Share of global population affiliated with major religious groups 2010

This statistic represents share of major religious groups as the percentage of global population in 2010. In 2010, around 31.5 percent of the global population were identify as Christian.

Share of global population affiliated with major religious groups in 2010, by religion

Percentage of global population
Christians31.5%
Muslims23.2%
Unaffiliated16.3%
Hindus15%
Buddhists7.1%
Folk religionists*5.9%
Other religions**0.8%
Jews0.2%
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Source

Release date

April 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

*Includes followers of African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and Australian aboriginal religions.

**Includes Baha'is, Jains, Sikhs, Shintoists, Taoists, folloers of Tenrikyo, Wiccans, Zoroastrians and many other faiths.

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