Religion in India Fast Facts
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- Hindu 80.5%
- Muslim 13.4%
- Christian 2.3%
- Sikh 1.9%
- Other 1.8%
- Unspecified 0.1%
Summary of Religion in India
India’s constitution declares that Indian citizens have religious freedom.
India has a profound religious heritage due in part to it being the home to four major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism.
As opposed to some countries in Asia, the majority of Indians claim and practice a religion today, and most identify with Hinduism. Approximately 80% of India’s 1 billion people are Hindus.
Islam is the next largest religion. India has the third most Muslims of any country in the world.
Christianity and Sikhism each comprise less than 5% of the Indian population.
And despite India being their birthplace, adherents to Buddhism and Jainism are statistically less than 1 of the population.
Links for Religion in India
- Hinduism Beliefs
- Hinduism deities
- Hinduism Fast Facts
- Hinduism Holidays
- Islam Beliefs
- Islam Fast Facts
- All religions comparison chart
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