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Figures for Russia incorrect, should be 11.7%, not 6%. Sockerkorn (talk) 20:51, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Color coding for % of Muslims[edit]

I find the current color code scheme: red background for high percentage, yellow for low, white for none, to be possibly construed as alarmist, regarding Muslim populations as a threat, as if having a high percentage of Muslims is somehow dangerous or negative. I suggest changing it to a green scheme, by exchanging the "Red" and "Green" RGB values, i.e. color #XXYYZZ --> #YYXXZZ. A little experimentation showed me that it looks nice and readable after the change, still, before I actually make the change, I'd like to see if there are any objections, and to ask if the color codes are generated by a script, and where and how the change should be implemented. (I was thinking of running a regular expression on the text of the table itself) Cederal (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:03, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

 Done, using %s/#\(..\)\(..\)/#\2\1/g Cederal (talk) 11:40, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Be sure you check the changes after you do that, your template affected valid anchor links, like 'Country Name#Religion'. It does look nicer though. StasMalyga (talk) 13:11, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

That's like saying it's a good thing. I think it should be changed back to red. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:25, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Anonymous passer-by: I noticed that too. Can't you guys use a neutral color? Like blue? Red looks like a threat, green looks like it is a good thing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:08, 4 November 2014 (UTC)


I am not a regular contributor, but I think this article is quite inaccurate. I just checked my own country (Ireland) and there is no mention of it in the second colmun source, number 21; "Muslims in Europe; Country Guide". I am removing the number from the table, as well as referencing number 20; "How many Muslims live in Austria?", which is the wrong country.

Moreover, having skimmed the Pew report, it gives estimates of the population per country. This is not made clear in the main article. I suggest that you rename the second column to "suggested ... population", or some such.

August 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:48, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Other Inaccuracies[edit]

I am not a regular contributor either, but I was using this article as a source for an infographic. Not wanting to spend a great deal of time on it, I decided to just take a leap of faith that the numbers listed were accurate, but when I noticed that the percentage of Muslims (with respect to world Muslim population) was 1.8% for Ethiopia and 1.7% for Uzbekistan, I began to wonder because population listed for Ethiopia is 25,000,000 and 26,833,000 for Uzbekistan. At that point, I discovered a number of discrepancies. Not knowing whether or not there may be a good reason for this, I did not make any edits, but listed below are the discrepancies I found. Please keep in mind that I did not check the entire list; I only checked the figures for 2010.

Country | Pew Report | Wikipedia

Andorra | 1.1% | <.1%

Angola | 195,000 | 90,000

Argentina | 1,000,000 | 784,000

Armenia | 1,000 | <1,000

Bangladesh | 90.4% | 89.5%

Brazil | 204,000 | 35,000

Channel Islands | <1,000 | Not Included

Ethiopia | 28,721,000 | 25,000,000

(Republic of) Macedonia | 34.9% | 33.3%

Serbia | 280,000 | 228,000

Uganda | 4,060,000 | 3,700,000

Vatican City | <1,000 | 0

Vietnam | 160,000 | 63,146

Zambia | 59,000 | 15,000

Zimbabwe | 109,000 | 50,000

On top of that, I made another rather strange discovery. The figure for total number of Muslims, worldwide, is listed on the Wikipedia page, but not the Pew page. That isn't the strange part. I decided to tally the Pew numbers up, rounding the 55 countries with a listing of <1,000 up to 1,000. I was actually expecting the number to be larger than the one listed on the Wikipedia page, but it wasn't. If MS Excel calculated correctly, the total number is 1,610,470,000. Then, I did the same thing, replacing Pew numbers for those found on the Wikipedia page (for those countries where a discrepancy was found). This affected 10 countries. As you can see from the list above, in each instance, the number was significantly smaller. The total, after doing this, was 1,605,646,146.

Are these discrepancies intentional or inadvertent?

Emerald Evergreen 03:05, 9 October 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lisa Beck (talkcontribs)

Israel and sources for lists[edit]

I know that this subject might step on some toes, but I think it would be useful to separate Israel from the Palestinian territories on the population list. I'm not trying to make a political statement, but I am interested to know how many Muslims in 'actual' Israeli territory are Muslim versus how many in the Palestinian territories. Again, I'm not trying to suggest that they aren't the same country or anything, but I think other websites, such as the CIA Worldbook, makes a similar distinction for demographic and such issues. (Maybe Israel could have three entries, one for Israel, One for the P.T. and one as a whole, but this might be overkill).

