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Top Eight World Religions

The table below lists the largest religious groups by percentage of global population as of 2010.

Religion Percent world population
Christians 31.5%
Muslims 23.2
Religiously Unaffiliated 16.3
Hindus 15.0
Buddhists 7.1
Folk Religionists 5.9
Other Religions 0.8
Jews 0.2
NOTE: The category Folk Religionists includes followers of African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and Australian aboriginal religions. The category Other Religions includes Bahai's, Jains, Sikhs, Shintoists, Taoists, followers of Tenrikyo, Wiccans, Zoroastrians and many other faiths.
Source: Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, Global Religious Landscape, December 2012.

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