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Religious & Belief Populations of the World

This page highlights statistical tables for the World, Africa, Europe, and North America.
[Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States (1994), which also contains
statistics for Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and Oceania]


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Religious & Belief Populations of the World
(1994 World Population: 5,661,525,000)

 

Religion/Belief System

Total Population

Percentage of Population

Atheism

239,111,000

4.2

Baha'i 2

5,838,000

0.1

Buddhism 2

338,621,000

6.0

Chinese Folk 2

149,336,000

2.6

Christianity 2

1,901,148,000

33.6

Confuciansim 2

6,334,000

0.1

Hinduism 2

764,000,000

13.5

Islam 1

1,033,453,000

18.3

Jainism 2

3,987,000

0.1

Judaism 1

13,451,000

0.2

Native/Tribal

99,150,000

1.8

New Religions

128,975,000

2.3

Nonreligious

923,104,000

16.3

Others 2
(Taoism, Zoroastrianism, etc.)

20,419,000

0.4

Shamanism

11,010,000

0.2

Shinto 2

3,387,000

0.1

Sikh

20,204,000

0.4

NOTES:

Source: Religious Populations of the World, Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (1994):
URL http://www.medaccess.com/census95/95s1360.htm

Judaism (0.2% world) and Islam (18.3% world) reject bodily mutilations but claim religious genital mutilation of males. The Muslim Qur'an proper does not mandate male or female circumcision. In the world context, cultural and religious sensitivity to minority traditions practicing genital mutilation suppresses any actions to protect the genital integrity of the majority of the world's male minors. Ordering human rights corrective action against non-therapeutic circumcisers of male children is conclusively a humanitarian intervention for the reproductive integrity and sexual health of these minorities and the 81.5% world majority.

2 Circumcision is a direct violation of these traditions' beliefs and practices, e.g. Christianity (33.6% world) rejects circumcision as a meaningless sign of faith.

 

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Religious & Belief Populations of Africa
(1994 African Population: 722,814,000)

 

Religion/Belief System

Total Population

Percentage of Population

Atheism

344,000

.00047

Baha'i 2

1,631,000

.00225

Buddhism 2

23,000

.000031

Chinese Folk 2

14,000

.000019

Christianity 2

351,682,000

.4865  (48.6%)

Confuciansim 2

1,000

.0000013

Hinduism 2

1,608,000

.00222

Islam 1

293,993,000

.4067 (40.6%)

Jainism 2

57,000

.000078

Judaism 1

128,000

.00017  (<1%)

Native/Tribal

69,872,000

.0966 (9.6%)

New Religions

23,000

.000031

Nonreligious

2,936,000

.00406

Others 2
(Taoism, Zoroastrianism, etc.)

472,000

.00065

Shamanism

1,000

.0000013

Shinto 2

0

0.0

Sikh

29,000

.00004

NOTES:

Source: Religious Populations of the World, Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (1994):
URL http://www.medaccess.com/census95/95s1360.htm

Judaism (less than 1% Africa) and Islam (40% Africa) reject bodily mutilations but claim religious genital mutilation of males. The Muslim Qur'an proper does not mandate male or female circumcision. Cultural and religious sensitivity to minority traditions practicing genital mutilation suppresses any actions to protect the genital integrity of the majority of male minors. Ordering human rights corrective action against non-therapeutic circumcisers of male children is conclusively a humanitarian intervention for the reproductive integrity and sexual health of all Africans.

2 Circumcision is a direct violation of these traditions' beliefs and practices, e.g. Christianity (48% Africa) rejects circumcision as a meaningless sign of faith.

 

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Religious & Belief Populations of Europe
(1994 European Population: 514,655,000)

 

Religion/Belief System

Total Population

Percentage of Population

Atheism

16,362,000

.00317

Baha'i 2

93,000

.00018

Buddhism 2

279,000

.00054

Chinese Folk 2

61,000

.00011

Christianity 2

422,159,000

.8202  (82.2%)

Confuciansim 2

2,000

.0000038

Hinduism 2

725,000

.0014

Islam 1

13,194,000

.0256  (2.5%)

Jainism 2

15,000

.000029

Judaism 1

1,761,000

.0034  (<1%)

Native/Tribal

1,000

.0000019

New Religions

51,000

.000099

Nonreligious

58,199,000

.1130  (11%)

Others 2
(Taoism, Zoroastrianism, etc.)

1,513,000

.0029

Shamanism

2,000

.0000038

Shinto 2

1,000

.0000019

Sikh

237,000

.00046

NOTES:

Source: Religious Populations of the World, Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (1994):
URL http://www.medaccess.com/census95/95s1360.htm

Judaism (less than 1% Europe) and Islam (2.5% Europe) reject bodily mutilations but claim religious genital mutilation of males. The Muslim Qur'an proper does not mandate male or female circumcision. Of all Europeans, only this 3.5% minority holds to religious circumcision histories. Cultural and religious sensitivity to minority traditions practicing genital mutilation suppresses any actions to protect the genital integrity of the majority of male minors. Ordering human rights corrective action against non-therapeutic circumcisers of male children is conclusively a humanitarian intervention for the reproductive integrity and sexual health of these minorities and the 96.5% European majority.

2 Circumcision is a direct violation of these traditions' beliefs and practices, e.g. Christianity (82% Europe) rejects circumcision as a meaningless sign of faith.

 

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Religious & Belief Populations of North America
(1994 North American Population: 288,788,000)

 

Religion/Belief System

Total Population

Percentage of Population

Atheism

1,367,000

.0047

Baha'i 2

379,000

.0013

Buddhism 2

578,000

.0020

Chinese Folk 2

126,000

.0004

Christianity 2

247,293,000

.8563  (85.6%)

Confuciansim 2

26,000

.00009

Hinduism 2

1,315,000

.0045

Islam 1

5,500,000

.0190  (1.9%)

Jainism 2

4,000

.00001

Judaism 1

5,907,000

.0204  (2%)

Native/Tribal

42,000

.00014

New Religions

1,473,000

.0051

Nonreligious

22,910,000

.0793  (7.9%)

Others 2
(Taoism, Zoroastrianism, etc.)

1,503,000

.0052

Shamanism

1,000

.0000346

Shinto 2

1,000

.0000346

Sikh

363,000

.0012

NOTES:

Source: Religious Populations of the World, Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (1994):
URL http://www.medaccess.com/census95/95s1360.htm

Judaism (2% N. America) and Islam (1.9% N. America) reject bodily mutilations but claim religious genital mutilation of males. The Muslim Qur'an proper does not mandate male or female circumcision. Of all North Americans, only this 3.9% minority holds to religious circumcision histories. Cultural and religious sensitivity to minority traditions practicing genital mutilation suppresses any actions to protect the genital integrity of the majority of male minors. Ordering human rights corrective action against non-therapeutic circumcisers of male children is conclusively a humanitarian intervention for the reproductive integrity and sexual health of these minorities and the   96.1% North American majority.

2 Circumcision is a direct violation of these traditions' beliefs and practices, e.g. Christianity (85.6% N. America) rejects circumcision as a meaningless sign of faith.

 

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