I also had a question of sources for the figures. Do all the numbers for all the countries come from the same source? Are there multiple sources that cover various countries? As it stands, there are no listed sources for the figures presented and the table doesn't list a date any of the figures record. With the amount of immigration occurring around the world, sources even ten years old could prove grossly inaccurate.

I will look up some of the figures for population and see if I can't track down some sources. I'll also post a message on the relevant project pages since this seems to be the first comment on this talk. Peter Napkin Dance Party (talk) 06:37, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

While I am not sure which exact part you are asking about, if you are inquiring about the source for the List section of the article, the first sentence of the section states:
Specifically, the information is directly sourced and cited to the Pew Research Center's October 2009 report Mapping the Global Muslim Population. Other reliable, third-party, published sources -such as Statistics Norway and the CIA World Factbook- are listed, where applicable, in the final two columns of the table.
Also, the archive for this talk page may be accessed via the "Archive: 1" link up top, or you may use the search box to search the archive. — Kralizec! (talk) 17:53, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I went ahead and added the Palestinian territories, as well as a couple of smaller nations and dependencies (Aruba, Isle of Man, Malta, etc.) that appear on the Pew report and CIA Factbook, but were not already on our list. — Kralizec! (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


How could we get the appropriate figure of the muslims populace globally ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:41, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

That figure is in the second sentence of the article: "according to a 2009 demographic study, Islam has 1.57 billion adherents, making up 23% of the world population" as per the Pew Research Center. — Kralizec! (talk) 13:25, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Please see this list by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj (also provides updated figures): —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:57, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


The article stated that Islam is the world's largest religion, that is inaccurate. It is the world's second largest religion(Christianity has about 700,000,000 more followers). I corrected this. Kuragin (talk) 13:00, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Good catch! It looks like an anonymous editor made the change [1] about four hours prior to your fix. — Kralizec! (talk) 17:54, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

The third column in the chart does not seem to be correct. For example, it says Muslims are 0.1 percent of Belize's population, numbering 1400. If it were one percent (1.0), it would imply Belize's population as 140,000. For 0.1, it implies Belize's population as 1,400,000. In fact, Belize has about 333,200, so 1400 Muslims would represent 0.42 percent, not 0.10 percent. I suggest, if the software allows, to align the table so that it uses a calculator for the third column, with the country's population figure cross referenced to the article on a country. GBC (talk) 21:21, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

The third paragraph in the intro says parenthetically that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation but the table says India is. I think Indonesia is correct but I don't know for sure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattmeskill (talkcontribs) 01:36, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Chart Won't Sort Properly[edit]

The column titled "Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2009 Pew Report" does not sort properly. Mattmeskill (talk) 20:21, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Islam in Italy[edit]

In Italy there are 1,293,000 million Muslim in the 2009!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Can you source this to a reliable, published source? — Kralizec! (talk) 03:05, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

OK! Islam in ITALIA, is italian language! Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Please!! control, is true the MUSLIM IN ITALY are 1,317,000! my name is Federico, vivo in Italia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
the MUSLIM in ITALY are 1,300,000 in the 2010!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:46, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
non cancelli!! i musulmani in italia sono 1,354,901! mentre quelli in francia sono 6,000,000. La prego di controllare meglio! grazie, e arrivederci. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:19, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes, we understand that you feel there are more Muslims in Italy than are listed in this article. Can you source your claim to a reliable, published source? Please note that as per WP:SELF, other Wikipedia articles cannot be used as sources. — Kralizec! (talk) 01:54, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Broken Link #2[edit]

I found the working link to the broken link for reference #2 on the "Article" page, but I do not know how to change it. Here is the link: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:46, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


In the list, Palestine appears to have a Muslim population of 98%. However, the Gaza Strip appears to have a Muslim population of over 99%, and the West Bank only 75%. The average of 98% could only be accurate if the Gaza population was many times the total population of the West Bank, which is not the case. Of course, the low number on the West Bank can be partly attributed to the Jewish settler population (17%), but even if we count them as Israelis, there is still 8% of non-Muslim Palestinians left, mostly Christians and Samaritans. The total number would depend on how we would count the settlers, but it would in any case be lower than 98%. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Simonlobach (talkcontribs) 16:29, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

they also put the muslim from israel in this line (talk) 05:13, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Mistake needs to be corrected[edit]

