Overview

As of 2010, there were 4,054,990,000 people of all ages living in Asia and the Pacific. About a quarter of the people in the region are Hindus (25%), while a similar percentage are Muslims (24%). More than one-in-five people in the Asia-Pacific region do not identify with any religion (21%), and a little more than one-in-ten are Buddhists (12%). The share of people in the region who are followers of folk or traditional religions – including Chinese folk religions and Australian aboriginal religions – is 9%. Christians comprise 7% of the region’s population, while Jews and adherents of other religions each make up less than 1% of the population.