GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know India Religion Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Hinduism is the major religion in India, followed by about 79.8% of the population."

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"Islam is the second-largest religion in India, with about 14.2% of the population identifying as Muslim."

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"Christianity constitutes 2.3% of the Indian population."

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"Sikhism accounts for 1.7% of the population in India."

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"Buddhism is practiced by 0.7% of the Indian population."

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"Jainism is followed by 0.4% of the Indian population."

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"Around 0.9% of the Indian population follows other religions and persuasions."

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"Uttar Pradesh has the largest Hindu population in India, with over 133 million followers."

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"Assam and West Bengal are home to over 50% of India’s Muslim population."

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"Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland are the only Indian states where Christians form the majority."

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"Punjab is the only state in India where Sikhs form the majority, constituting nearly 58% of the population."

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"Maharashtra has the largest number of Buddhists in India, with over 6.5 million adherents."

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"Pathanamthitta district in Kerala has the highest percentage of Christians in India (57.3%)."

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"From 2001-2011, Islam was the fastest-growing religion in India, with a growth rate of 24.6%."

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"Approximately 78% of Indian Christians reside in southern India."

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"India has the third-largest Muslim population in the world, following Indonesia and Pakistan."

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"In 2050, India is projected to have the largest Muslim population in the world, surpassing Indonesia."

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"India has the largest population of Jains in the world, with 94% of the global Jain community residing in India."

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"Only 0.6% of the total Indian population self-identify as being atheist or not affiliated with any religion."

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