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Detailed map depicting the number of Astronists (2019)

Simplified map depicting the number of Astronists per country (2019)

Astronism by country
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Astronism by country

Astronism by country

Astronism by continent
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Astronism by country

A-D
Afghanistan · Albania · Algeria · Andorra · Angola · Antigua and Barbuda · Argentina · Armenia · Australia · Austria · Azerbaijan · The Bahamas · Bahrain · Bangladesh · Barbados · Belarus · Belgium · Belize · Benin · Bhutan · Bolivia · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Botswana · Brazil · Brunei · Bulgaria · Burkina Faso · Burundi · Cape Verde · Cambodia · Cameroon · Canada · Central African Republic · Chad · Chile · China · Colombia · Comoros · Congo, Democratic Republic of the · Congo, Republic of the · Costa Rica · Côte d'Ivoire · Croatia · Cuba · Cyprus · Czech Republic

E-H
Denmark · Djibouti · Dominica · Dominican Republic · East Timor · Ecuador · Egypt · El Salvador · Equatorial Guinea · Eritrea · Estonia · Ethiopia · Fiji · Finland · France · Gabon · The Gambia · Georgia · Germany · Ghana · Greece · Grenada · Guatemala · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Guyana · Haiti · Honduras · Hungary

I-L
Iceland · India · Indonesia · Iran · Iraq · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Jamaica · Japan · Jordan · Kazakhstan · Kenya · Kiribati · Korea, North · Korea, South · Kosovo · Kuwait · Kyrgyzstan · Laos · Latvia · Lebanon · Lesotho · Liberia · Libya · Liechtenstein · Lithuania · Luxembourg

M-P
Macedonia · Madagascar · Malawi · Malaysia · Maldives · Mali · Malta · Marshall Islands · Mauritania · Mauritius · Mexico · Micronesia · Moldova · Monaco · Mongolia · Montenegro · Morocco · Mozambique · Myanmar · Namibia · Nauru · Nepal · Netherlands · New Zealand · Nicaragua · Niger · Nigeria · Norway · Oman · Pakistan · Palau · Panama · Papua New Guinea · Paraguay · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal

Q-T
Qatar · Romania · Russia · Rwanda · Saint Kitts and Nevis · Saint Lucia · Saint Vincent and the Grenadines · Samoa · San Marino · São Tomé and Príncipe · Saudi Arabia · Senegal · Serbia · Seychelles · Sierra Leone · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · Solomon Islands · Somalia · South Africa · Spain · Sri Lanka · Sudan · South Sudan · Suriname · Swaziland · Sweden · Switzerland · Syria · Taiwan · Tajikistan · Tanzania · Thailand · Togo · Tonga · Trinidad and Tobago · Tunisia · Turkey · Turkmenistan · Tuvalu

U-Z
Uganda · Ukraine · United Arab Emirates · United Kingdom · United States · Uruguay · Uzbekistan · Vanuatu · Vatican City · Venezuela · Vietnam · Yemen · Zambia · Zimbabwe

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World Religions by Population Percentage

World Religions by Population Percentage

As of the year 2020, Astronism has more than 4.27 million adherents worldwide, out of a global total population of 7.8 billion people. Astronists represent a very small proportion of the global population proportionally 0.05%. The principal significant denomination representing Astronists is the Astronist Institution, which was conferred proprietorship over Astronism by Cometan as the founder of Astronism during his authorship of the Omnidoxy.

The study of the demographics of Astronists by Astronist and non-Astronist scholarship began just six years following the religion's official founding in 2013. Since then, an entire discipline has developed to deal with the study of Astronist populations on a global level, the concentrations and dispersions of such populations, and the differences in beliefs and practices between populations of Astronists. This discipline is known as geoastronology or astrogenology.

Astronism by country refers to the study of the demography of Astronism according to independent and dependent territories. From its inception, although Astronism may manifest itself in the form of being an ethnic tradition, or become interpreted in this way, it has and remains a universal tradition.

This means that one of its sole intentions is to spread to as many adherents as possible which is also a characteristic of its categorisation as an organised philosophy. The study of the way in which Astronism has been disseminated in a historically is referred to as disseminology, branches of which include tiritology and promulgative theory.

