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World of religions

100- 100- 100- NORTH AMERICA EUROPE 835 ASIA 75,9 80 - 80 – 80 – Religion in North America spans the period of 60 - Native American dwelling, European settlement, and the present day. Its various faiths have been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law. Religion in Europe history, and its various 60 - faiths have been a major influence on European art, culture, philosophy and law. The majority religion in Europe is Christianity. Many coun- Asia is the world's most populous and largest continent, with millions of different peoples following a wide variety of different religions. Asia was the birthplace of most of the world's mainstream religions including Hinduism, 60- 40 – tries in the Southeast, however, have Muslim 40 – 25,3 40 - Religion within this continent is dominated by Christianity. Irreligiosity is highest in Canada and the US. Minority religions include Islam and Juda- ism. Voodoo is also practised around the back 22,4 92 18,5 219 majorities. Other religions including Hinduism, 20 - Buddhism and Judaism exist but in much Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, 20 - Taoism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as 91 20 – 44 89 19 04 0,3 21 02 02 0,3 smaller numbers. many other beliefs, islands of North and South America. CHRISTIANS % B PORILTON Roman Catholics 50,2 Protestants 20,5 Orthodox 11,3 Anglicans 3,6 other Christians 14,4 MUSLIMS % LION CHRISTIANTIY Sunnites 82,7 Shi'ites 16,2 other schools 1,1 ISLAM HINDUISM HINDUS % /o NDU POPLITON 12% Vaishnavites 70,3 Shaivites 25.9 neo-Hindus and reform Hindus 3,8 BUDOHISM 60% JUDAISM BUDDHISTS % ES PIRILITON 5% NO RELIGION Mahayana 56,4 Theravada (Hinayana) 37,2 Tantrayana (Lamaism) 6,4 WITHOUT RELIGION % krion wH ELIGON Atheists 20,7 non-religious 79,3 RELIGION COUNTS IN % FOR EACH CONTINENT % OF TOTAL POPULATION 14% OTHER MAJOR RELIGION GROUPS % RkruTON Chinese folk religionists 4,5 New-Religionists 2,1 Ethnic religionists 1,9 Sikhs 0,3 Spiritists 0,2 Baha'is 0,1 Confucians 0,1 Jains 0,1 Shintoists 0,1 Any count lower than 0,5% is considered to be 0. Note that the pies of Asia and Oceania are out of proportions. 8% 1% - SOUTH AMERICA 929 100- 478 50 - 100- OCEANIA 412 83,5 AFRICA 80 - The overwhelming majority of the people on the continent today are Roman Catholics. Christianity was brought there by the con- 40 - 80 - 30 - Religion in Africa is multifaceted, Most Africans adhere to either Christianity or Islam. Islam and Christianity contest which 20 - is larger, but many people that are adher- In Australia, nearly two thirds of the popula- tion claim adherence to a Christian-based religion, but nearly one third do not identify with any religion. The remaining population is a diverse group that includes fast-growing Islamic and Buddhist communities. Countries 60 quistadores during the first part of the 16th 60 - century. During the colonial period most of 40 - the native peoples of the continent-with 40 - certain exceptions-were converted to this 20 - faith. The former native inhabitants wor- shipped many different gods and cults depending on the location and tribe. ents of both religions also practice African traditional religions, with traditions of folk 10 12.1 20 - like Fiji or Papua - New Guinea are strongly 0,3 02 01 02 39 religion or syncretism practised alongside an adherent's Christianity or Islam. 02 0,4 1,3 10 0,7 0,3 Christian also. Whereas almost 90% of the population of Indonesia are Muslims. RELIGION 100 - 80 - A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life through reference to a higher power, God or gods, or ultimate truth. It may be expressed through prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things. It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality (the cosmos and human nature) which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience. The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. "Religion" is sometimes used interchangeably with "faith" or "belief system," but it is more socially defined than personal convictions, and it entails specific behaviors, respectively. The development of religion has taken many forms in various cultures. It considers psychological and social roots, along with origins and historical development. 60 - 33,7 100% 40 - 192 13,6 5,7 18,5 WORLD 20 0,3 WORLD OF RELIGIONS This poster presents the division of religions within the world's population. It depicts five world's most widespread and populous religions - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, including the part of population that claims not to belong to any religion at all. Shown data reflect the situation in late 1995. Data retrieved from, additional information and symbols retrieved from Wikipedia.

World of religions

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There are numerous religions all around the world. This poster shows the worldwide distribution of the five major religions, including atheism, within different continents. It is always relative to th...




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