Talk:Major religious groups

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Semi-protected edit request on 16 November 2015[edit]

I updated the "Predominant religions of the world, mapped by state" Map. I checked every Country, added more countries and Oversea-Territories/Islands. Also I changed the colours of the religions and fixed some landscapes. Please use the new Map.

File:New Prevailing world religions map

NobleRacoon (talk) 18:42, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: file link is red. a boat that can float! (happy holidays) 14:52, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Christianity foundation[edit]

Isn't it pretty much without a doubt fine to say Christianity was founded in the Levant region in the first century AD? KarstenO (talk) 14:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Link is broken:

 Staff (May 2007). "The List: The World’s Fastest-Growing Religions". Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). Retrieved 2013-12-25.

2602:306:CD6C:8F90:8984:2030:D30F:28CD (talk) 10:05, 15 February 2016 (UTC)Lacey

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Classification section[edit]

I have been trying to find a citation for the following sentence: "Today, around 3.4 billion people are followers of Abrahamic religions [21] and are spread widely around the world apart from the regions around East and Southeast Asia." The closest I could find and added is citation #21, which states: "Much of the world’s religions can be traced back to two sources: Abrahamic religions or India. The Abrahamic religions includes Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahá’í Faith, Samaritanism, Druze and the Rastafari movement. Indian subcontinent was the source of major religions including Hinduism, Jainism Buddhism and Sikhism. We have listed below the religions with the most followers in order: (1) Christianity: About 2.3 billion followers. About 50% of Christians are Roman Catholics. (2) Muslim: About 1.5 billion followers. About 80-90% of Muslims are Sunni and 10-20% are Shia. The Shia-Sunni split in the Muslim religion occurred due to the dispute over the succession after the prophet Muhammad died in 632. (3) Non-religious or atheist: About 1 billion people. (4) Hindu: About 900 million followers with the vast majority living in India. (5) Buddhist: About 400 million followers. Based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the vast majority of Buddhists live in Asia." So, if there are 2.3 billion followers in Christianity alone, then are there 1.1 billion followers in the Islam, Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith religions combined? Where did you find this information and in what year was this data accurate? Tklisby (talk) 05:21, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

I was also wondering if you would like to include the additional Abrahamic religions such as, Samaritanism, Druze and the Rastafari movement, to your description here: "Abrahamic religions are the largest group, and these consist mainly of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith"? Are the "3.4 billion people are followers of Abrahamic religions" including these religious groups as well? Tklisby (talk) 05:28, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Religious demographics: Largest religions table[edit]

The cultural tradition listed for Folk religion is Organized religion, which stands in direct contrast to the definition(s) of folk religion. Currently, the page on folk religion shows this very clearly. I suggest this be changed to "Ethnic or regional religious customs" on the editing page.

As a side note, I wonder if this is meant to refer specifically to Chinese folk religion, given the origin being listed as Asia. The reference article does not refer to Asia as the origin of folk religion, and it therefore seems that either this line should refer to Chinese folk religion (given that it has the largest population, i.e. 73%), should not have Asia listed as its place of founding, or should reference material which states Asia as the source of folk religion. (talk) 18:35, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. -- Dane2007 talk 06:31, 4 December 2016 (UTC)