The nature of the organisation, functions, and depictions of Astronism in a society is therefore solely left to the governing body of The Institution with additional guidance sought from the Omnidoxy and from Astronist scholarship.

Like all major traditions of thought, the diversity of the tradition is as varied as the people that adhere to it or as diverse as the countries in which it holds a presence. With the intention of monitoring the expansion of Astronism and understanding how its growth occurs across different countries through various periods, the study of philosophical demographics as a branch of geoastronology was introduced by Cometan in the Omnidoxy.

Astronism is currently not recognised by any sovereign power as a religion in their respective country and as a direct result, repression and persecution of Astronists has occurred since the religion's founding.

The fact of Astronism's lack of recognition has also made it difficult to obtain accurate estimates on the number of Astronists per country, although the Astronist Institution continues to develop its methods in an attempt to make retrieve more reliable data on Astronist demographic statistics.

This page includes statistics of those whom identify as Astronist on the assumption that the word Astronist is synonymous with being a follower of the form of Astronism espoused by the Astronist Institution. From its inception, Astronism has existed in a digital form in the majority of countries worldwide which lead the way on the awareness of its beliefs and practices to a global level.

Studied by disseminologists, this phenomenon in which Astronism was instantly global from its inception and was forced to deal with such a vast global presence from its earliest days demonstrated a significant difference from how other more ancient and premodern religions disseminated themselves.

As a direct result of this, unlike other religions, Astronism has held a presence in every country since its founding years and the numbers of Astronists per country reflect this plateau of populations rather than concentrated masses.

From these results below, the countries with the highest proportions of Astronists include China, India, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Astronism is represented by the presence of the Astronist Institution, but Astronism is part of a wider tradition or collection of religions, namely the Astronic religions. This wider tradition of religions are represented by a network of Astronic Federations of which the Astronist Institution and other organisations are members.

Methodology

The figures produced as part of this study have been gathered by the Astronist Institution itself as part of their astrogenological department. The Demographics of Astronism report is produced and published yearly, usually in December following a month of data collection in November.

According to the Astronist Institution, the five countries with the largest numbers Astronists are, in decreasing order of the Astronist population, China, India, Nigeria, United States and the Philippines.

The Astronist Institution began compiling data on Astronist populations on a yearly basis from 2019 (six years after the founding of Astronism), specifically every November.

Statistics from the Astronist Institution regarding Astronist populations are collected according to estimates on those whom self-identify as Astronists. The Astronist Institution collects the numbers of Astronists nominally and transfers these numbers across to the proportion of Astronists per country.

The Astronist Institution represents the body of Astronist scholarship and non-Astronist scholarship on Astronist demography is represented by other organisations that are not Astronist in leaning.

Conflicting figures on the population of Astronists have existed since demographical records began in 2019, six years after the founding of Astronism. Such conflicting figures are largely different between Astronist scholarship and non-Astronist scholarship. However, due to the fluctuating nature of demographic statistics, the number of Astronists or religious populations otherwise are very difficult to continue to measure and maintain.

The study of Astronist populations are split according to independent territories, dependent territories, as well as regional and continental areas with an apolitical approach, usually in alignment with the United Nations considerations regarding which countries can be considered independent or otherwise based on general consensus of the status of certain territories.

Keeping neutral in the study of demographics of Astronists is important to the maintenance of the integrity of the Astronist Institution. However, the Astronist Institution has a tendency to reorient itself on the reactions of nations towards Astronism and the way in which Astronists are treated by the governments of different countries.

Essentially, the Astronist Institution takes a stance of neutrality initially and in reaction to the actions of other parties, may present political stances on the status of particular countries.

Maps depicting the populations of Astronists are always provided in tones of purple as purple is one of the principal colours representing the Astronist Institution. According to present policy, maps depicting Astronist populations will only be created once every three years. The current maps in use are the 2019 variants.

Astronist population by year

Statistics of the numbers of Astronists in the world were not calculated before the year 2019 and so data for Astronist demographics before this time remain unavailable.

