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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Religion Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Buddhism > Buddhists 15.17 million 2013 4th out of 130
Buddhism > Percent Buddhist 70% 2013 4th out of 96
Christian > Catholic > Female catholics 535,518 2001 7th out of 26
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics 500,222 2001 4th out of 26
Christian > Catholic > Male catholics per thousand people 26.61 2001 9th out of 20
Christian > Catholic > Rural catholics 718,815 2001 4th out of 14
Christian > Catholic > Rural catholics per thousand people 38.24 2001 5th out of 14
Christian > Catholic > Rural female catholics 371,925 2001 2nd out of 14
Christian > Catholic > Urban catholics 316,925 2001 4th out of 14
Christian > Catholic > Urban female catholics per thousand people 8.7 2001 8th out of 14
Christian > Catholic > Urban male catholics per thousand people 8.16 2001 8th out of 14
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 3 2014 110th out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 1,319 2014 92nd out of 195
Christian > Protestant > Jehovah's Witnesses > Av bible studies 7,194 2014 10th out of 25
Christianity > Christians 1.69 million 2014 17th out of 45
Christianity > Percent Christian 8% 2014 24th out of 45
Hindu percent of population 9.6% 2011 7th out of 49
Hindus 2.31 million 2011 6th out of 94
Hindus per thousand people 110.8 2011 9th out of 94
Islam > Percentage Muslim 7% 2004 79th out of 167
Jehovahs Witnesses 4,019 2002 86th out of 177
Jehovahs Witnesses per 1000 0.212 2002 132nd out of 158
Major religion(s) Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity 2013
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 8.5% 2014 76th out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 1.73 million 2014 62nd out of 177
Religions Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% 2001
Religions > All Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data) 2006
Religions > Hindu 7.1% 2006 10th out of 17
Religions > Muslim 7.6% 2006 70th out of 99
Religious diversity score 0.485 2001 100th out of 214
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 99% 2014 3rd out of 143
Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 1% 2014 139th out of 143
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 3,385 2004 115th out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 0.174 2004 139th out of 200

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Buddhism by country (Buddhism by Country); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); Wikipedia: Jehovah's Witnesses by country (Asia); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_by_country#Sovereign_states; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_by_country#Sovereign_states; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Islam by country (Table) ("Muslim Population by Country" . The Future of the Global Muslim Population . Pew Research Center . Retrieved 22 December 2011 .); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006; Wikipedia: List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level (Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization) (Natalka Patsiurko, John L. Campbell and John A. Hall (2012). "Measuring cultural diversity: ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization in the OECD" . Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (2): 195–217 . Retrieved September 13, 2012 .); Wikipedia: Importance of religion by country (Countries); adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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