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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Who We Are (2/12)
Section - Question 2.22: How many Jews are in the world?

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                                  Answer:
   
   Any count of Jews in the world is just an estimate, due to the
   difficulties of defining exactly who is a Jew and the lack of formal
   surveys. However, according to the [5]Information Please
   ([6]http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001484.html), a 1998 estimate is
   as follows:
                                                  Latin    North    Europe/
Rank  Religion      Total     %  Africa    Asia  America  America    Russia  Oc
eania
   1  Christians 1,943.0M 32.8%  356.3M  283.7M   462.9M   256.9M    558.7M
24.5M
   2  Affiliated 1,835.4M 31.0%  323.8M  275.8M   456.9M   222.7%    536.1M
20.0M
      Christians

   3  Muslims    1,164.6M 19.6%  315.0M  812.0M     1.6M     4.3M     31.4M
0.2M
   4  Roman      1,026.5M 17.3%  114.3M  106.4M   442.8M    69.5M    286.1M
7.3M
      Catholics
   5  Hindus       761.7M 12.8%    2.4M  755.5M     0.8M     1.3M      1.4M
0.3M
   6  Nonreligious 759.7M 12.8%    4.9M  600.8M    15.3M    27.5M    108.0M
3.2M
   7  Chinese      379.2M  6.4%    0.03M 377.8M     0.2M     0.8M      0.25M
0.06M
      Folk Rel.
   8  Other        373.8M  6.3%   74.8M  143.0M    44.3M    83.5M     25.6M
2.5M
      Christians

   9  Buddhists    353.8M  6.0%    0.1M  348.8M     0.6M     2.4M      1.5M
0.3M
  10  Protestants  316.4M  5.3%   74.4M   44.0M    45.3M    69.4M     76.8M
6.5M
  11  Ethnic Rel.  248.6M  4.2%   97.2M  148.2M     1.2M     0.4M      1.3M
0.26M
  12  Orthodox     213.7M  3.6%   33.7M   15.2M     0.5M     4.9M    158.8M
0.68M
      Christians
  13  Atheists     149.9M  2.5%    0.4M  121.5M     2.7M     1.6M     23.4M
0.36M
  14  Unaffil.     107.7M  1.8%   32.5M    7.9M     6.0M    34.2M     22.6M
4.4M
  15  New Age      100.2M  1.7%    0.03M  98.5M     0.60M    0.76M     0.15M
0.05M
  16  Anglicans     63.7M  1.1%   27.96M   0.86M    0.85M    3.2M     25.6M
5.2M
  17  Sikhs         22.3M  0.4%    0.05M  21.5M      --      0.5M      0.24M
0.01M
  18  Jews          14.1M  0.2%    0.23M  4.14M     1.12M    5.99M     2.53M
0.1M

   As one can see, Jews make up a very small percentage of the people in
   the world.

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