Number of Astronists by year
Year Number of Astronists Percentage change (%) Source
2019 3,512,355 n/a Demographics of Astronism Report 2019
2020 4,272,439 +21% Demographics of Astronism Report 2020

Astronist demographic divisions by subregion

This section of the article presents how the Astronist Institution divides independent and dependent territories into subregions which are then used and referred to throughout all of its reports (unless a change is made by the Institution itself).

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Top ten

Top ten countries by Astronist population (2020)
Rank Country Astronists % Astronist
1 China 678,000 0.04
2 India 495,000 0.03
3 Nigeria 478,000 0.23
4 United States 450,000 0.13
5 Philippines 290,900 0.26
6 Indonesia 191,000 0.06
7 Spain 174,000 0.37
7 Mexico 171,000 0.13
8 United Kingdom 155,969 0.22
9 Portugal 61,900 0.6
10 Russia 53,700 0.03

By independent territory

For prior year's statistics of Astronist populations, go to country specific pages. Country total populations collected on 23rd October 2020.

Country Total population Astronists

(2019)

Astronists (2020) Percentage of total Intromator(s)
Afghanistan 38,928,346 100 150 0.0003%
Albania 2,877,797 500 579 0.02%
Algeria 43,851,044 1,000 1,753 0.003%
Andorra 77,285 100 140 0.18%
Angola 32,866,272 3,000 5,645 0.01%
Antigua and Barbuda 97,929 50 121 0.12%
Argentina 45,195,774 5,000 8,342 0.01%
Armenia 2,963,243 1,000 1,412 0.04%
Australia 25,499,884 45,000 47,325 0.18%
Austria 9,006,398 2,000 3,356 0.03%
Azerbaijan 10,139,177 100 363 0.003%
Bahamas 393,244 200 289 0.07%
Bahrain 1,701,575 100 128 0.007%
Bangladesh 164,689,383 13,000 17,487 0.01%
Barbados 287,375 200 291 0.1%
Belarus 9,449,323 100 467 0.004%
Belgium 11,589,623 4,000 6,667 0.05%
Belize 397,628 100 392 0.09%
Benin 12,123,200 1,000 2,991 0.02%
Bhutan 771,608 20 26 0.003%
Bolivia 11,673,021 500 1,790 0.01%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,280,819 1,000 1,467 0.04%
Botswana 2,351,627 1,000 1,221 0.05%
Brazil 212,559,417 9,000 18,919 0.008%
Brunei 437,479 50 75 0.01%
Bulgaria 6,948,445 1,000 1,344 0.01%
Burkina Faso 20,903,273 1,000 1,934 0.009%
Burundi 11,890,784 4,300 5,800 0.04%
Cambodia 16,718,965 500 919 0.005%
Cameroon 26,545,863 2,000 3,134 0.01%
Canada 37,742,154 10,000 13,756 0.03%
Cape Verde 555,987 100 128 0.02%
Central African Republic 4,829,767 100 193 0.003%
Chad 16,425,864 300 388 0.002%
Chile 19,116,201 2,000 2,748 0.01%
China 1,439,323,776 500,000 678,000 0.04%
Colombia 50,882,891 3,000 5,570 0.01%
Comoros 869,601 20 22 0.002%
Congo, Republic of 89,561,403 3,000 16,857 0.01%
Congo, Democratic Republic of 5,518,087 10,000 15,558 0.1%
Costa Rica 5,094,118 2,000 2,577 0.05%
Côte d'Ivoire 26,378,274 5,000 7,582 0.02%
Croatia 4,105,267 1,000 1,757 0.04%
Cuba 11,326,616 1,000 1,024 0.009%
Cyprus 1,207,359 500 590 0.04%
Czech Republic 10,708,981 5,000 9,565 0.08%
Denmark 5,792,202 6,000 6,858 0.11%
