Highest Number of Buddhists
China - 102 000 000
Japan - 8 965 000
Thailand - 55 480 000
Vietnam - 49 690 000
Myanmar - 41 610 000
Sri Lanka - 12 540 000
South Korea - 10 920 000
Taiwan - 9 150 000
Cambodia - 9 130 000
India - 7 000 000


Major Branches of Buddhism

Major Branches of Buddhism
Mahayana - 56% - 185,000,000
Theravada - 38% - 124,000,000
Vajrayana (Tibetan) - 6% - 20,000,000

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