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