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


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The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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