Most Buddhist Nations (2010)
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Nations (population 200,000+) with the highest percentages of Buddhists according to the World Christian Database (2010).

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RankingNationAdherentsPercent
1Thailand 60,298,120 87.2
2Cambodia 12,006,977 84.9
3Bhutan 610,047 84.0
4Burma (Myanmar) 35,822,812 74.7
5Sri Lanka 14,377,936 68.9
6Japan 71,307,250 56.4
7Mongolia 1,492,517 54.2
8Laos 3,235,789 52.2
9Vietnam 43,211,978 49.2
10Taiwan 6,145,107 26.5
11Korea, (South) Republic of 11,953,711 24.8
12Macau 93,869 17.3
13China 206,909,282 15.4
14Hong Kong 1,074,110 15.2
15Singapore 753,062 14.8
16Nepal 3,440,972 11.5
17Brunei 38,554 9.7
18Malaysia 1,502,215 5.3
19New Zealand 95,248 2.2
20Australia 467,009 2.1
21Lebanon 87,511 2.1
22United Arab Emirates 149,447 2.0
23Qatar 33,417 1.9
24Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 369,307 1.5
25Canada 498,631 1.5
26United States (General) 3,955,046 1.3
27Netherlands 201,154 1.2
28Indonesia 1,943,778 0.8
29Oman 21,564 0.8
30France 476,476 0.8
30Panama 26,890 0.8
31India 8,771,912 0.7
31Norway 35,002 0.7
32Maldives 2,041 0.7
33New Caledonia 1,568 0.6
34Bangladesh 921,469 0.6
35Suriname 3,107 0.6
36Cyprus 6,432 0.6
37Portugal 59,890 0.6
38Belize 1,527 0.5
39Kyrgyzstan 24,810 0.5
40Sweden 39,030 0.4
41Israel 28,932 0.4
42Denmark 20,993 0.4
42Russia 540,477 0.4
43Saudi Arabia 89,591 0.3
44Libya 20,209 0.3
44Solomon Islands 1,705 0.3
44South Africa 159,220 0.3
44Switzerland 24,817 0.3
44United Kingdom 196,647 0.3
45Trinidad and Tobago 4,177 0.3
46Brazil 496,643 0.3
46Mauritius 3,222 0.3
47Belgium 25,623 0.2
47Guyana 1,811 0.2
48Paraguay 14,811 0.2
49Bahrain 2,757 0.2
49Peru 65,413 0.2
50Vanuatu 471 0.2
51Reunion 1,570 0.2
51Timor-Leste 2,136 0.2
52Iceland 553 0.2
53Papua New Guinea 11,233 0.2
54Uzbekistan 39,400 0.1
55Austria 10,764 0.1
56Venezuela 35,413 0.1
57Czech Republic 11,110 0.1
57Ecuador 15,209 0.1
57Kazakhstan 18,430 0.1
57Nicaragua 6,656 0.1
57Philippines 106,892 0.1
58Germany 84,689 0.1
59Finland 4,989 0.1
59French Polynesia 255 0.1
59Guinea 8,983 0.1
60Bolivia 7,383 0.1
61Botswana 1,120 0.1
61Chile 10,849 0.1
61Honduras 4,287 0.1
61Pakistan 106,989 0.1
61Tajikistan 4,446 0.1
62Argentina 21,631 0.1
62Cote d'Ivoire 9,869 0.1
62Cuba 6,116 0.1
62Estonia 708 0.1
62Greece 5,339 0.1
62Turkey 35,416 0.1
63Barbados 109 0.0
63Hungary 4,258 0.0
63Martinique 162 0.0
63Ukraine 18,467 0.0
64Costa Rica 1,222 0.0
64Spain 14,399 0.0
64Zambia 3,927 0.0
65Afghanistan 6,282 0.0
65Dominican Republic 1,787 0.0
65Guatemala 2,504 0.0
65Ireland 782 0.0
65Lithuania 665 0.0
65Madagascar 5,178 0.0
65Mexico 26,314 0.0
65Tanzania 10,157 0.0
66Algeria 5,320 0.0
66Angola 1,632 0.0
66Armenia 309 0.0
66Belarus 1,151 0.0
66Chad 1,684 0.0
66Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3,734 0.0
66El Salvador 595 0.0
66Italy 8,840 0.0
66Jamaica 329 0.0
66Latvia 113 0.0
66Mozambique 2,035 0.0
66Nigeria 8,458 0.0
66Poland 1,990 0.0
66Puerto Rico 487 0.0
66Senegal 1,679 0.0
66Turkmenistan 712 0.0
66Uganda 2,005 0.0
67Albania 0 0.0
67Azerbaijan 0 0.0
67Bahamas, The 0 0.0
67Benin 0 0.0
67Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0.0
67Bulgaria 0 0.0
67Burkina Faso 0 0.0
67Burundi 0 0.0
67Cameroon 353 0.0
67Cape Verde 0 0.0
67Central African Republic 0 0.0
67Colombia 1,845 0.0
67Comoros 0 0.0
67Congo, Republic of the 174 0.0
67Croatia 0 0.0
67Djibouti 0 0.0
67Egypt 791 0.0
67Equatorial Guinea 0 0.0
67Eritrea 0 0.0
67Ethiopia 1,327 0.0
67Fiji 0 0.0
67French Guiana 0 0.0
67Gabon 0 0.0
67Gambia, The 0 0.0
67Georgia 0 0.0
67Ghana 488 0.0
67Guadeloupe 0 0.0
67Guinea-Bissau 0 0.0
67Haiti 0 0.0
67Iran 444 0.0
67Iraq 285 0.0
67Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 0 0.0
67Jordan 0 0.0
67Kenya 1,276 0.0
67Kosovo 0 0.0
67Kuwait 0 0.0
67Lesotho 0 0.0
67Liberia 0 0.0
67Luxembourg 0 0.0
67Macedonia 0 0.0
67Malawi 0 0.0
67Mali 0 0.0
67Malta 0 0.0
67Mauritania 0 0.0
67Mayotte 0 0.0
67Moldova 0 0.0
67Montenegro 0 0.0
67Morocco 0 0.0
67Namibia 0 0.0
67Niger 0 0.0
67Romania 473 0.0
67Rwanda 0 0.0
67Serbia 0 0.0
67Sierra Leone 0 0.0
67Slovakia 0 0.0
67Slovenia 0 0.0
67Somalia 0 0.0
67Sudan 982 0.0
67Swaziland 0 0.0
67Syria 0 0.0
67Togo 0 0.0
67Tunisia 79 0.0
67Uruguay 65 0.0
67Western Sahara 0 0.0
67Yemen 131 0.0
67Zimbabwe 189 0.0


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