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What is the most widely practiced religion in the world?

And if anyone could provide a brief explanation of that religion, that would be great!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (17)
  • I believe it is Muslim based on population? I don't know much about it, though.

    Answer by Busimommi at 10:56 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • I think it is Christianity with over 2.2 billion

    Answer by pnwmom at 10:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 10:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Christians have more kids!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Christianity: 2.1 billion

    Islam: 1.5 billion

    Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion

    Hinduism: 900 million

    Chinese traditional religion: 394 million

    Buddhism: 376 million

    primal-indigenous: 300 million

    African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million

    Sikhism: 23 million

    Juche: 19 million

    Spiritism: 15 million

    Judaism: 14 million

    Baha'i: 7 million

    Jainism: 4.2 million

    Shinto: 4 million

    Cao Dai: 4 million

    Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million

    Tenrikyo: 2 million

    Neo-Paganism: 1 million

    Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand

    Rastafarianism: 600 thousand

    Scientology: 500 thousand

    Answer by IhartU at 11:02 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • I agree with pmwmom. It is Christianity.

    This is a monotheistic religion, that worships Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, who died on the cross to pay the price for sins. Christians believe that if you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will be forgiven of your sins and you can have a relationship with God and live with Him forever in heaven.

    Those are the basics. You wanted me to describe the religion right?

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 11:06 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Wow, there's more of Us than I thought!

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:20 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • 1.1 BILLION Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist... that's quite a lot. I'm not as alone as I thought I was!

    Answer by IhartU at 11:28 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Christianity (roughly 2,200,000,000), then Islam (roughly 1,350,000,000).

    Then Hindu (roughly 888,000,000) and non-religious (787,000,000)

    at least, according to the baker pocket guide to world religions by gerald r. mcdermott (published 2008)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:31 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • There are SERIOUSLY 500k Scientologists in this world?

    Oh my sweet Jesus Christ Superstar, the world is at an end!

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:56 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

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