There are many religions in the world. Some are followed by more people than others. This list will tell you which religion is most followed in the world, and it may surprise you!
Some research even suggests that the most followed religion in the world is not Christianity or Islam. In fact, it’s not even a religion at all! The most followed religion in the world is actually “no religion”. It has been shown that about 50% of people worldwide have no religious affiliation whatsoever. But this is still a myth, So, what are the most followed religion in the world?
Christianity is the largest religion in the world with 2.2 billion followers, representing around 33% of the global population. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. It began with Jesus Christ, who was born to a Jewish family but never considered himself Jewish; he died at age 33 in Jerusalem and then rose from death three days later, according to Christian belief. After his resurrection, he appeared to his disciples for 40 days before ascending into heaven where he sits at God’s right hand as described in Paul’s letters (Ephesians 1:20-23).
Many Christians believe that salvation comes through faith alone, although some denominations do require baptism as well—additional requirements vary from denomination to denomination depending upon their interpretation of scripture and tradition.
Islam is the second most followed religion in the world. Muslims believe that there is only one God and that Muhammad was his messenger. The Quran, the holy book of Islam, contains some 1.5 billion followers of Islam, with 20% of them living in Southeast Asia and 15% living in Africa. In 2022 it is estimated that Muslims will comprise 23% of all people on earth (nearly 2 billion), with 60% of them being under age 30.
Hinduism is the oldest of the major world religions, with roots going back some 5,000 years. Hindus believe in many gods and goddesses and the idea of karma, which is the idea that what you do in this life will affect your next life.
According to a recent survey conducted by WIN-Gallup International (WGI), an international polling firm based in China:
- India has about 70% followers of Hinduism
- Indonesia has about 60% followers of Hinduism
In addition to these two countries, other countries where Hinduism dominates are Nepal (81%), Bangladesh (59%), Sri Lanka (56%) and Pakistan (45%).
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha. Buddhism teaches that enlightenment can be achieved by following the Noble Eightfold Path: right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.
Buddhism originated in India during the 5th century B.C., when Sakyamuni (Siddhartha Gautama) attained enlightenment while sitting beneath a fig tree (later called bodhi tree). Siddhartha was born into royalty but abandoned his comfortable life to seek spiritual answers and become an ascetic. After six years of extreme deprivation and meditation under a pipal tree he reached his goal of enlightenment at age 35 — hence becoming known as Shakyamuni Buddha or “the Sage of the Shakya Clan”—and began teaching others how they could achieve liberation from suffering through his Four Noble Truths: Life is full of suffering; suffering has causes; there is a way out if you follow it; finally there are paths to Enlightenment which lead all beings to nirvana.”
Christians Are the Most Followed Religion in The World.
Christians are the most followed religion in the world.
They make up about 33% of the world’s population and it is the largest religious group in many countries.
It is also one of the most influential religions as Christians have played a role in shaping many cultures and societies across history. Some notable examples include Europe and North America, where Christianity was introduced by Europeans during colonization.
Christianity is the most popular religion in the world, but it is not the only one. Islam is also very popular, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. People from all over the world follow these religions and believe in their teachings. While each religion may have different traditions and rituals depending on where they are practiced, what unites them all is their belief in God or gods