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  Majority Religion (2015)1: Not Religious (incl. Atheist) (35.5%)

Religious Adherents, (2015)1

Eastern Asia World
Buddhist (all denominations combined) 19.3% 6.6%
 
  • Mahayana Buddhist
  • 18.4% 4.3%
     
  • Vajrayana Buddhist
  • 0.7% 0.2%
     
  • Other and Unknown Buddhist
  • 0.2% 0.5%
    Chinese Folk Religionist 18.7% 4.3%
    Christian (all denominations combined) 7.8% 29.9%
     
  • Protestant
  • 2.3% 5.6%
     
  • Catholic
  • 1.3% 15%
     
  • Pentecostal
  • 0.6% 2.8%
     
  • Other and Unknown Christian
  • 3.6% 2.3%
    Ethnoreligionist 3.7% 2.5%
    Shintoist 2.2% 0.5%
    Muslim (all denominations combined) 1.5% 22.8%
     
  • Sunni Muslim
  • 1.5% 19%
     
  • Other and Unknown Muslim
  • 0.0% 0.3%
    Taoist 1.0% 0.2%
    Buddhist Syncretic 0.2% ---
    Confucianist 0.1% ---
    Neoreligionist 0.1% 0.1%
    Other Religionist 0.0% 0.2%
    Not Religious (incl. Atheist) 35.6% 12%
    Unknown 9.7% 4.8%


    Sources

    1.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports the estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. The RCS was created to fulfill the unmet need for a dataset on the religious dimensions of countries of the world, with the state-year as the unit of observation. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivision within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson the principal investigator of the World Christian Database and the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database.

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