The number for Vanuatu is incorrect. Although it might be hard for you to find population data on a small island in the south pacific. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:25, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

islam italy[edit]

The are 1,583,000 muslim live in italy, for 2011!! there are not 800,000 muslim in italy! please don' t cancel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:58, 13 April 2011 (UTC)


Kashmir is not shown as part of India on the map. Please fix it, or the image will be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indra1sen (talkcontribs) 19:15, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

There is a clear consensus that the image is useful. I'm not sure how Kashmir is shown on other maps, but if you believe it is wrong on this map, try to fix it yourself then replace the image when you're done. Wiqi(55) 20:41, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
If you do not know how to factually show correct international boundaries, you should not undo legit edits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Indra1sen (talkcontribs) 21:06, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

dont like how people want to represent islam here[edit]

they choose picture of mosques from non islamic countries on purpose to show some kind of dominance. look at christianity you dont see chruches in arabic countries in their articles, though they are many christians in arabic countries like egypt or syria but no pictures of it why?? cuz its not usual in these countries, articles picture should show some usual examples and no propaganda or xenophobia.--Alibaba445 (talk) 23:47, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

I would disagree. Showing pictures of mosques in non-Islamic countries informs the biased reader that Islam is not confined to a small amount of Arabic countries. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 08:13, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Doesn't the list itself do a far better job of that? These images are only tangentially related to the article topic and do little but detract attention from the list. This article isn't List of Mosques, so the relevance of the photos are more likely to puzzle the reader than anything else. Are we to draw some correlation between the grandeur of the mosque and the size of the population? Why exactly are they being shown on what is already a crowded article page? --Escape Orbit (Talk) 15:44, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Of course, but that's an argument to remove all the pictures. When I recently updated the page I had considered removing them all as they really don't add anything to the page, but I also know that that view is a small minority and they would have been reinserted very quickly. Also I was tired last night when I wrote this and forgot to leave Alibaba445 a link to Wikipedia:Assume good faith as I really don't think anyone adding them was thinking of propaganda or being xenophobic. Anyway, I would argue that all the images should be removed because they add nothing to illustrate the article. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 19:40, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
I agree. They crowd the list and don't actually really illustrate what the list is about. Alibaba445's suspicions may be unfounded, but it's a good indication that the reader is being left to guess a connection, and may be mislead. Images in lists (or along side lists) are problematic anyway. They often get out of hand and interfere with the layout on the reader's browser. Using photos for decoration (as they are here) should never detract from the purpose of the article itself. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 12:49, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Color of Chad[edit]

The colors appear to be in descending order by percentage of the nation, but Chad is a different color, much darker than the ones above or below it, making it seem as if it should be changed. Am I right in thinking it is wrong, or do the colors mean something else? Thunderstone99 (talk) 19:55, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

It was changed here. I noticed the other two but missed Chad. Fixed now. 00:52, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Islam in Argentina[edit]

I doubt the list is any reliable. This particular number is clearly wrong as most Middle-Eastern immigrants were Christians from Syria-Lebanon and some Christian Arabs. If you ever visit the country it'd become obvious that such a population would at least have a little more influence in the everyday life of a society of hardly forty million inhabitants (for instance, there aren't calls for prayer in the huge Mosque in Palermo and I'm not even sure if it's open for performing Salat) and therefore we Argentines would be quite more aware of the number. The estimation is excessive, to say the least, if we consider that not even half as many Bolivians live in Argentina -- a number that's easily acknowledged by anyone here. Missing that many Muslims doesn't make any sense at all.

Also, there's an "ongoing" (dead since 2007 or so but unconcluded nonetheless) discussion in the talk section of Islam in Argentina about this, so, we should consider another list or to take these numbers with a grain of salt. (talk) 19:30, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Different estimates[edit]

I see some IPs trying to alter the data in the main (colored) column. This column lists Pew Research numbers; Whenever there are other, newer or more accurate estimates for a particular country, it will be good to have them, but in the two right columns instead ("Other sources"). StasMalyga (talk) 13:59, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

The column specifically titled as "2010 Pew Report", it referenced in a title, the link in the reference shows a table where the middle column is for 2010. If the column is said to contain the data from the named source, it should contain the data from the named source, not other numbers from other place. That's the purpose of "Other Sources" columns - not "less significant" or "less accurate", but simply estimates that are not from 2010 Pew Research. It's not my preference, it's a common sense. StasMalyga (talk) 12:21, 31 August 2012 (UTC)


