Religion and religiosity in India

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Statista dossier about the religious composition and its impact on various socio-political topics in India

This dossier presents graphs and tables about the religious diversity of Indians according to the composition of the population, along with offering views and opinions from young adults regarding socio-political issues in the country such as beef consumption, terrorism and caste reservations as a result of their religiosity.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview - religious affiliation
    • Share of global population affiliated with major religious groups 2010

    • Countries with the largest Hindu population in 2010

    • Countries with the largest Muslim population in 2010

    • Countries with the largest Christian population in 2010

    • Religious Diversity in Asia-Pacific region in 2010, by religion

    • Population distribution in India by religion 2001-2011

  • 2. Demographics and religion
    • Estimate for population growth in India 2010-2050 by religion

    • Share of registered births in India by religion 2014

    • Hindus as a share of population in India 1951-2011

    • Muslims as a share of population in India 1951-2011

    • Highest wealth index share in Indian households by religion 2014

    • Share of household heads in India by religion 2014

  • 3. Role of religion among the Indian youth
    • Frequency of going to places of worship among young Indians 2019

    • Opinion on Indian women wearing jeans in college among the youth 2019 by city type

    • Opinion on sex before marriage among young Indians 2019 by gender

    • Opinion on inter-religious/inter-caste marriage among young Indians 2019 by city type

    • Relationship preference with partners among young Indians 2019 by type

    • Opinion on same-sex love among young Indians 2019

  • 4. Impact of religion on communal matters
    • Number of cow related hate crimes reported in India 2010-2018

    • Incidents of hate crimes in India by victim identity 2018

    • Share of hate crimes in India by pretext as of March 2019

    • Perceived and actual share of Muslim population in India 2018

    • Opinion on rising intolerance among young Indians 2019

    • Opinion on most harmful group of people among youth India 2019

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