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Top Five Countries by Religion

I give you 10 religions or branches, and you name the 5 countries which have the most followers.
  • Total population rather than percent of the population
  • Quiz by relessness - Aug 13, 2017
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Islam
Protestantism
Christianity
Orthodoxy
Hinduism
Sikhism
Judaism
Shia
Buddhism
Wahhabism
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level 59
Mar 24, 2015
*Sikhism
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level 67
Mar 24, 2015
Made it! With just 0:12 left
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level 57
Mar 24, 2015
just 81% got israel for judaism? also, another quiz on islam had 99% of Morocco as islamic, so i expected it to on this list...
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level 65
Mar 24, 2015
I missed Israel because I was concentrating on other things and ran out of time. But Morocco's population is tiny compared to, say, Indonesia. Also, the headings are a bit weird: Protestantism and Orthodoxy are sects of Christianity, and Wahhabism and Shia are sects of Islam.
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level 20
Nov 8, 2017
Catholicism came out of Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy was first
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level 60
Nov 15, 2017
I think it makes sense the way it's listed. The quiz is more interesting trying to guess the smaller sects. Otherwise the huge-population countries like Indonesia,USA,India etc would dominate everything on the list.
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level 71
Aug 29, 2015
The population of Morocco is 33 million people. 99% of 33 million is still far less than the number of Muslims in Egypt. It's only about a tenth of the population of Indonesia.
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level 37
Nov 7, 2017
That figure is much higher now. A respectable 94% get Israel, a 13% increase over the past 2 and a half years.
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level 44
Nov 8, 2017
maybe that 99% of morocco is Islamic however it misses out due to population maybe so lets say 30% of nigeria is Islamic just for illistartion purposes, that 30% more be more people than 99% of morocco
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level 46
Mar 24, 2015
The second column should be "Catholicism" and not "Christianity" (since Protestants and Orthodoxs are also Christians).
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level 44
Mar 24, 2015
I guess its about all Christians together as there is Islam and Shia.
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level 69
Aug 2, 2015
Fascinating quiz, though I'm a bit surprised not to see Catholicism here. Now, I better go and find out what Wahhabism is all about! That one's been off my radar...
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level 47
Aug 2, 2015
I must warn you that it isn't exactly the nicest religious movement.
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
You must also be warned not to be confused by this quiz's classification of Wahhabism. I think I have said this before on this site. Wahhabism is not a religious sect; movement it may be, but a purely ideological one. It does not differ from mainstream Sunni Islam in any of its dogma or required practices. The main distinction is that Wahhabis like to take the opinion of the more strict Jurists and Ulamaa and tend to interpret texts very literally and give no credit to logical analysis of the meaning behind the texts, which is what most meanstream Sunnis do. There is no such thing as the Wahhabi Faith, but you can make an acceptable argument for a Shia Faith or a Catholic Faith.
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
Also, it is important to mention that Wahhabism has always been linked to the politics of one specific country, that is Saudi Arabia, and it is not surprising to find that many of Wahhabi opinions are influenced by Saudi state policy and vica versa. That, in my opinion, further cements Wahhabism's place as a political, ideological movement.
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level 44
Nov 8, 2017
going by the countries in the list I would assume a branch of Islam but don't quote me on that
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level 56
Aug 29, 2015
I'm of two minds about it, one says you're right Protestants and Orthodoxs are christians as well, on the other hand Catholicism was the original Christian religion, so it could technically be called christianity.
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level 25
Aug 29, 2015
Orthodox and Catholicism both have claims to be original. It was a split in the around the 10th century. Of course Mormanism claims to be the only original Christian church but many Christians don't think Mormans are Christian or even monotheistic.
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level 66
Aug 14, 2017
You should read some things about Orthodoxy.
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level 47
Nov 6, 2017
Wow, this would mean, I'm a Protestant, but not a Christian, even if my name is Christian?!?!?
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level 45
Aug 29, 2015
Lucasaar is right, i was going to write the same thing
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level 10
Aug 31, 2015
Here in the Philippines, there are many percent of Catholics than Christians.
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level 15
Sep 1, 2015
that quiz is so confusing considering some of the results are totally wrong there are not that many jews in canada.
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level 58
Jun 16, 2016
there are not that many Jews in the world
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level 69
Aug 13, 2017
The second column actually is for all Christian denominations combined, though (if it was only Catholics, Brazil would be well ahead of the US). Perhaps it would make more sense to use data for Catholicism and Protestantism, rather than for Christianity (combined) and Protestantism, but the current column labels are correct in terms of matching the answers.