THere is something strange with the numbers for Egypt. According to the article "Egypt" has 82 million inhabitants. 83-90% are muslims which would be 68-74 million people, but in this list it says 80 million muslims. Clickenglish (talk) 06:49, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Different estimates. This article makes use of Pew Forum numbers, which says 94.7% and 80 million. The other article uses various/different sources. Both are good, as we can't be absolutely sure; but the list is much better if it uses a single survey for all countries, making it easier to compare, thus more informative. StasMalyga (talk) 03:35, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Glaring Conflict[edit]

Africa harbors the highest percentage of Muslims (52.39%)[8]

How can that be true if 1,005,507,000 of the 1,619,314,000 muslims in the world live in south east /east asia? tsk tsk — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect label[edit]

Second picture states percentage but it is numbers in millions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Corrected Theothor32 (talk) 23:39, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Muslim per country[edit]

Hello everyone... I will complete this list in the next weeks. Peace (talk) 06:25, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

What sources are you using? StasMalyga (talk) 20:26, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm researching firstly the english wikipedia and if needed then the web. I do this for each country step by step. Well, I am not finished yet, which means that the currently data can fixed..(it can also fixed after finishing) It's important that it will objective. However at so a big count, it doesn't change if 10 millions more or less, but I will try to give my best. Let's see what happen... (talk) 23:07, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Two things to consider:
- Wikipedia on it's own is not a source, the numbers should be clearly linked to a reputable external estimate. As you can see in the current table, the colored column is sourced by Pew Research Report, in the other sources columns each estimate is sourced with a separate link.
- The current main column, while slightly outdated or not always accurate, is good because it relies upon a single source, which means a single set of methods in estimation and comparability.
I would advise you to hold with the compilation. Unless we have an analysis comparable to Pew Research for the main column, there is no sense in replacing it with disparate numbers. But you can always add alternative numbers to "other sources". StasMalyga (talk) 23:41, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

I am not implicit plan to exchange this with the outdated report of Pew Research. My apprehension are that the population in Africa and Asia is heavily growing. And this continents are Home of largest Muslim populations. If possible I will help the Wikipedia to make it more transparent with sources. But let's see first what the result is. (talk) 00:20, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

