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Facts on Religion: List of Top 3

 Global Figures


Totals calculated from 2005 show that the top three larges
t religions are ranked in the following order: 

 

1) Christianity with 33% of world population;

2) Islam with 22%; and

3) Hinduism with 13%

 

 

Figures According to Nations


The top three Christian nations are:

 

1) Romania with 98%;

2) Malta with 98%; and

3) Guatemala with 97%


Out of 183 nations calculated, the U.S. ranked 75
 

The top three Muslim nations are:

 

1) Somalia with 99%;

2) Afghanistan with 99%; and

3) Tunisia with 99%

 

 

The top three Hindu nations are:

 

1) India with 73%;

2) Nepal with 67%; and

3) Mauritius with 43%
 
 

US National Figures


In the US, the top three denominations are:

1) Catholicism with approximately 62 million members;

2) the Southern Baptist Convention with approximately 20 million members; and

3) the United Methodist Church with approximately 10 million members


The top three Catholic States in the U.S. are:

1) Rhode Island with 51%;

2) Massachusetts with 48%; and

3) New Jersey with 41%

 

The top three Southern Baptist States are:

1) Mississippi with 32%;

2) Alabama with 31%; and

3) Oklahoma with 28%

 

The top three United Methodist States are:

1) Oklahoma with 8%;

2) Iowa with 8%; and

3) Mississippi with 8%
 

 

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Ministers who are members of the NACM may discuss this article here.

 

Note on the numbers.  Figures of these kinds are not easily attainable.  Many times they are calculated by the funding grants of well-intending foundations, corporations, or individuals.  For this reason some of the most recent calculations date from the years 2,000, 2,005, and 2,008.  However, it also should be noted that even the U.S. Census Bureau only reports on their total collections every 10 years.  Additionally, the numbers reported herein are all approximate. They were derived by the combination of several trustworthy sources, such as: National Council of Churches, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, CIA World Factbook, World Christian Database, U.S. Census Bureau, Association of Religion Data Archives, and Center for Religious Freedom.  There is no apparent reason to believe that they were collected or reported with biases toward any particular Christian denomination.

Global Figures 
Totals calculated from 2005 show that the top three largest religions are ranked in the following order: 1) Christianity with 33% of world population; 2) Islam with 22%; and 3) Hinduism with 13%.

Figures According to Nations 
The top Christian nations are 1) Romania with 98%; 2) Malta with 98%; and 3) Guatemala with 97%
Out of 183 nations ranked, the U.S. ranked 75.

The top three Muslim nations are 1) Somalia with 99%; 2) Afghanistan with 99%; and Tunisia with 99%. 

The top three Hindu nations are 1) India with 73%; 2) Nepal with 67%; and Mauritius with 43%.

US National Figures 
In the US, the top three denominations are 1) Catholicism with approximately 62 million members; 2) the Southern Baptist Convention with approximately 20 million members; and 3) the United Methodist Church with approximately 10 million members. 

The top three Catholic States in the U.S. are 1) Rhode Island with 51%; 2) Massachusetts with 48%; and New Jersey with 41%.
The top three Southern Baptist States are: 1) Mississippi with 32%; 2) Alabama with 31%; and Oklahoma with 28%.

The top three United Methodist States are: 1) Oklahoma with 8%; 2) Iowa with 8%; and 3) Mississippi with 8%. 


Note on the numbers.  Figures of these kinds are not easily attainable.  Many times they are calculated by the funding grants of well-intending foundations, corporations, or individuals.  For this reason some of the most recent calculations date from the years 2,000, 2,005, and 2,008.  However, it also should be noted that even the U.S. Census Bureau only reports on their total collections every 10 years.  Additionally, the numbers reported herein are all approximate. They were derived by the combination of several trustworthy sources, such as: National Council of Churches, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, CIA World Factbook, World Christian Database, U.S. Census Bureau, Association of Religion Data Archives, and Center for Religious Freedom.  There is no apparent reason to believe that they were collected or reported with biases toward any particular Christian denomination. 

ffffffGlobal Figures 
Totals calculated from 2005 show that the top three largest religions are ranked in the following order: 1) Christianity with 33% of world population; 2) Islam with 22%; and 3) Hinduism with 13%.

Figures According to Nations 
The top Christian nations are 1) Romania with 98%; 2) Malta with 98%; and 3) Guatemala with 97%
Out of 183 nations ranked, the U.S. ranked 75.

The top three Muslim nations are 1) Somalia with 99%; 2) Afghanistan with 99%; and Tunisia with 99%. 

The top three Hindu nations are 1) India with 73%; 2) Nepal with 67%; and Mauritius with 43%.

US National Figures 
In the US, the top three denominations are 1) Catholicism with approximately 62 million members; 2) the Southern Baptist Convention with approximately 20 million members; and 3) the United Methodist Church with approximately 10 million members. 

