Most Buddhist Nations (2005)
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Nations (population 200,000+) with the most Buddhists according to the World Christian Database (2005).

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RankingNationAdherentsPercent
1Thailand 59,067,517 86.7
2Cambodia 12,850,073 85.4
3Bhutan 594,971 84.0
4Burma (Myanmar) 37,638,916 74.5
5Sri Lanka 13,875,725 68.0
6Japan 71,274,773 56.1
7Laos 3,243,598 50.4
8Vietnam 43,792,880 49.2
9Taiwan 6,236,627 26.5
10Mongolia 654,573 24.2
11Macau 94,619 17.3
12Hong Kong 1,076,518 15.2
13Korea, (South) Republic of 7,329,801 15.1
14Singapore 680,465 14.1
15China 180,205,619 13.5
16Nepal 3,143,496 10.5
17Brunei 39,335 9.7
18Malaysia 1,476,455 5.3
19New Zealand 93,828 2.2
20Australia 451,146 2.1
21Lebanon 88,078 2.1
22United Arab Emirates 93,647 2.0
23Qatar 28,652 1.9
24Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 363,919 1.5
25Canada 496,775 1.5
26United States (General) 4,047,598 1.3
27Netherlands 201,639 1.2
28Indonesia 1,884,186 0.8
29Oman 22,514 0.8
30France 475,335 0.8
30Panama 26,822 0.8
31Norway 34,800 0.7
32India 8,157,630 0.7
33Maldives 2,028 0.7
34Bangladesh 1,018,968 0.6
34New Caledonia 1,587 0.6
35Suriname 3,103 0.6
36Cyprus 5,129 0.6
37Portugal 60,099 0.6
38Belize 1,534 0.5
39Kyrgyzstan 25,547 0.5
40Sweden 38,669 0.4
41Denmark 20,734 0.4
41Israel 27,974 0.4
41Russia 530,680 0.4
42Saudi Arabia 85,667 0.3
43Libya 20,816 0.3
43Solomon Islands 1,698 0.3
43South Africa 160,335 0.3
43Switzerland 24,593 0.3
43United Kingdom 196,647 0.3
44Trinidad and Tobago 4,185 0.3
45Brazil 497,857 0.3
45Mauritius 3,217 0.3
46Belgium 25,590 0.2
46Guyana 1,826 0.2
47Paraguay 14,824 0.2
48Peru 66,357 0.2
49Vanuatu 483 0.2
50Bahrain 1,533 0.2
50Reunion 1,553 0.2
50Timor-Leste 2,225 0.2
51Iceland 569 0.2
52Papua New Guinea 11,282 0.2
53Uzbekistan 39,901 0.1
54Austria 10,755 0.1
55Kazakhstan 18,116 0.1
55Venezuela 35,492 0.1
56Czech Republic 11,023 0.1
56Ecuador 14,484 0.1
56Nicaragua 6,695 0.1
56Philippines 107,300 0.1
57Germany 84,437 0.1
58Finland 4,972 0.1
58French Polynesia 256 0.1
58Guinea 9,292 0.1
59Bolivia 7,459 0.1
60Botswana 1,104 0.1
60Chile 10,862 0.1
60Honduras 4,295 0.1
60Pakistan 113,867 0.1
60Tajikistan 4,573 0.1
61Argentina 21,767 0.1
61Cote d'Ivoire 10,786 0.1
61Cuba 6,087 0.1
61Estonia 707 0.1
61Greece 5,256 0.1
61Turkey 36,853 0.1
62Barbados 103 0.0
62Hungary 4,254 0.0
62Martinique 162 0.0
62Ukraine 18,435 0.0
63Costa Rica 1,218 0.0
63Spain 14,162 0.0
63Zambia 3,977 0.0
64Afghanistan 5,823 0.0
64Armenia 564 0.0
64Chad 1,726 0.0
64Dominican Republic 1,840 0.0
64Guatemala 2,502 0.0
64Lithuania 651 0.0
64Madagascar 5,036 0.0
64Mexico 25,670 0.0
64Tanzania 10,202 0.0
65Algeria 5,313 0.0
65Angola 1,624 0.0
65Belarus 1,151 0.0
65Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3,840 0.0
65El Salvador 595 0.0
65Ireland 574 0.0
65Italy 8,774 0.0
65Jamaica 328 0.0
65Latvia 112 0.0
65Mozambique 2,036 0.0
65Nigeria 8,449 0.0
65Poland 1,978 0.0
65Puerto Rico 520 0.0
65Senegal 1,736 0.0
65Turkmenistan 731 0.0
65Uganda 2,028 0.0
66Albania 0 0.0
66Azerbaijan 0 0.0
66Bahamas, The 0 0.0
66Benin 0 0.0
66Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0.0
66Bulgaria 0 0.0
66Burkina Faso 0 0.0
66Burundi 0 0.0
66Cameroon 359 0.0
66Cape Verde 0 0.0
66Central African Republic 0 0.0
66Colombia 1,846 0.0
66Comoros 0 0.0
66Congo, Republic of the 162 0.0
66Croatia 0 0.0
66Djibouti 0 0.0
66Egypt 824 0.0
66Equatorial Guinea 0 0.0
66Eritrea 0 0.0
66Ethiopia 0 0.0
66Fiji 0 0.0
66French Guiana 0 0.0
66Gabon 0 0.0
66Gambia, The 0 0.0
66Georgia 0 0.0
66Ghana 487 0.0
66Guadeloupe 0 0.0
66Guinea-Bissau 0 0.0
66Haiti 0 0.0
66Iran 450 0.0
66Iraq 283 0.0
66Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 0 0.0
66Jordan 0 0.0
66Kenya 1,287 0.0
66Kosovo 0 0.0
66Kuwait 0 0.0
66Lesotho 0 0.0
66Liberia 0 0.0
66Luxembourg 0 0.0
66Macedonia 0 0.0
66Malawi 0 0.0
66Mali 0 0.0
66Malta 0 0.0
66Mauritania 0 0.0
66Moldova 0 0.0
66Montenegro 0 0.0
66Morocco 0 0.0
66Namibia 0 0.0
66Niger 0 0.0
66Romania 466 0.0
66Rwanda 0 0.0
66Serbia 0 0.0
66Sierra Leone 0 0.0
66Slovakia 0 0.0
66Slovenia 0 0.0
66Somalia 0 0.0
66Sudan 1,296 0.0
66Swaziland 0 0.0
66Syria 0 0.0
66Togo 0 0.0
66Tunisia 78 0.0
66Uruguay 65 0.0
66Western Sahara 0 0.0
66Yemen 132 0.0
66Zimbabwe 190 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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