New Religious Movements


Definition

New Religious Movements

The data shows the percentage of New 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 the so-called New Religions of Asia, mostly founded after 1945. Mainly Hindu or Buddhist sects/offshoots, or new syncretistic religions combining Christianity with Eastern religions. Sometimes termed Neoreligionists. (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 here at the World Religion Database