How Many Buddhists Are There in the World?

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The number of Buddhists in the world is estimated at 200-500 million adherents but the generally agreed number is 350 million, which is 6 percent of the world's population. These statistics make the religion the worlds fourth largest in terms of numbers.
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Buddhism is a religion of the Asian continent it practices tranquillity and preaches peace to its followers. It is estimated that around 376 million Buddhists are in the world. Currently there are about 1.3 billion Chinese living in the People's Republic.
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