After I finished this objective. I will add single line for Christians and show you guys that number of Christians are cheated. For example the main Article says that 94.7% of Egypt are Muslims and the Article of "Christianity by country" says that 18% of Egypt are Christians, together that are 112.7%... I am not against Christians and Muslims. But let me finished this objective. Really I do this objective the Article says there are 80 Million Muslims in Egypt, but I show you guys here that its only 74Million. Well, peace. 06:00, 9 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Country/Region Total population  % Islam Muslims
Afghanistan 30,419,928 99.8 30,359,088
Albania 2,831,741 79.9 2,262,561
Algeria 37,100,000 99.7 36,988,700
American Samoa 55,519 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Andorra 85,082 1.2 706
Angola 18,498,000 2.5 462,450
Anguilla 13,600 0.3 40
Antigua and Barbuda 81,799 0.3 245
Argentina 41,281,63 1.9 784,350
Armenia 3,018,854 0.1 3,018
Aruba 101,484 0.3 300
Australia 22,799,196 2.25 512,981
Austria 8,414,638 6 504,878
Azerbaijan 9,165,000 95 8,706,750
Bahamas 353,658 0.1 353
Bahrain 1,234,571 81.2 1,002,471
Bangladesh 161,083,804 89.5 144,170,005
Barbados 284,589 1.5 4,268
Belarus 9,457,500 0.2 18,915
Belgium 11,041,266 6 662,476
Belize 333,200 1 3,332
Benin 9,598,787 24.4 2,342,104
Bermuda 64,268 0.8 514
Bhutan 742,737 1 7,427
Bolivia 10,907,778 0.02 2,181
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3,839,737 45 1,727,881
Botswana 2,029,307 0.4 8,117
Brazil 193,946,886 0.1 193,946
British Virgin Islands 27,800 1.2 333
Brunei 408,786 64 261,623
Bulgaria 7,364,570 10 736,457
Burkina Faso 15,730,977 60.5 9,517,241
Burma (Myanmar) 60,280,000 4 2,411,200
Burundi 8,749,000 5 437,450
Cambodia 14,952,665 2.1 314,005
Cameroon 20,129,878 24 4,831,170
Canada 34,970,000 3 1,049,100
Cape Verde 567,000 0.1 567
Cayman Islands 54,878 0.2 110
Central African Republic 4,422,000 10 442,200
Chad 10,329,208 55.7 5,753,368
Channel Islands 163,857 0.2 327
Chile 16,572,475 0.03 4,971
China 1,347,350,000 2 26,947,000
Colombia 46,366,364 0.03 13,910
Comoros 798,000 98.3 784,434
Congo 71,712,867 1.5 1,075,693
Cook Islands 19,569 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Costa Rica 4,301,712 0.01 430
Croatia 4,290,612 1.3 55,778
Cuba 11,241,161 0.1 11,241
Cyprus 1,099,341 24 264,172
Czech Republic 10,512,208 0.29 30,000
Denmark 5,543,453 4.1 227,281
Djibouti 923,000 94 867,620
Dominica 72,660 0.2 145
Dominican Republic 9,445,281 0.03 2,833
Ecuador 15,223,680 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Egypt 82,500,000 90 74,250,000
El Salvador 6,134,000 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Equatorial Guinea 676,000 1 6,760
Eritrea 6,086,495 37 2,252,003
Estonia 1,340,194 0.2 2,680
Ethiopia 84,320,987 34 28,669,135
Faeroe Islands 49,267 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 3,140 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Federated States of Micronesia 111,000 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Fiji 849,000 7 59,430
Finland 5,421,827 1 54,218
France 65,350,000 7.5 4,901,250
French Guiana 236,250 0.9 2,126
French Polynesia 267,000 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Gabon 1,475,000 12 177,000
Gambia 1,782,893 90 1,604,603
Georgia 4,469,200 10.5 469,266
Germany 81,799,600 5 4,089,980
Ghana 24,233,431 16.1 3,901,582
Gibraltar 29,431 4 1,177
Greece 10,787,690 4.7 507,021
Greenland 56,749 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Grenada 110,000 0.3 330
Guadeloupe 405,500 0.5 2,027
Guam 159,358 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Guatemala 13,824,463 0.01 1,382
Guinea 10,057,975 84.2 8,468,815
Guinea Bissau 1,647,000 50 823,500
Guyana 752,940 7 52,705
Haiti 9,719,932 0.04 3,888
Honduras 8,249,574 1 8,249
Hong Kong 7,061,200 3.6 254,203
Hungary 9,942,000 0.3 29,826
Iceland 320,060 0.22 704
India 1,210,193,422 14.6 176,688,240
Indonesia 237,424,363 88.2 209,408,288
Iran 75,149,669 99.6 74,849,070
Iraq 31,129,225 98.9 30,786,803
Ireland 4,588,252 1.07 49,094
Isle of Man 84,655 0.09 70
Israel 7,941,900 17.7 1,405,716
Italy 60,813,326 2.6 1,581,146
Ivory Coast 20,617,068 38.7 7,978,805
Jamaica 2,889,187 0.18 5,200
Japan 126,659,683 0.15 189,990
Jordan 6,508,271 92 5,987,609
Kazakhstan 16,600,000 70.2 11,653,200
Kenya 43,013,341 11.2 4,817,494
Kiribati 103,500 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Kosovo 1,733,872 91.7 1,589,960
Kuwait 3,566,437 86.4 3,081,401
Kyrgyzstan 5,550,239 88.8 4,928,612
Laos 6,500,000 0.01 650
Latvia 2,217,053 0.1 2,217
Lebanon 4,224,000 59.7 2,521,728
Lesotho 2,067,000 0.05 1,033
Liberia 3,786,764 12.8 484,706
Libya 6,540,000 96.7 6,325,000
Liechtenstein 36,281 4.8 1,741
Lithuania 2,986,072 0.1 2,986
Luxembourg 509,074 2.2 11,199
