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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Buddhism India: Bihar 3,518 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Bihar 18,818 0.02% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Chandigarh 1,332 0.15% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Chhattisgarh 65,267 0.31% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Dadra and Nagar Haveli 457 0.21% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Daman and Diu 126 0.08% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Delhi 23,705 0.17% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Goa 240 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Goa 649 0.05% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Gujarat 11,615 0.03% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Gujarat 17,829 0.04% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Haryana 2,058 0.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Haryana 7,140 0.03% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Himachal Pradesh 64,081 1.24% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Himachal Pradesh 75,859 1.25% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Jammu and Kashmir 113,787 1.12% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Jharkhand 5,940 0.02% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Karnataka 73,012 0.16% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Karnataka 393,300 0.74% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Kerala 2,027 0.01% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Lakshadweep 1 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Madhya Pradesh 209,322 0.35% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Maharashtra 5,040,785 6.39% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Maharashtra 5,838,710 6.03% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Manipur 711 0.04% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Manipur 1,926 0.09% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion; Actually: Manipur (excl. 3 sub-divisions)
Buddhism India: Meghalaya 2,934 0.17% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Meghalaya 4,703 0.20% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Mizoram 54,024 7.83% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Mizoram 70,494 7.93% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Nagaland 581 0.05% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Nagaland 1,356 0.07% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Nagpur 250,000 - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 4. "...Buddhism. In India, the land of its birth, from whence it has all but vanished, some 250,000 Hindu untouchables recently became Buddhists in a mass ceremony at Nagpur. "
Buddhism India: Orissa 9,153 0.03% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Orissa 9,863 0.03% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Pondicherry 73 0.01% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Punjab 41,487 0.17% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Rajasthan 4,467 0.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Rajasthan 10,335 0.02% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Sikkim 110,371 27.15% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Sikkim 152,042 28.11% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Tamil Nadu 2,128 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Tamil Nadu 5,393 0.01% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Tripura 128,260 4.65% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Tripura 98,922 3.09% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Uttar Pradesh 221,433 0.16% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Uttar Pradesh 302,031 0.18% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: Uttaranchal 12,434 0.15% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism India: West Bengal 203,578 0.30% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: West Bengal 243,364 0.30% - - 2001 *LINK* website: Census of India 2001; webpage: Data on Religion (Office of the Registrar General, India) (viewed 18 April 2005) Census 2001 data table: Religion
Buddhism Indiana - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Buddhism Indiana - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Buddhist "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Buddhism Indonesia - - - - 650 C.E. Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 53. "In the 7th century Sumatra and Java were already important study centers for Buddhism... The dominant current was Mahayana; in addition, however, there were also Hinayana communities, which probably belonged to the Sarvastida school... "
Buddhism Indonesia - 2.00% - - 1978 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, by P. J. Johnstone STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England. Published in 1978); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Buddhists 2% - mostly Chinese.
Buddhism Indonesia 1,956,840 1.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 195,683,531 [total pop.] (1992). Most (87 percent) observe Islam; 6 percent Protestant, 3 percent Roman Catholic, 2 percent Hindu, 1 percent Buddhist, 1 percent other.
Buddhism Indonesia 2,040,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Buddhism Indonesia 2,097,742 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 87%, Protestant 6%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1985); Total Population: 209,774,138 (1997 est.).
Buddhism Indonesia 1,950,000 1.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 297, 300. "Location: Indonesia; Population: 195 million; Religion: Islam (87%); Protestantism (6%); Catholicism (3%); Hinduism (3%); Buddhism (1%) "; Pg. 300: "Buddhism (no more than 1% of the population) claims mostly Chinese adherents, whose traditional practices combine Mahayana Buddhism with Taoism and Confucianism. "
Buddhism Indonesia - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Buddhism Indonesia: Lombok: Bentek - 75.00% - - 1968 *LINK* Cederroth, Sven. "From Ancestor Worship to Monotheism: Politics of Religion in Lombok " in Temenos 32 (1996), 7-36. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "In the village of Bentek... May 1968... Over the next three months Amaq A, the... village head registered the choice of religion of every grown-up male of the village. The women were not asked to register their choice. Around three quarters of the men, some 500 in all, declared that they wanted to register as Buddhists (orang Budha), while the remaining 25% chose Islam... the choice of Buddhism was not primarily motivated by religious conviction but was rather a vote in favour of a certain lifestyle, the traditional adat of old. The lifestyle of the Bentek wetu telu was much closer to that of the neighbouring Boda than to the immigrant waktu lima orthodox Muslims. Thus, the reason to choose Buddhism was not the religion itself but rather that it was identified with the lifestyle of the surrounding Boda, a lifestyle to which the wetu telu felt akin... "
Buddhism Iowa - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Buddhism Iowa - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Buddhist "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Buddhism Italy 23,000 - - - 1995 "LDS Prospects in Italy for the Twenty-first Century " in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (Spring 1996); pg. 153. -
Buddhism Japan - - - - 538 C.E. Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 523. "Introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 and first supported by the Soga clan, Buddhism rose over the objections of the pro-Shinto Mononobe. When in 710 Emperor Shomu established a new capital at Nara modeled after the capital of China, Buddhism received official support and began to flourish. "
Buddhism Japan - - - - 552 C.E. Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 283. "The traditionally-accepted date for Buddhism to have arrive din Japan is AD 552. While this may be true, it wasn't until centuries later that it ceased to be the exclusive province of aristocrats. "


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