An article originally published at The Dhamma Encyclopedia's mother website, TheDhamma.com with the title Buddhists around the World by Dr. David N. Snyder. The statistics are shown here as well:
|China, liberal est.||80.00%||1,070,893,447|
|China, conservative est.||50.00%||669,308,405|
|Other Asian countries||20.00%||280,209,398|
|Total Buddhists in Asia, lib. est.||1,588,598,515|
|Total Buddhists in Asia, cons. est.||1,187,013,473|
|Canada & N. Am. islands||1.10%||368,447|
|Total Buddhists in N. America||6,503,518|
|Other European countries||0.15%||785,700|
|Total Buddhists in Europe||3,197,966|
|Total Buddhists in Latin America and S. Am.||0.15%||868,929|
|Total Buddhists in Australia & Oceania||1.80%||618,752|
|Total Buddhists in Africa||0.02%||194,550|
|Total Buddhists in the world, liberal est.||1,599,982,230|
|Total Buddhists in the world, conservative est.||1,198,397,187|
Approximately 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion Buddhists in the world.
Last updated: July 2009
- List of Buddhist Records and Trivia
- 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World
- The appeal of Buddhism
- Misconceptions about Buddhism
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
- For a complete list of references and statistics used, see the article at TheDhamma.com website linked at the top.
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