10 RELIGIONS IN ASIA
Judaism is the predominant religion in Israel, which has a nominal Jewish population of about 7 million, though the matter of distinguishing Jewish religious, cultural and ethnic identity is a complex one
Christianity is a widespread minority religion in Asia. Only five countries are predominantly Christian,Cyprus which is predominantly Greek Orthodox, the Philippines, which is the 3rd largest Roman Catholicnation in the world, East Timor, Armenia, and Georgia. South Korea has the largest percentage of Protestant believers in all of Asia, with believers accounting for 18.3% of the population.
Islam is the largest religion in Asia with approx. 1 billion adherents. South Asia and Southeast Asia are home of the most populous Muslim countries, with Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh having more than 100 million adherents each. According toU.S. government figures, in 2006 there were 20 million Muslims in China. In the Western Asia, the non-Arab countries of Iran andTurkey are the largest Muslim-majority countries. In South Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the countries with the largest Muslim-majority. .
Confucianism was founded in China by the famous philosopher, Kǒng Fūzǐ (more commonly known in English-speaking countries as Confucius. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and quasi-religious thought that has had tremendous influence on the culture and history of East Asia. Some consider it to be the state religion of East Asian countries because of governmental promotion of Confucian values. Today the Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese diaspora has brought Confucianism to the world.
Taoism (modernly: Daoism) is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (modernly romanized as "Dao"). The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese...
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