Published On: Sun, Oct 16th, 2016

Top 10 Most Popular Religions in the World 2017

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There are more 7 billion people in the world in which every person have different thoughts, thinking therefore there are many religions exist in this world so people choose different religions, some of peoples have faith on God but some of people have no faith on God.

When we thinking about word religion then some thoughts came in our mind like gesticulate of thoughts like beliefs, vision about the whole world in humanity, system of the followed religion culture and religion comes in our mind, it is interesting to know that, according to different survey and Guinness Book of the World Records, Islam is most fast growing religion of the world because of large number of conversion towards Islam every year.

So here we have list of top 10 most popular religions in the world 2016.

10: Judaism

Judaism is one the oldest religion of world which was started about 3500 years ago in Canaan which is now called Israel, near East and Egypt, according to estimate this religion has 14.5 million followers throughout the world, according to Jews, Judaism is also mentioned in Holy Book Bible. Abraham, who began the ancestry, and Moses, who liberated the imprisoned Jewish tribes from Egypt are mainly the founders of this religion, so this is ancient religion and Torah is foundational text book of this religion with supplemented old oral text include Talmud and Midrash, so this is oldest monotheistic religion of the world.

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9: Sikhism

Sikhism is another most popular religion of the world which was originated from Punjab region of South Asia about 500 years ago during 15th century, the elementary beliefs of Sikhism, expressed in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, this is called as the youngest religion of the world. Guru Nanak is considered as the founder of this religion which is now buried in Nankana Sahib, a district in Pakistan, according to estimate there are estimated 25 to 28 million followers exists in this world of this religion, in which about 90 million Sikhs are in Punjab in India so they are following teaching of Guru Nanak and ten successive Gurus.

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8: Anglicanism

This religion Anglicanism comprises the Church of England and churches which are traditionally tied to it or grasp similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures, Desmond Tutu which is Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican primate emeritus, meets people after combination leaders of other religions along with a immense number of people from civil society in a demonstration known as Procession of Witness in validation of Public Protector’s role so they have basic faith on the Christianity and their Holy Book Bible and also follows the teachings as well as writings of Church father, so this religion have about 85.4 million followers around the world.

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7: Atheism

Atheism in true meaning is a belief of those people that have no belief, in the broadest intelligence, the absence of belief in the continuation of deities but in other words, less generally, atheism is the denunciation of belief that any deities exist, according to reports this religion is growing every year. This religion may be started from America but according to reports in 2015 more than 61 % of Atheist are form China so this is also youngest religion of the world because it was recognized in 16th century in France, therefore till today this religion has about 150 million followers throughout the world.

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6: Buddhism

Buddhism is another historical religion of the world because it was reported to start about 2500 years ago in India, so they follow the basic teachings of Buddha, it spread all around in Asia but after some years it declined most in India due to arrival of Islam, extended branch of this religion mainly Theravada and Mahayana. According to reports about 7 percent of total population of the world consist of this religion because this religion has 500 million followers, after India it has large followers in Burma, Japan, China and Sri Lanka, it was initiated with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama which is called as Buddha.

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5: Agnosticism

Agnosticism is the sight that the truth values of convinced claims particularly metaphysical and religious claims, such as whether God, the divine, or the supernatural exist, are unknown and conceivably unknowable, according to people this is mainly called as the religion of philosophers. The followers of this always in search of God and think that Whether God exists or not, Agnosticism is a doctrine or set of tenets relatively than a religion as such, roots of this religion are far behind about 5th century BC, so there are 639 million followers exist in the whole world.

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4: Hinduism

Hinduism is also one of the oldest religions of the world as according to history of this religion there is no beginning therefore they have no single follower, Hinduism exist mostly in Nepal and mainly in India, major scriptures of this religion are Vedas, the Agamas, The Gita and many more. So there are four main denominations of this religion including Saktism, Vaishnavism, Saivism and Smartism, according to estimate about 1 billion followers of this religion exist around the world which are mainly in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan Europe, Bangladesh, Nepal Malaysia and many other ports of the world, 15 percent of the total population of world is Hindu.

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3: Catholicism

Catholicism is also one of the most popular and biggest religions of the world so its broadest sense submit to the beliefs and practices as well as teachings of Christian denominations that describe themselves as Catholic as in common it reflects the traditions of liturgy, ethics, Catholic theology, spirituality and Doctrine. So in these senses this religion is refers to a variety of Christian churches and their beliefs and practices, therefore there are large number of followers of this religion in the whole world which are estimated 1.2 billion so this religion has also much oldest history.

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2: Christianity

Christianity is largest religion of the world as this is Abrahamic monotheistic religion which is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ; it has more than 2.4 billion followers in the universe which are called as Christians, according to their religion, they believe that Jesus is the Son of God as well as the Savior of whole humanity. So they have Holy Book called as Bible, despite of this, Christianity is the oldest religion of the world, this is followed in many countries of the world but mostly exist in Europe, North America and Oceania and quickly spread in India, Syria, Europe, Ethiopia and in Asia , so due to this Hinduism is declining quickly.

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1: Islam

Islam is another biggest religion of the world as according to Guinness Book of the world records Islam is fastest growing of world, so it was started about 1500 years ago so Muslims follow the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH which is called as Sunnah and Holy Book called as Quran Pak so about 23 percent of the total population of the world consist of Islam which is about 1.7 billion. Muslims believe that God is one and Muhammad SAWW is the last Prophet of Allah, Muslims are mostly Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, 20 percent in Middle East, Europe, Russia, America and China, Despite of this it has must small communities in every country of the world.

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Top 10 Most Popular Religions in the World 2016
Rank Name
1 Islam
2 Christianity
3 Catholicism
4 Hinduism
5 Agnosticism
6 Buddhism
7 Atheism
8 Anglicanism
9 Sikhism
10 Judaism
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