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Which religion is believed by most of the people in the world?

  1. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 4 years ago

    Which religion is believed by most of the people in the world?

    What's the reason for majority of the people to believe in that religion?

  2. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    Christian. I saw it written in the world of encyclopedia book. awesome, isn't it?

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      sure, and for details just read it:  http://sunilkunnoth2012.hubpages.com/hu … ensus-2010

  3. SidKemp profile image95
    SidKempposted 4 years ago

    No one religion holds the majority of the world's people.

    The largest religion is Christianity, at 33%; next Muslim at 21%; Hindus at 13%; Buddhists at 6%; non-religious at 14%, and other at 12%. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_religions)

    As for the reason why, some would say, of course, that God has a hand in it. I won't speak to that. I'll look at social and political factors.

    The two largest religions, Christianity and Islam, proselytize and seek to convert, and in the recent historical past, have violently coerced people to convert. The largest, Christianity, is the dominant religion of many recent imperial powers, including Britain and Spain. Both spread Christianity worldwide.

    In contrast, Hinduism is large because it is the indigenous religion of a very large subcontinent, India. Buddhism is large because it spread peacefully throughout India, China, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Tibet. The non-religious group is large due to both modern secularism and the communist (officially non-religious) People's Republic of China.

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Islam is a one-way street religion where, once you embrace it, you cannot withdraw. So I wonder how accurate that 21% figure is. For all we know, there are many unbelievers within that 21%.

  4. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    Most people feel religion makes them who they are and believe in what they feel comfortable with.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Christianity is the largest religion in the world with the belief at 33%, Islam is second with 20%.

  6. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 4 years ago

    Being born into a religion does not make you religious. I could be a born Christian, because my parents were of the religion, but I may not go to church or practice the religion. That's why it is difficult to predict which religion has the most Active Believers smile

  7. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    I have done a hub on this topic. Just read and you will get a sharp picture of the religious strength of each sect.  Please read it:  http://sunilkunnoth2012.hubpages.com/hu … ensus-2010