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Asian Religions and Cults

Asia is the birthplace of many major religions, hundreds of minor ones, and cults. Like all forms of culture, Asian religions may be considered geographically in terms of both their places of origin and their distribution.

Asian Religions and Cults

The religious demographics of Asia are diverse, with no single religion representing an absolute majority of the population.

  • Islam is the largest religion in Asia, with approximately 1.3 billion adherents as of 2022.

  • The second largest religion is Hinduism, with about 1.2 billion adherents on the continent.

  • Since the 1970s, the Muslim and Christian share of the Asian population has grown considerably throughout history.

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