Macau 568,700 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Madagascar 22,005,222 7 1,540,365
Malawi 14,901,000 12.8 1,907,328
Malaysia 28,334,135 64.4 18,247,183
Maldives 328,536 98.4 323,279
Mali 14,517,176 92.4 13,413,870
Malta 452,515 0.67 3,000
Marshall Islands 68,000 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Martinique 403,795 0.25 1,000
Mauritania 3,069,000 99.2 3,044,448
Mauritius 1,291,456 16.6 214,382
Mayotte 194,000 98.8 191,672
Mexico 113,910,608 < 0.01 6,000
Moldova 3,559,500 0.4 14,238
Monaco 36,371 0.8 291
Mongolia 2,754,685 5 137,734
Montenegro 625,266 19 118,800
Montserrat 5,164 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Morocco 32,644,370 98.7 32,219,993
Mozambique 22,894,000 45 10,302,300
Namibia 2,100,000 0.43 9,000
Nauru 9,378 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Nepal 29,331,000 4.2 1,231,902
Netherlands 16,751,323 5.5 921,323
Netherlands Antilles 175,653 0.2 351
New Caledonia 252,000 2.8 7,056
New Zealand 4,445,436 0.92 41,000
Nicaragua 5,891,199 0.03 1,767
Niger 16,274,738 98.3 15,998,067
Nigeria 170,123,740 50.4 85,742,365
Niue 1,398 Data Not Available Data Not Available
North Korea 24,554,000 0.01 3,000
Northern Mariana Islands 77,000 1.3 1,000
Norway 5,033,675 3 151,010
Oman 2,773,479 95 2,634,805
Pakistan 180,440,005 96.4 173,944,165
Palau 20,956 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Palestine 4,293,313 97.5 4,185,980
Panama 3,595,490 0.7 25,000
Papua New Guinea 6,310,129 0.09 4,000
Paraguay 6,454,548 0.01 645
Peru 30,135,875 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Philippines 92,337,852 7 6,463,650
Pitcairn Islands 67 0 0
Poland 38,186,860 0.08 31,000
Portugal 10,581,949 0.6 63,491
Puerto Rico 3,706,690 0.14 5,189
Qatar 1,853,563 77.5 1,436,511
Republic of Congo 4,366,266 1.6 69,860
Republic of Macedonia 2,058,539 34.9 718,430
Reunion 839,500 4.2 35,259
Romania 19,043,767 0.3 57,131
Russia 143,300,000 11.7 16,766,100
Rwanda 11,689,696 1.8 210,414
St. Helena 4,255 Data Not Available Data Not Available
St. Kitts and Nevis 51,300 0.3 154
St. Lucia 173,765 0.1 174
St. Pierre and Miquelon 5,888 Data Not Available Data Not Available
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 120,000 1.7 2,000
Samoa 194,320 Data Not Available Data Not Available
San Marino 32,404 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Sao Tome and Principe 183,176 3 5,500
Saudi Arabia 28,376,355 97.1 27,553,441
Senegal 12,855,153 95.9 12,328,092
Serbia 7,186,862 3.7 265,914
Seychelles 84,000 1.1 924
Sierra Leone 5,485,998 71.5 3,922,489
Singapore 5,312,400 15 796,860
Slovakia 5,445,324 0.1 5,445
Slovenia 2,055,496 5.1 104,830
Solomon Islands 523,000 0.07 350
Somalia 10,085,638 98.6 9,944,439
South Africa 51,770,560 1.5 776,558
South Korea 50,004,441 0.2 100,010
South Sudan 8,260,490 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Spain 47,190,493 2.3 1,085,381
Sri Lanka 20,277,597 9.7 1,966,927
Sudan 34,206,710 97 33,180,510
Suriname 560,157 19.6 109,791
Swaziland 1,185,000 0.95 11,257
Sweden 9,514,406 5 475,720
Switzerland 8,000,000 5.7 456,000
Syria 22,530,746 90 20,277,671
Taiwan 23,261,747 0.3 69,785
Tajikistan 7,616,000 99 7,539,840
Tanzania 43,188,000 35 15,115,800
Thailand 66,720,153 5.8 3,869,770
Timor-Leste 1,066,582 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Togo 6,619,000 20 1,323,800
Tokelau 1,411 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Tonga 103,036 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Trinidad and Tobago 1,346,350 6.6 88,859
Tunisia 10,732,900 99.5 10,679,235
Turkey 74,724,269 98.6 73,678,129
Turkmenistan 5,125,693 93.3 4,782,271
Turks and Caicos Islands 44,819 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Tuvalu 10,544 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Uganda 35,873,253 16 5,739,720
Ukraine 45,888,000 0.9 412,992
United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 78 6,445,975
United Kingdom 62,262,000 4.6 2,864,052
United States 314,918,000 0.8 2,519,344
U.S. Virgin Islands 109,750 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Uruguay 3,318,535 0.01 332
Uzbekistan 29,559,100 96.5 28,524,532
Vanuatu 224,564 0.3 650
Vatican City 836 0 0
Venezuela 28,946,101 0.35 100,000
Vietnam 87,840,000 0.2 175,680
Wallis and Futuna 15,289 Data Not Available Data Not Available
Western Sahara 522,928 99.6 520,836
Yemen 25,130,000 99 24,878,700
Zambia 14,309,466 1 143,095
Zimbabwe 12,619,600 1 126,196
South & Southeast Asia not finished yet not finished yet not finished yet
Middle East-North Africa not finished yet not finished yet not finished yet
Sub-Saharan Africa not finished yet not finished yet not finished yet
Europe not finished yet not finished yet not finished yet
Americas not finished yet not finished yet not finished yet
World Total 6,882,830,382 not finished yet not finished yet

