World and National Religion Statistics
there are roughly 2.2 billion Christians
(about one-third of the world population).
There are also about 1.6 billion Moslems, 1.1
billion agnostic/atheist adherents, 1 billion
Hindus, 500 million Buddhists, and 14 million
the 2.2 billion Christians, approximately 1.1
billion are Roman Catholics. In addition,
there are 286 million Charismatics, 267
million Evangelicals, 264 million Orthodox,
and 261 million Pentecostal Christians.
Another 22 million belong to other groups,
such as Christian Scientists, Mormons, and
the 264 million Orthodox faithful comprise
one, single Church, they are the
second-largest unified Christian group
worldwide, after the Roman Catholic Church.
the United States, however, Orthodox
Christians are one of the smallest faith
groups, comprising only approximately 0.5% of
the population. In comparison, Protestants are
about 46.5%, Roman Catholics are 20.8%, Jews
are 1.9%, Buddhists are 0.9%, and Muslims and
Hindus are both 0.7%.
broad statistics are only part of the story. A
more-detailed comparison with other individual
Christian denominations in the US provides an
interesting perspective on the relative
representation of Orthodox Christianity in
here to see a tabular comparison
of relative religion populations in the
here to view the Pew Research
Forum, 2014 Religious
Landscape Study, conducted June
4-September 30, 2014.