which religion is widely spread in the world?

@sharay (2776)
India
May 1, 2008 11:28pm CST
My aunt says christians are found in majority in the world, but i feel majority are muslims around the world, am i right?
6 responses
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
2 May 08
Short, sweet, and to the point answer: You're wrong. The world is about 1/3 Christian, and 1/5 Muslim: Sources http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/xx.html
@sharay (2776)
• India
3 May 08
the site was helpful, thank u
• Hyderabad, India
2 May 08
I dont know whether i am right or wrong but Buddhists are present more in this world. Also these days many people are getting converted to christanity with missionaries spreading the gospel. Muslims i believe occupy second place the first being buddhists.
@sharay (2776)
• India
2 May 08
Buddhist i dont think are comparitively larger in number than christians or muslims...i am sure it must be either christianity or Islam
@qdietz (244)
• United States
2 May 08
The majority of people are definitly muslim, then comes christianity. The thing is many countries containing A LOT of people are muslim, which really brings that number up. On the other hand if we look at the places were the religions are practiced (in majority), we would probably see a bigger part of the map took up by christianity, not sure
@sharay (2776)
• India
2 May 08
thanks for the info
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
2 May 08
Last I saw the number of christians worldwide WAS declining but only slightly. Islam is the one of the world's major religions though, yes, it's right up there with christianity. Paganism is creeping up on both of them as a growing religion worldwide, last I looked also though.
@sharay (2776)
• India
2 May 08
thanks for information
5 May 08
No Christibity is still the largest, but islam is the fastest growing
• Indonesia
4 May 08
i think christians is the majority in the world, and muslims is the second. but the number is nothing to do with the quality. the huge number of followers (christians and muslims) doesn't always represent the the two religions are better than other religions in term of philosophy, the quality of the followers etc.