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level 36
Nov 10, 2017
And the "Orthodoxy" column includes both Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, which is inaccurate.
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level 72
Mar 24, 2015
Only missed Romania.
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level 71
Aug 29, 2015
That's the only one I missed, too. And I took this quiz from Romania! Thought of the answer at the last second but wasn't fast enough to type it in...
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level 65
Aug 29, 2015
kalbahamut, are you on your trip mentioned in your quiz? If yes, have you already been to Poland? I'd love to hear your impressions about my country :)
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level 71
Nov 8, 2016
I've got a long and complicated history with Poland. I spent a few weeks there last month.
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level 46
Nov 5, 2017
Same here. Grrr. >:-(
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level 53
Aug 29, 2015
Japan! *facepalm*
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level 52
Aug 30, 2015
Good quiz. You got a bit mixed up. Swap Islam to Sunni, and Christianity to Catholic.
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level 55
Aug 31, 2015
agreed with warrenator...Sunni/Shia are both Islamic, like protestant and catholic (even with the same violent history toward each other)
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level 35
Nov 10, 2017
When will these Protestants and Catholics ever stop fighting all these wars against each other?
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level 63
Sep 1, 2015
The Wahhabism ones threw me off a lot!
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level 39
Apr 11, 2017
It threw me off until I got Saudi Arabia, and then I put nearby countries geographically
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level 28
Sep 2, 2015
Missed Canada oops
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level 28
Sep 2, 2015
And nepal
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level 58
Sep 2, 2015
The USA has a broad census of Jewish population, which ranges anywhere from slightly less than Israel to a half-million more than Israel, probably due to people identifying as Jewish but not practicing and vice versa. I would, theoretically, take my chances and assume the USA has more Jews than Israel.
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
I assume you're right.
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level 45
Sep 3, 2015
Why do you have Christianity but at the same time Protestantism and Orthodox Christian. Shouldn't it be Catholicism instead of Christianity?
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level 71
Sep 5, 2015
No. Catholicism is not the default branch of Christianity. If it were, then the USA would definitely not be #1. Very few of the Christians in the USA are Catholic. Obviously, Christianity on this quiz includes Catholics, Protestants,and Orthodox Christians, as well. There are 85+ million Christians (of any denomination) in Nigeria, which is more than the total number of Orthodox Christians anywhere.
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level 66
Nov 8, 2016
There are about 70 million Catholics in the US. 70% of the US is Christian and around 20% are Catholic. #4 among countries for Catholics, so I think "very few" is bit of an overstatement, but you are right that it is not the default branch by any means.
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level 71
Nov 8, 2016
Fair enough.
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level 66
Aug 14, 2017
Are you shure abouth such a small number of Orthodox Christians?
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level 71
Oct 18, 2017
It's hard to be sure Kolji without better data... but... pretty sure. If the quiz is correct then Russia is home to the largest population of Orthodox Christians in the world. The total number of Orthodox Christians in Russia is estimated at somewhere between 50 and 100 million people. If the high end of those estimates are accurate then there are more Orthodox Christians in Russia than there are Christians of any kind in Nigeria, but I suspect the lower estimates are more accurate.
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level 51
Dec 26, 2015
This quiz is WAY to easy. All you have to do is type in some major countries.
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level 56
Jun 16, 2016
I think Vietnam should probably be on the Buddhist list. 91 million people, and excepting the ethnic minorities in the highlands, and a small percentage of Christians, they are all Buddhist.
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level 65
Jul 26, 2016
Actually, up to three quarters of Vietnamese are non-religious, and only 12% buddhist, according to Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Vietnam
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level 39
Sep 13, 2016
According to Wikipedia; there are more Shias in Nigeria than in Yemen
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level 32
Oct 8, 2016
There are mostly Shi'a in Oman
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level 23
Feb 10, 2017
No, Oman follows a completely different branch of Islam known as Ibaadi. It is different from both Sunni and Shia Islam.
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level 44
Apr 15, 2017
Plus Oman has 4 million people
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level 44
Feb 28, 2017
You should accept 'UAE' for United Arab Emirates
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level 43
Mar 29, 2017
Did it with 1 second left on first try! Phew!
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level 58
Apr 10, 2017
Would like to see this with a column for Atheism. That would be interesting.
