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Religion, sometimes used interchangeably with "belief system" or "faith", is commonly defined as the beliefs concerning the divine, sacred and/or supernatural; and the institutions, moral codes, practices, rituals and values associated with those beliefs.

Global demographicsEdit

These figures show the number of self-professed followers of each religion, and are by necessity approximate.

  1. Christianity: 2.1 billion
  2. Islam: 1.3 billion
  3. Hinduism: 1.1 billion
  4. Buddhism: 400 million
  5. Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
  6. Primal-Indigenous: 300 million
  7. African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
  8. Sikhism: 23 million
  9. Juche: 19 million
  10. Spiritism: 15 million
  11. Judaism: 14 million
  12. Bahá'í: 7 million
  13. Jainism: 4.2 million
  14. Shinto: 4 million
  15. Cao Dai: 4 million
  16. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
  17. Sant Mat / Surat Shabd Yoga: 2 million
  18. Tenrikyo: 2 million
  19. Neo-Paganism: 1 million
  20. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
  21. Rastafari movement: 600 thousand
  22. Scientology: 50 thousand

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