Sorting issue[edit]

Somalia should rank 12th with Turkey and Afghanistan needs a sorting number. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loup Solitaire 81 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

What is this?[edit]

The following from the article does not seem to make a lot of sense, let alone have a source:

"Country with Islamic value[edit]

A study of 208 countries gave a surprising result that no one of Islamic countries applied Islamic value in the first 25 ranks. Most of Islamic countries used Islam just to control the countries."

I'm a bit reluctant to remove it in case someone is trying to say something important and relevant; perhaps an editor could re-write it in comprehensible English and add a source, or get rid of it.

StefanosPavlos (talk) 13:59, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I just got rid of it. It didn't make any sense and was unsourced. --Local hero talk 14:14, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion concerning content in this article[edit]

A discussion is taking place here which concerns some content of this article. Interested editors are invited to join the discussion. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 02:05, 14 June 2014 (UTC)Sockerkorn (talk) 20:47, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Pew map is clearly incorrect[edit]

The Pew Research Center map show the U.S. as between 7% - 15% Muslim, while the table in the article says 0.8%. Another page states the figure at 0.6%. There is no way that it's anywhere near 7%. TerrificBowler (talk) 03:56, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Actually not. The colour is for 1-7%. Please, compare it with the colour of Russia. --Ali-al-Bakuvi (talk) 09:46, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

POV removal[edit]

The following sentence in the opening paragraph seemed to smack of unnecessary POV (anti-Ahmadi sentiment):

“Ahmadis are about 1% as compared to Muslim population, and they are declared as non muslims.”

The Ahmadis see themselves as Muslims, but are subject to vicious persecution in some countries (e.g. Bangladesh and Pakistan). See, for example:

In fact, there are many smaller denominations/sects/variants of Islam, and a significant number of Muslims who self-identify as “just a Muslim”, according to Pew. Consequently I have changed the offending sentence to:

“In addition there are a number of smaller Muslims sects and a significant number of Muslims who prefer to self-identify as “just a Muslim” rather than as members of any particular sect.”

Many Muslim sects seem to regard followers of other sects as heretics, but I don't think this page is the correct place for the implicit expression of such sentiments. StefanosPavlos (talk) 11:38, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

I have removed the sentence "declared as non Muslims," as this is an article on "Islam by country", not on who considered who what. You may add number of non-denominational Muslims per WP:RS.--Peaceworld 11:47, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

This article is racist and meant as an intimidation tool.[edit]


Countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia do not have an islamic population of over 90%. This statement is wrong on so many levels.

1. A big minority of people anywhere cannot believe in the supernatural and are therefor by default not religious. This is true everywhere. To believe that everyone living in those countries are uniformly muslim is racist. Please reconsider the numbers.

2. The number 1.6 Billion Muslims is a Bullying tactic to scare off any critique about Islam due to its huge number of followers.

Please change the article to reflect the correct number of Muslims in the world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:18, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

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Use of outdated information[edit]

