Buddhists in the World
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|Other Asian countries||15.00%||231,628,366|
|Total Buddhists in Asia||1,199,132,665|
|Canada & N. Am. islands||1.10%||418,747|
|Total Buddhists in N. America||7,077,048|
|Other European countries||0.15%||796,881|
|Total Buddhists in Europe||3,323,386|
|Total Buddhists in Latin America and S. Am.||0.15%||989,763|
|Total Buddhists in Australia & Oceania||2.70%||1,122,413|
|Total Buddhists in Africa||0.02%||274,696|
|Total Buddhists in the world||1,211,919,971|
Approximately 1.2 billion Buddhists in the world.
Last updated: June 2021
- Theravada Buddhists in the World
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- Misconceptions about Buddhism
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
- U.S. State Dept. report Approx. 8% to 40% for China. (the report lists 8% but then states that there are "hundreds of millions" of Chinese who practice various religions together, which includes Buddhism).
- BBC News, 2007 Approx. 16% to 23% for China.
- ChinaDaily.com, 2007 Approx. 16% to 21% for China.
- Seanetwork.org article by Dr. A. Smith, 2004 Approx. 50% to 80% for China.
- Global Center for the Study of Contemporary China Approx. 23% to 98% for China (the report lists 23% but states that as many as 98% follow more than one religion, which includes Buddhism).
- Buddhist Channel article, July 7, 2009 Buddhism thrives in China
- Gach, Alpha Books, 2001 Approx. 91% for China.
- The Pluralism Project at Harvard University; Statistics article: 2% to 4% for U.S.
- deseretnews.com Utah State Univ. 3/17/2007 article: 80% of Buddhists in the U.S. of Asian descent, 20% or more convert Buddhists or from non-Asian descent
- daophatngaynay.com 2010 article Mass conversion of dalits in India (untouchables converting to Buddhism)
- Newsweek magazine, March 2008 India now 3.25% Buddhist