Djibouti 988,000 100 111 0.01%
Dominica 71,986 50 61 0.08%
Dominican Republic 10,847,910 1,000 1,454 0.01%
Ecuador 17,643,054 1,500 1,785 0.01%
Egypt 102,334,404 7,000 10,121 0.009%
El Salvador 6,486,205 1,000 1,321 0.02%
Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 60 69 0.004%
Eritrea 3,546,421 50 51 0.001%
Estonia 1,326,535 3,000 5,688 0.42%
Eswatini 1,160,164 800 850 0.07%
Ethiopia 114,963,588 5,000 8,477 0.007%
Fiji 896,445 120 149 0.01%
Finland 5,540,720 1,750 1,890 0.03%
France 65,273,511 9,500 11,745 0.01%
Gabon 2,225,734 200 301 0.01%
Gambia 2,416,668 140 290 0.01%
Georgia 3,989,167 260 265 0.006%
Germany 83,783,942 45,000 51,657 0.06%
Ghana 31,072,940 1,000 3,890 0.01%
Greece 10,423,054 14,000 16,073 0.15%
Grenada 112,523 100 134 0.11%
Guatemala 17,915,568 1,500 2,320 0.01%
Guinea 13,132,795 3,200 3,998 0.03%
Guinea-Bissau 1,968,001 650 710 0.03%
Guyana 786,552 300 378 0.04%
Haiti 11,402,528 2,000 2,784 0.02%
Honduras 9,904,607 3,000 5,768 0.05%
Hungary 9,660,351 1,600 2,194 0.02%
Iceland 341,243 2,650 2,910 0.85%
India 1,380,004,385 454,000 495,000 0.03%
Indonesia 273,523,615 148,000 191,000 0.06%
Iran 83,992,949 2,340 2,414 0.002%
Iraq 40,222,493 8,530 8,984 0.02%
Ireland 4,937,786 3,000 4,895 0.09%
Israel 8,655,535 4,340 5,854 0.06%
Italy 60,461,826 18,560 21,340 0.03%
Jamaica 2,961,167 1,400 1,891 0.06%
Japan 126,476,461 5,000 7,555 0.005%
Jordan 10,203,134 1,770 1,911 0.01%
Kazakhstan 18,776,707 1,200 1,342 0.007%
Kenya 53,771,296 16,000 17,002 0.03%
Kiribati 119,449 440 442 0.3%
Korea, North 25,778,816 0 0 0%
Korea, South 51,269,185 19,450 21,758 0.04%
Kosovo 1,811,249 400 789 0.04%
Kuwait 4,270,571 150 161 0.003%
Kyrgyzstan 6,524,195 200 289 0.004%
Laos 7,275,560 570 589 0.008%
Latvia 1,886,198 300 492 0.02%
Lebanon 6,825,445 450 685 0.01%
Lesotho 2,142,249 390 591 0.02%
Liberia 5,057,681 1,120 1,191 0.02%
Libya 6,871,292 50 59 0.0008%
Liechtenstein 38,128 20 27 0.07%
Lithuania 2,722,289 700 734 0.02%
Luxembourg 625,978 530 611 0.09%
Madagascar 27,691,018 17,800 20,000 0.07%
Malawi 19,129,952 13,500 15,200 0.07%
Malaysia 32,365,999 4,560 5,111 0.01%
Maldives 540,544 0 2 0.0003%
Mali 20,250,833 1,200 1,403 0.006%
Malta 441,543 360 421 0.09%
Marshall Islands 59,190 370 399 0.67%
Mauritania 4,649,658 60 64 0.001%
Mauritius 1,271,768 40 345 0.02%
Mexico 128,932,753 157,000 171,000 0.13%
Micronesia, Federated States of 115,023 150 154 0.13%
Moldova 4,033,963 1,800 1,809 0.04%
Monaco 39,242 0 4 0.01%
Mongolia 3,278,290 3,600 3,918 0.11%
Montenegro 628,066 450 554 0.08%
Morocco 36,910,560 3,600 3,991 0.01%
Mozambique 31,255,435 33,000 35,184 0.11%
Myanmar 54,409,800 5,700 5,988 0.01%
Namibia 2,540,905 4,650 4,798 0.18%
Nauru 10,824 20 29 0.26%
Nepal 29,136,808 2,500 2,877 0.009%
Netherlands 17,134,872 25,600 27,890 0.16%
New Zealand 4,822,233 49,000 51,870 1.07%
Nicaragua 6,624,554 2,800 3,019 0.04%
Niger 24,206,644 4,300 5,050 0.02%
