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Bhutan

Bhutanese Religion Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Buddhism > Buddhists 576,610.5 2013 17th out of 130
Buddhism > Percent Buddhist 79.5% 2013 3rd out of 96
Christian > Mormon > Congregations 1 2014 138th out of 175
Christian > Mormon > Members 20 2014 179th out of 195
Hindus 314,259.5 2011 18th out of 94
Hindus per thousand people 430.83 2011 4th out of 94
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1% 2004 119th out of 167
Major religion(s) Buddhism (official), Hinduism 2013
Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 1% 2014 124th out of 184
Muslim > Muslim population 7,000 2014 145th out of 177
Religions Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25% 2008
Religions > All Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25% 2006
Religious diversity score 0.379 2001 131st out of 214
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 0.0 2004 209th out of 230
Seventh-day Adventist Membership per 1000 0.0 2004 190th out of 200

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Buddhism by country (Buddhism by Country); Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France (Membership Statistics); 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; 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 .); 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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Bhutan Religion Profiles (Subcategories)

Buddhism 3

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Greetings. \'Lamaistic\' is an archaic and discredited title for the Buddhism found in Bhutan and across the Himalayas and Tibet. \'Lama\' means spiritual teacher (guru) in Tibetan, so \'Lamaistic Buddhist\' has no meaning. The useage seems to have been born with missionaries who had contact with Buddhists in Tibet during the 19th Century. A more correct title would be \'Vajrayana Buddhist/Buddhism or because Vajrayana is merely a branch of \'Mahayana Buddhism\', the title \'Mahayana Buddhist\' would also be acceptable and correct. Hope this info is of some use.

Posted on 06 Aug 2005

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