Tue

12

Feb

2013

Religous Population Data

Current religious population data could be useful in assessing influence and balance in text lists. I just found PEW religious population data for 2010 (published in Dec-2011 and Dec-2012):

 

http://www.pewforum.org/global-religious-landscape.aspx

 

  CWANA E Asia Europe Lat Am N Am S Asia SEAO SS Africa Grand Total
Sum of Christian          24,170,000          87,480,000        555,220,000        531,280,000        266,640,000          35,830,000        153,340,000        519,140,000    2,173,100,000
Sum of Muslim        525,520,000          25,220,000          43,250,000                790,000            3,480,000        480,860,000        240,150,000        279,090,000    1,598,360,000
Sum of Hindu            1,720,000                  80,000            1,270,000                610,000            2,260,000    1,017,760,000            7,560,000            1,600,000    1,032,860,000
Sum of Buddhist                570,000        308,860,000            1,290,000                340,000            3,850,000          28,060,000        144,240,000                110,000        487,320,000
Sum of Other Religious            6,350,000        331,840,000            3,160,000          11,350,000            9,260,000          35,140,000          49,570,000          29,630,000        476,300,000
Sum of Unaffiliated            3,800,000        820,470,000        134,790,000          45,310,000          59,040,000            1,050,000          34,930,000          26,890,000    1,126,280,000
Total        562,370,000    1,573,980,000        739,270,000        590,050,000        344,520,000    1,598,760,000        629,980,000        856,840,000    6,895,770,000

 

http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/Global-Christianity-worlds-christian-population.aspx

  CWANA E Asia Europe Lat Am N Am S Asia SEAO SS Africa Grand Total
Sum of Catholic            5,350,000          15,220,000        261,590,000        432,350,000          87,600,000          12,870,000        102,460,000        177,030,000    1,094,470,000
Sum of Protestant            1,950,000          69,610,000        100,590,000          94,210,000        169,240,000          21,290,000          47,440,000        296,200,000        800,530,000
Sum of Orthodox          17,230,000                  40,000        197,130,000                250,000            2,340,000            2,370,000                740,000          40,170,000        260,270,000
Sum of Other Christian                150,000                870,000            3,040,000            6,770,000          11,120,000                  50,000            1,430,000            4,680,000          28,110,000

 

Data in the table are my analysis mostly in the form of regional definition. Most of this should be straight forward, except for North Africa I excludes Sudan and West Sahara. I classify Afghanistan as Central Asia. SEAO means Southeast Asia and Oceania. Regarding this regional classification, the more I look at this the more I think it might make sense to group North and south America together.

 

The table does not really show up right in the blog. Oh well ...

 

P.S. I was looking at this the weekend right before the Pope announced his resignation.

 

 

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