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A.) Overview of World distribution of non-religious and atheist people.

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Area _ NONRELIGIOUS      / ATHEISTS                              Total                          %

Africa 1,896,000           0.3%      316,000          0 .05%                     2,212.000       0,35%

Asia 691,144,000        21.4%  161,414,000      5.0%                     852,558.000     26,4%

Europe 52,411,000      10.5%    17,604,000        3.5%                  70,015.000        14,0%

Latin

America 17,159,000     3.7%        3,224,000      0.7%                   20,383.000         4,4%

Northern

America  25,265,000    9.0%        1,319,000      0,5%                   26,584.000         1,4%

Oceania 3,291,000      12.1%          535,000        2.0%                   3,826.000       14,1%

Eurasia 85,066,000      29.1%    55,898,000      19.1%               140,964.000        48,2%

World 876,232,000     16.0%  240,310,000        4.4%             1116,542.000          20,4%

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These terms and figures were obtained from Markham, pp. 356-357:

Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers,

1996.

Source:

http://people.morehead-st.edu/fs/t.pitts/mainmenu.htm

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B.) World -wide distribution of traditional religions

http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

HOW MANY RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES OPERATE CURRENTTLY   WORLDWIDE?

The concrete numbers are not known. The Encyclopedia of American Religions lists 1,588 religious denominations, sects, faith groups, organizations, etc. Some are currently operating in North America. The vast majority of them consider themselves to be Christian. Some of these groups believe that they are the only true Christian church.

 


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