List of countries by Zoroastrian population

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The total number of currently practicing adherents of Zoroastrianism is unknown. A 2004 estimate gives a range of 124,000 to 190,000,[1][2] roughly half of them in India (the Parsi and Irani groups).

The figures below are based on ethnographic research on the number of Parsis and other Zoroastrian ethnoreligious communities.

Country Population[2][3] Percent Population
India India 69,000[4] 0.006
United States United States 45,000 <0.5
Iran Iran 25,000 0.03
Afghanistan Afghanistan 10,000[citation needed] 0.031
Canada Canada 5,000 0.014
Pakistan Pakistan 5,000[citation needed] 0.003
Singapore Singapore 4,500 0.087
United Kingdom United Kingdom 4,100 [5] 0.007
Australia Australia 2,700 0.012
Persian Gulf Countries 2,200 0.005
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2,000 0.022
New Zealand New Zealand 2,000 0.045
Germany Germany 300 [6] <0.001
World c. 138,000 19 ppm

In 2012 the FEZANA Journal, a quarterly publication of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), had published a demographic picture of Zorastrians around the world and a comparison with a similar study done in 2004.

The study is available on FEZANA's website for download.

Because of the religion's strong ties to Kurdish culture, there has been a recent rebirth of Zoroastrianism. It's been estimated that as many as 100,000 people in Iraqi Kurdistan have converted to Zoroastrianism in 2015.[7]

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  1. ^ According to a survey in 2004 by the Zoroastrian Associations of North America, the number of Zoroastrians worldwide was estimated at between 124,000 and 190,000. The number is imprecise because of wildly diverging counts in Iran.
  2. ^ a b Goodstein, Laurie (September 6, 2006). "Zoroastrians Keep the Faith, and Keep Dwindling". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  3. ^ Zoroastrianism Demographics
  4. ^ India's 2001 Census reported 69,601 Parsi Zoroastrians.
  5. ^ 4,105 according to http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/datablog/interactive/2012/dec/11/census-religion
  6. ^ 300 "Zarathustrier" according to a survey by REMID in 2003 http://remid.de/info_zahlen/verschiedene/
  7. ^ "Zoroastrian faith returns to Kurdistan in response to ISIS viole". Rudaw. Retrieved 18 September 2015.