What Is The Biggest Religion In China?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In China people largely follow Buddhism. It was in India that Buddhism originated and one can see that it became popular in all walks of life in China. Along with that there are other religions like Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism and other folk religions that the Chinese follow.

The statistics of the religions that are being followed in China are as follows

• Eight per cent of the Chinese population follows Buddhism.
• The percentage of those following Taoists is not known, however there are more than 25,000 Taoist monks and nuns.
• The Muslim population in China stands at number three with 1.4 per cent.
• Protestant Christian population counts up to 2.5%
• The percentage of Catholic Christians is 0.4%

There is some complication in the study of religion in China as the Chinese religious beliefs do have the concepts of a sacred and spiritual world; however on the other side they do not invoke the concept of God.
Akshay Kalbag Profile
Akshay Kalbag answered
Buddhism is the largest organised religion in the People's Republic of China. It was introduced into China from India during the Han dynasty. However, it is now one of the most widely followed religions in China. It enjoyed the support of both the commoners and the emperors in China, and their patronage allowed Buddhism to spread across the country. Nowadays, one out of every four or five Chinese is a Buddhist.

Traditional Chinese also worshipped heaven and the elements of nature as a supreme, omnipotent, omnipresent and supernatural force during the reign of the Qing Dynasty. It was an official orthodox religion of China at the time, and most worshippers of heaven were monotheists. This was before the spread of other religions like Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Christianity in China. Three or five out of every 100 Chinese are Muslims. While Islam took the Silk Route to enter China in the seventh century, Christianity in the country owes its establishment of the Jesuit priests and the Ming Dynasty.

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