The top three Catholic States in the U.S. are 1) Rhode Island with 51%; 2) Massachusetts with 48%; and New Jersey with 41%.
The top three Southern Baptist States are: 1) Mississippi with 32%; 2) Alabama with 31%; and Oklahoma with 28%.

The top three United Methodist States are: 1) Oklahoma with 8%; 2) Iowa with 8%; and 3) Mississippi with 8%. 


Note on the numbers.  Figures of these kinds are not easily attainable.  Many times they are calculated by the funding grants of well-intending foundations, corporations, or individuals.  For this reason some of the most recent calculations date from the years 2,000, 2,005, and 2,008.  However, it also should be noted that even the U.S. Census Bureau only reports on their total collections every 10 years.  Additionally, the numbers reported herein are all approximate. They were derived by the combination of several trustworthy sources, such as: National Council of Churches, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, CIA World Factbook, World Christian Database, U.S. Census Bureau, Association of Religion Data Archives, and Center for Religious Freedom.  There is no apparent reason to believe that they were collected or reported with biases toward any particular Christian denomination. 

Global Figures 
Totals calculated from 2005 show that the top three largest religions are ranked in the following order: 1) Christianity with 33% of world population; 2) Islam with 22%; and 3) Hinduism with 13%.

Figures According to Nations 
The top Christian nations are 1) Romania with 98%; 2) Malta with 98%; and 3) Guatemala with 97%
Out of 183 nations ranked, the U.S. ranked 75.

The top three Muslim nations are 1) Somalia with 99%; 2) Afghanistan with 99%; and Tunisia with 99%. 

The top three Hindu nations are 1) India with 73%; 2) Nepal with 67%; and Mauritius with 43%.

US National Figures 
In the US, the top three denominations are 1) Catholicism with approximately 62 million members; 2) the Southern Baptist Convention with approximately 20 million members; and 3) the United Methodist Church with approximately 10 million members. 

The top three Catholic States in the U.S. are 1) Rhode Island with 51%; 2) Massachusetts with 48%; and New Jersey with 41%.
The top three Southern Baptist States are: 1) Mississippi with 32%; 2) Alabama with 31%; and Oklahoma with 28%.

The top three United Methodist States are: 1) Oklahoma with 8%; 2) Iowa with 8%; and 3) Mississippi with 8%. 


Note on the numbers.  Figures of these kinds are not easily attainable.  Many times they are calculated by the funding grants of well-intending foundations, corporations, or individuals.  For this reason some of the most recent calculations date from the years 2,000, 2,005, and 2,008.  However, it also should be noted that even the U.S. Census Bureau only reports on their total collections every 10 years.  Additionally, the numbers reported herein are all approximate. They were derived by the combination of several trustworthy sources, such as: National Council of Churches, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, CIA World Factbook, World Christian Database, U.S. Census Bureau, Association of Religion Data Archives, and Center for Religious Freedom.  There is no apparent reason to believe that they were collected or reported with biases toward any particular Christian denomination. 
Global Figures Totals calculated from 2005 show that the top three largest religions are ranked in the following order: 1) Christianity with 33% of world population; 2) Islam with 22%; and 3) Hinduism with 13%.Figures According to Nations The top Christian nations are 1) Romania with 98%; 2) Malta with 98%; and 3) Guatemala with 97%Out of 183 nations ranked, the U.S. ranked 75.The top three Muslim nations are 1) Somalia with 99%; 2) Afghanistan with 99%; and Tunisia with 99%. The top three Hindu nations are 1) India with 73%; 2) Nepal with 67%; and Mauritius with 43%.US National Figures In the US, the top three denominations are 1) Catholicism with approximately 62 million members; 2) the Southern Baptist Convention with approximately 20 million members; and 3) the United Methodist Church with approximately 10 million members. The top three Catholic States in the U.S. are 1) Rhode Island with 51%; 2) Massachusetts with 48%; and New Jersey with 41%.The top three Southern Baptist States are: 1) Mississippi with 32%; 2) Alabama with 31%; and Oklahoma with 28%.The top three United Methodist States are: 1) Oklahoma with 8%; 2) Iowa with 8%; and 3) Mississippi with 8%. Note on the numbers.  Figures of these kinds are not easily attainable.  Many times they are calculated by the funding grants of well-intending foundations, corporations, or individuals.  For this reason some of the most recent calculations date from the years 2,000, 2,005, and 2,008.  However, it also should be noted that even the U.S. Census Bureau only reports on their total collections every 10 years.  Additionally, the numbers reported herein are all approximate. They were derived by the combination of several trustworthy sources, such as: National Council of Churches, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, CIA World Factbook, World Christian Database, U.S. Census Bureau, Association of Religion Data Archives, and Center for Religious Freedom.  There is no apparent reason to believe that they were collected or reported with biases toward any particular Chri