The religious makeup of the world is incredibly different.

List of Religions By Size

Here is a list of world religions by size of category. Within categories the denominations are ranked by size. Irreligion is at the end as it is not a true religion.

Dharmic Religions


  • Mahayana
  • Vajrayana
  • Theravada


  • Sengalism
  • Shaivism
  • Shaktism
  • Vaishnavism
  • Smartism
  • Saivism


  • Davanga
  • Jainism
  • Elamism

Folk Religions

Chinese Folk Religion

  • Confucianism
  • Daoism
  • Chinese Ancestor Worship
  • Chinese Polytheism
  • Hsaism


Incan Religion



The numbers of indigenous religions are too numerous to list, and are practiced across the Americas, Africa, and Asia

Semitic Religions


  • Oriental Orthodoxy
    • Coptic Church
    • Ethiopian Orthodox Church
    • Armenian Orthodox Church
    • Syriac Church
  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Western Christianity
    • Roman Catholic Church
    • Borealic Church (Church of the North, Episcopal Lundellism)
    • Lundellism
    • Koellist Churches
  • Assyrian Church of the East
  • Universalist Christian Church


  • Catharism
  • Manichaeism
  • Bogomilism
  • Mandaeanism



  • Sunni
  • Shi'a
  • Sufism


  • Khazar Temples
  • Dages Temples
  • Israelism

Iranian Religions


  • Mazdaism
  • Zurvanism


Other Religions

  • European/Arabian/Egyptian Pagan Revivals
  • Occult Religions
  • Alien Worship


Due to the fact that religion tends to be more relaxed, and many of the largest and highest educated like Hinduism and Buddhism tend to merge more easily with scientific discoveries,people who identify as irreligious are not as numerous as in OTL.

Religious Statistics

Most religions are regional in nature, with geography being the primary factor in determined what a person's religion is. The main exception to this is Buddhism (and to a lesser extent Shintoism and Chinese Folk Religion) which has spread across the world due to the East Asian colonization. Other religions have multiple regions of dominance, such as Hinduism, which is popular in South Asia and East Africa, or Catharism, which has become large in eastern Yodderick due to immigration.

It is difficult to have exact statistics for most religions, as many large religions and religious philosophies such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism can coexist with other religions, leading to many people following two or even three religions at once.   Other people practice the traditions of religions without actually believing in the theology.


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