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World Population by Religion (2005)

Islam
Links: Pages on Islam
God(s)Atheist / Monotheist / Polytheist / Other
AdherentMuslim
AdherentsMuslims
TextsQur'an and Hadiths
AfterlifeHeaven or hell
Founding
HeritageJudaism
Area of OriginSaudi Arabia
FounderBy Muhammad in 610CE
Numbers in the UK (Census results)
20011.547 million20112.7 million
Muslims Worldwide (Pew & WM)
World: 20.1%. Morocco (99%), Iran (99%), Mauritania (99%), Yemen (99%), Western Sahara (99%), Iraq (99%), Afghanistan (99%), Tunisia (99%), Somalia (99%), Mayotte (98.6%) 1
Christianity
Links: Pages on Christianity
God(s)Atheist / Monotheist / Polytheist / Other
AdherentChristian
AdherentsChristians
TextsThe Bible
AfterlifeHeaven or hell
Founding
HeritageJudaism and paganism; see Types of Christianity in History: Who Were the First Christians?
Area of OriginRoman Empire
FounderMultiple Hebrew and Greek sources. St Paul. 1st-3rd centuryCE
Numbers in the UK (Census results)
2001 42.08 million2011 33.2 million
Christians Worldwide (Pew & WM)
World: 33.2%. Tokelau (99%), Papua New Guinea (99%), Timor-Leste (East Timor) (99%), Romania (99%), Vatican City (99%), Tonga (98.9%), Armenia (98.5%), American Samoa (98.3%), Faroe Islands (98%), Zambia (97.6%) 1
Judaism
Links: Pages on Judaism
God(s)Atheist / Monotheist / Polytheist / Other
AdherentJew
AdherentsJews
TextsTanakh and Talmud
AfterlifeYes
Founding
HeritagePrehistoric
Area of OriginBabylon (mostly - now Iraq) and Israel
FounderCombination of prehistoric practices which became organized in Babylon
Numbers in the UK (Census results)
2001259 9272011263 000
Jews Worldwide (Pew & WM)
World: 0.225%. Israel (75.6%), Gibraltar (2.1%), USA (1.8%), Monaco (1.7%), Belize (1%), Canada (1%), Cayman Islands (0.8%), Moldova (0.6%), Bahrain (0.6%), France (0.5%), Australia (0.5%), Argentina (0.5%), UK (0.5%) 1

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Pew Forum. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
(2012) The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010. Published 2012 Dec 18, accessed online 2013 May 01.

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  1. Pew (2012).^

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