Chinese Folk Religion


Definition

Chinese Folk Religion

The data shows the percentage of Chinese Folk Religionists by country for the year 2010.

For display purposes the data shows the major religions, displayed as a percentage (over 1 percent) by country. Countries where data is less than 1 percent are shown in grey.

Data Definition: Followers of indigenous religions of China, representing an amalgamation of beliefs and practices that can include: universism (yin/yang cosmology with dualities earth/heaven, evil/good, darkness/light), worship of ancestors/gods/goddesses/spirits, divination, sacrifices, and elements from Taoism, Confucianism, neo-Confucianism, and/or Buddhism. (Source: World Religion Database: Standard names and definitions for the 18 top-level religions, November 2014)

Data Source: Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. Grim, eds. World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, August 2014)

Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology and definitions for this data at the World Religion Database