Top Ten Organized Religions of the World, 2005

Statistics of the world's religions are only very rough approximations. Aside from Christianity, few religions, if any, attempt to keep statistical records; and even Protestants and Catholics employ
different methods of counting members.


Religion                                            Members                                        Percentage

Christianity                                    2.1 billion                                           33.0%
Islam                                                1.5 billion                                           21
Hinduism                                        900 million                                         14
Buddhism                                      376 million                                         6
Sikhism                                           23 million                                           0.36
Judaism                                          14 million                                           0.22
Bahaism                                            7 million                                           0.1
Confucianism                               6.3 million                                           0.1
Jainism                                           4.2 million                                           0.1

Jainism traditionally known as Jaina dharma, is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings and emphasises spiritual
independence and equality between all forms of life.