For most countries, the table in this article gives one percentage number. Not so for countries in the EU, where the table gives two different numbers, often very different. One of these is clearly up to date, as it comes from this year (2016). The other one is a report on biotechnology from 2010. I can understand this latter report was used at some stage if no new data were available, but to use it now seems strange. We all know that Europe has received around a million immigrants, overwhelmingly Muslim, in 2015 alone, just as many came in previous years. The difference between 2010 and 2016 is not a difference between different estimates, it is a difference in time. We regularly update tables in Wikipedia when new information becomes available, we do not keep the old information alongside the new and I see no reason to do it here either. Jeppiz (talk) 10:07, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Quite apart from the above, the source says nothing of the kind. I looked at page 99 in the source where the data is claimed to be, and it doesn't even talk about Islam, it's a question of whether respondents approve of generative medicine. A word search of the entire document for Islam yields no result. Jeppiz (talk) 10:17, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Page 99 indeed makes no sense, but search for "muslim" instead: Page 384 shows how many people considered themselves to be muslims, e.g. only 2% of Germans. --Roentgenium111 (talk) 10:31, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The source [2] given for the higher number is from 2015, but it uses data from 2010, as it clearly states ("As of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country’s population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%). ") So the two different numbers are actually from the same year, with neither including the 2015 immigrants. --Roentgenium111 (talk) 10:19, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, that is most useful. Though that means that the data in the report on biotechnology shows how many people in the sample were Muslim per country, not necessarily how many Muslims there were per country. I'd be very hesitant to include it in either case, as the purpose of the study was to measure attitudes to biotechnology, not to measure the number/percentage of Muslims per country. To illustrate, the same table reports zero Jews in every country, and the authors of the report explicitly say that some demographic data can be quite far off. We need to remember the purpose of the study, which (again) was not to measure how many Muslims (or Jews, or Hindus, etc.) there are in European country but to sample attitudes to biotechnology. It was an error to ever include this source. Jeppiz (talk) 10:53, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I missed the discussion. But as it was already said, both data are from 2010. Both are poll or sample data. So why prefer one over the other? Let's rather look for more up to date data. Do you know any? --Nillurcheier (talk) 11:30, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Why prefer one over the other? Well, because one is a study on how many Muslims there are in European countries, one is a study on attitudes to biotechnology Nillurcheier, I'm assuming good faith and that you're just unfamiliar with academic research, but what you're doing here is not serious. A study on attitudes to biotechnology is designed to test attitudes to biotechnology, and the sample is selected according to that purpose. The authors of that study never had any intention to measure the number of Muslims in Europe and, crucially, they never make that claim. They report how many in their sample were Muslims, they don't say it's a measurement of Muslims of country. It's pure original research to use a study on attitudes to biotechnology to claim something that the authors of the study never claim. Jeppiz (talk) 12:07, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
I have removed the false claims once again, as it's pure original research. The source Nillurcheier insists on reinserting says nothing about the proportion of Muslims in different countries, it never makes that claim even indirectly. It's a scientific report on attitudes to biotechnology, which also reports how many of the respondents come from different countries and belong to different religions, but the authors never claim or even hint that this would be a measure of how many in each country belong to any given religion. That Nillurcheier keeps ignoring this and just reinserts the source, even with referring to the wrong page, looks purely disruptive. I have left a warning on Nillurcheier's talk page for the repeated OR violations, and will take it to ANI if the user continues in the same way. Jeppiz (talk) 15:01, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Dear Jeppiz cool down, it is about different data sources, not about the ultimate truth in counting Muslims. I did not add the Eurobarometer data, I only reverted your deletion. Eurobarometer data are used for years as sources in other pages as well. What should be wrong with them? BR Ulrich --Nillurcheier (talk) 15:18, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm completely cool, just a bit frustrated by your refusal to WP:HEAR. All you ask has been answered already in the discussion above, which you apparently did not yet bother to read. The authors of the report you cite never say how many Muslims there are in different countries, that's your personal synthesis, entirely unsuitable. Jeppiz (talk) 15:22, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
More than 260 pages are using Eurobarometer data: --Nillurcheier (talk) 15:20, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with the Eurobarometer, the problem is with you making claims that the Eurobarometer never makes. That's original research. Jeppiz (talk) 15:22, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

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The figure for Sweden is from 2009, and needs to be updated. The amount of muslims in Sweden born in foreign countries alone is now 5,79% based on official data from the Swedish government: [1] divided by the amount of muslims in those countries as per this list.

Add to that the amount of children born in Sweden to muslim parants and people converting the figure should be closer to 8,10% as of data based on November 2015. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:07, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

African-American Muslims are not a sect[edit]

What a strange claim to put into an article. Obviously African-American Muslims do not constitute a sect or anything of the sort. Probably most are Sunni, but some I've known were Shi‘i or Qadiyani or Tijani or Five Percenter, or any of many groupings. If the Nation of Islam is the sect that was intended, that may have been a hypercorrection from "Black Muslims" which was a nickname of the NoI decades ago. That nickname is not used much these days. It is to be changed to the proper name of the organization. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 07:47, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^