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Major World Religions (Denominations),
Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number
Born Again; in Christ's Congregation
Seeking  Bible  upd:6/2/11
 
Major World Religions (aka Denominations), Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number Born Again, Number in Christ's Congregation.  For similar data compilations, concepts, and "based on" data, check the links below:
 
  8 Belief Categories  
World Religions  (this page) Tribulation Souls How Can We Know the Way ?
World Christian Denominations Christ's Congregation How many will be in Heaven ?
USA Christian Denominations Born Again Christians The Christian's Sword (overcomes)
Seek, and Ye Shall Find Righteousness How to Overcome, and Endure
 
How was this table calculated?  See notes at the end of this table.
Rank by
Size
Major Religions of the World # of Million
Adherents
Percent
of Total
# in 40 Belief
Category #
1 + 8 Christianity (2 lines below combined) 2,100 30.9% 12.4  
1 "Christianity" (not Born Again,
don't Overcome, etc.)
1,930 28.4% 11.4 2, 3, 4
8 Christ's Congregation of
Born Again Christians
who Overcome
170 2.5% 1.0 6, 7, 8
2 Islam (Muslims) 1,500 22.1% 8.8 1
3 Secular / Nonreligious /
Agnostic / Atheist
1,100 16.2% 6.5 1
4 Hinduism 900 13.3% 5.3 1
5 Chinese traditional religion
(Confucianism, Taoism)
394 5.8% 2.3 1
Rank by
Size
Major Religions of the World # of Million
Adherents
Percent
of Total
# in 40 Belief
Category #
6 Buddhism 376 5.5% 2.2 1
7 primal-indigenous 300 4.4% 1.8 1
9 African Traditional & Diasporic 100 1.5% 0.59 1
10 Sikhism 23 0.34% 0.14 1
11 Juche 19 0.28% 0.11 1
12 Spiritism (Spiritualism) 15 0.22% 0.088 1
13 Judaism (Jews) 14 0.21% 0.082 5
14 Baha'i (Bahaism) 7 0.10% 0.041 1
15 Jainism 4.2 0.062% 0.025 1
16 Shinto (Shintoism) 4 0.059% 0.024 1
Rank by
Size
Major Religions of the World # of Million
Adherents
Percent
of Total
# in 40 Belief
Category #
17 Cao Dai 4 0.059% 0.024 1
18 Zoroastrianism 2.6 0.038% 0.015 1
19 Tenrikyo 2 0.029% 0.012 1
20 Neo-Paganism 1 0.015% 0.0059 1
21 Unitarian-Universalism 0.8 0.012% 0.0047 1
22 Rastafarianism 0.6 0.009% 0.0035 1
23 Scientology 0.5 0.007% 0.0029 1
  others 2 0.029% 0.01 1
above Adherents Totals (above) 6,870 101.18% 40.47  
 actual World Population Total = 6,790 100% 40  
Rank by
Size
Major Religions of the World # of Million
Adherents
Percent
of Total
# in 40 Belief
Category #
 
Notes relating to how the table above was calculated:

     # of Million Adherents:
          The data was adapted from: http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html
          The "World Population Total" of 6,790 (6,789.7), closely matches a Fall'2009 value from:
               http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
          The value of 170, used for "Christ's Congregation of Born Again Christians who Overcome",
               has been set to 2.5% of the "World Population Total"  (170 = 6,789.7 x .025 = 169.743),
               based on values established in "How many will be in Heaven ?"

          Similarly, in a typical group of 100 Christians (80 Born Again + 20 not = 100),
               how many would you expect to Overcome ?
                    (Multiplying 80 by our 0.311349 factor (see BA-CC) = 25 = 1 quarter (1/4) of the 100 Christians.)
               For a vivid example of this, read "The Christian's Sword defeats (overcomes) Lucifer and his Army"
                    to see what it takes to Overcome !!!
               (This typical group exactly matches the "other Protestant" line in Table 5 below (80.0% Born Again),
                         but this typical group of 100 could be any mix of Christians from various denominations.)

                                  TABLE 5

                      DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON
                            BEING BORN-AGAIN
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                                    % Born Again (a)
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Church of God / Holiness              93.8   (32)
Pentecostal / Assem. of God           88.9   (45)
Other Protestant                      80.0   (30)
Other Baptist                         73.9   (46)
Other Fundamentalist                  69.2   (13)
Christian                             65.4   (52)
Seventh Day Adventist                 63.6   (11)
Southern Baptist                      62.3  (260)
Baptist                               58.3  (247)
Mormon                                56.7   (30)
Non-denominational                    56.3   (32)
Church of Christ                      49.1   (53)
Nazarene, Free Methodist              44.4   (18)
Other religions                       42.1   (19)
No preference                         36.5   (74)
Protestant, general                   29.2   (48)
Congregational                        25.0   (25)
Jehovah's Witness                     23.1   (13)
Reform                                23.1   (13)
Presbyterian                          22.0  (109)
United Church of Christ               21.1   (19)
Episcopalian                          16.7   (72)
Lutheran (not Missouri Synod)         14.9  (161)
Catholic                              13.6  (668)
Methodist                             13.0  (285)
Jewish                                 7.1   (42)
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(a) Of whose who said religion was important, % saying they have been born
   again, from combined 1980 and 1984 SRC American National Election Studies.

 
          Therefore, the 2,100 of line 1, less the 170 (169.743) of line 3,
               equals the 1,930 (1,930.257) of line 2 in the table above.
 Values in this table are only approximate estimates, and some may be slightly on the high side.
 So that correct estimates will have correct percentages, percentages are calculated using the
               actual World Population Total = 100%.

     Percent of Total:
          These values are calculated by dividing the "# of Million Adherents" values,
               by the "World Population Total" of  6,790 (6,789.7).

     # in 40:
     (For each line, how many people, in a typical group of 40 people worldwide, will be on this line)
          These values are calculated by multiplying the "Percent of Total" values by 40.
               Example: 2.5% x 40 = 1.0