A comperative status of Hindu Population in present days.
Posted by hinduexistence on September 5, 2009
|Religion||Date Founded||Sacred Texts||Population||% of World|
|Christianity||30 CE||The Bible||2,039 million||32% (slightly dropping)|
|Islam||622 CE||Qur’an & Hadith||1,330 million||19.5% (rapidly growing)|
|Hinduism||1500 to 7500 BCE with truly ancient roots||Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, & Rig Veda, Ramayana, Mahabharata.||828 million to 965 million||13% to 14.5% (remarkably lowering)|
|None||775 million||12% (dropping)|
|Chinese folk rel.||270 BCE||None||390 million||6%|
|Buddhism||523 BCE||The Tripitaka & Sutras||364 million||6% (dropping)|
|Tribal Religions, Shamanism, Animism||Prehistory||Oral tradition||232 million||4%|
|Atheists||No date||None||150 million||2%|
|New religions.||Various||Various||103 million||2%|
|Sikhism||1500 CE||Guru Granth Sahib||23.8 million||<1%|
|Judaism||Note 3||Torah, Tanach, & Talmud||14.5 million||<1%|
|Baha’i Faith||1863 CE||Alkitab Alaqdas||7.4 million||<1%|
|Confucianism||520 BCE||Lun Yu||6.3 million||<1%|
|Jainism||570 BCE||Siddhanta, Pakrit||4.3 million||<1%|
|Zoroastrianism||600 to 6000 BCE||Avesta||2.7 million||<1%|
|Shinto||500 CE||Kojiki, Nohon Shoki||2.7 million||<1%|
|Taoism||550 BCE||Tao-te-Ching||2.7 million||<1%|
|Wicca||800 BCE, 1940 CE||None||0.5 million?||<1%|
Though taken from main source http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm , the presentation chart above is refreshed by the available data from other authentic references.
From a very reliable source it has been established that in 1920 ( Before the Moplah Hindu Massacre in 1921 in Kerala & Malabar region, India) there were 29% Hindus (Buddhists, Jains & Sikhs are then considered as hindus) , Christians ( RC ,Protestants & others) were then 24% and Muslims were only 14.5% out of world’s religious population.
Even in present days if we consider the mother Hindu origin, this force is the still second largest religious strength about 21.5% ( 14.5% Hindu, 6% Buddhist, Sikh-Jains-Tribal religions 1%) above the muslim strength of 19.5%.
Numbers in population has a very vital role in democracy and demographic hold. But the Hindus never think about it.
For the Struggle for Hindu Existence, Hindus must increase their numbers for a significant Survival.