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level 58
Sep 1, 2017
You wouldn't exactly include Atheism in a quiz about religions. Anyway the number is probably hard to define as people have different understandings of atheism. According to Wikipedia those are the top 10 surveyed countries with people who viewed themselves as "convinced atheists" (note that those are percentages rather than the total population): China (47%), Japan (31%), Czechia (30%), France (29%), South Korea (15%), Germany (15%), Netherlands (14%), Austria (10%), Iceland (10%), Australia (10%), Ireland (10%).
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
I made a quiz about countries with the most irreligious people a long time ago. The main problem was that sources gave wildly different estimates, so I had to calculate the average. If you're interested, try it here.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
Very very very very very very funny eh
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level 34
Apr 11, 2017
I misread Wahhabism as Wannabism, as in Wanna - Be ism....
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level 41
Apr 12, 2017
HA!
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level 40
Apr 13, 2017
WOW! - Catholics aren't Christians? - They don't believe in Christ as the Savior? - That is the ONLY things that distinguishes Christians from Jewish, Islam, Hindu, Shintoism, etc. their belief in CHRIST.
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level 49
Nov 5, 2017
Catholicism is a branch of Christianity just like Shia is a branch of Islam
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level 35
Apr 13, 2017
I have a friend from Bahrain; they are Shias. Wahhabism isn't a faith anyway, theyare no different from other Sunnis; they're just more Shari'ah extreme.
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level 68
Aug 13, 2017
"theyare no different from other Sunnis; they're just more Shari'ah extreme." - So they are different after all?

The quiz only says Bahrain has the 4th biggest number of Wahhabis, not that the Bahrain is majority Wahhabist.
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level 71
Oct 18, 2017
Wahhabism (mostly they refer to themselves as Salafists) is just an approach to Islamic jurisprudence, really. But many of the different sects of Christianity come down to similar or even more superficial differences. I used to have an apartment in Bahrain. There are shia and sunni there. I don't know that the sunnis would call themselves Salafists- and they certainly wouldn't call themselves Wahhabists, this is a label applied by outsiders- though that doesn't necessarily render the distinction invalid.
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level 70
Aug 26, 2017
I can't believe that I missed Canada (and I'm Canadian!) Sheesh!
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level 64
Nov 5, 2017
I thought that 40,000,000 or more Protestants were in China, which would put them in the list.
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level 68
Nov 6, 2017
+1 From the list on World Atlas it has the third most protestants, only behind Nigeria and the US.
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
As a lot of other quiz-takers have pointed out, your choice of religions and branches is confusing. Why Christianity, Protestantism and Orthodoxy? And why Islam, Shia and Wahhabism? It would be more intuitive to pick all of the main branches, as in Catholicism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy (and maybe add Christianity in general as well). Similarly, Sunni and Shia (and maybe add Islam in general as well). While your data is not wrong, your choice of religious branches can give the wrong idea (and some people in the comment section have taken the bait).
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level 34
Nov 5, 2017
As a Catholic, I love that 'Christianity' is distinct from 'Protestant' and 'Orthodox,' but I suspect that the Protestant and Orthodox communities might object a little!!
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level 53
Nov 5, 2017
Never would have guessed Canada.
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level 25
Nov 5, 2017
Column Orthodoxy contains countries with the most followers from two different branches of Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches (Russia, Ukraine and Romania) and Orient Orthodox Churches (Ethiopia and Egypt). In my opinion, this is not quite appropriate, because beside some similar terminology these two branches do not have more things in common than for an instance Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Regarding believes of the Churches, it would be more correct to have the same column for Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism than to the Eastern Orthodox Churches and Orient Orthodox Churches.
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level 55
Nov 5, 2017
Yeah it's really weird to see basically "Wahhabism" listed separately but so many different churches grouped together under "Orthodoxy".
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level 35
Nov 5, 2017
Catholicism was not the original Christian religion (s/b denomination). The original Christians, according to the book of Acts, called themselves "followers of the (or that) Way." It was unbelievers in Syrian Antioch who first called them "Christians (Χριστιανός, Christianos)." It was probably a nickname or even a term of derision.
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level 24
Nov 6, 2017
I got everything in Judaism except for Israel.
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level 34
Nov 7, 2017
Only missed Ethiopia :(
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level 47
Nov 7, 2017
Please change the Christianity column to Catholicism (as Protestants and Orthodox are Christians too); and change the Islam column to Sunni (as likewise Shia and Wahhabists are Islamic too).
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level 41
Nov 9, 2017
Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodoxy are all subsets of Christianity.
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