Nigeria 206,139,589 305,000 478,000 0.23%
North Macedonia 2,083,374 3,500 3,900 0.18%
Norway 5,421,241 16,000 16,700 0.3%
Oman 5,106,626 4,700 4,790 0.09%
Pakistan 220,892,340 12,200 15,500 0.007%
Palau 18,094 60 69 0.38%
Panama 4,314,767 6,600 7,400 0.17%
Papua New Guinea 8,947,024 1,800 2,000 0.02%
Paraguay 7,132,538 5,400 5,900 0.08%
Peru 32,971,854 3,000 4,500 0.01%
Philippines 109,581,078 275,400 290,900 0.26%
Poland 37,846,611 6,500 8,700 0.02%
Portugal 10,196,709 60,600 61,900 0.6%
Qatar 2,860,853 100 130 0.004%
Romania 19,237,691 7,900 8,500 0.04%
Russia 145,934,462 51,600 53,700 0.03%
Rwanda 12,952,218 800 1,000 0.007%
Saint Kitts & Nevis 53,199 350 355 0.66%
Saint Lucia 183,627 800 844 0.45%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,940 240 250 0.22%
Samoa 198,414 145 154 0.07%
San Marino 33,931 260 290 0.85%
São Tomé and Príncipe 219,159 300 305 0.13%
Saudi Arabia 34,813,871 400 440 0.001%
Senegal 16,743,927 2,600 2,900 0.01%
Serbia 8,737,371 8,000 9,000 0.1%
Seychelles 98,347 50 52 0.05%
Sierra Leone 7,976,983 160 500 0.006%
Singapore 5,850,342 10,100 11,000 0.18%
Slovakia 5,459,642 17,000 19,500 0.35%
Slovenia 2,078,938 6,000 7,000 0.33%
Solomon Islands 686,884 375 450 0.06%
Somalia 15,893,222 0 0 0%
South Africa 59,308,690 29,500 30,800 0.05%
South Sudan 11,193,725 3,000 4,000 0.03%
Spain 46,754,778 167,000 174,000 0.37%
Sri Lanka 21,413,249 3,400 3,900 0.01%
Sudan 43,849,260 150 2,000 0.004%
Suriname 586,632 120 190 0.03%
Sweden 10,099,265 38,000 38,900 0.38%
Switzerland 8,654,622 24,000 25,505 0.29%
Syria 17,500,658 100 300 0.001%
Taiwan 23,816,775 17,500 19,009 0.07%
Tajikistan 9,537,645 50 53 0.0005%
Tanzania 59,734,218 13,000 14,696 0.02%
Thailand 69,799,978 9,400 10,889 0.01%
Timor-Leste 1,318,445 100 123 0.009%
Togo 8,278,724 27,600 28,900 0.34%
Tonga 105,695 900 1,000 0.94%
Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,488 600 780 0.05%
Tunisia 11,818,619 200 400 0.003%
Turkey 84,339,067 5,800 6,200 0.007%
Turkmenistan 6,031,200 100 150 0.002%
Tuvalu 11,792 60 65 0.55%
Uganda 45,741,007 16,500 19,995 0.04%
Ukraine 43,733,762 23,000 24,000 0.05%
United Arab Emirates 9,890,402 430 713 0.007%
United Kingdom 67,886,011 146,000 155,969 0.22% Cometan
United States 331,002,651 358,000 450,000 0.13%
Uruguay 3,473,730 330 513 0.01%
Uzbekistan 33,469,203 100 200 0.0005%
Vanuatu 307,145 390 450 0.14%
Vatican City 801 0 0 0%
Venezuela 28,435,940 2,850 4,099 0.01%
Vietnam 97,338,579 24,600 29,790 0.03%
Yemen 29,825,964 50 90 0.0003%
Zambia 18,383,955 4,500 5,444 0.02%
Zimbabwe 14,862,924 3,400 6,996 0.04%
Total 7,775,638,531

3,512,355

4,245,224 n/a

By dependent or disputed territory

Astronism by dependent territory
Territory Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists (2019)
Abkhazia 240,000 190 100
Åland Islands 29,789 n/a n/a
American Samoa 55,465 267 50
Anguilla 14,869 178 50
Artsakh 150,932 40 30
Aruba 105,845 300 200
Bermuda 62,506 180 100
Bonaire 20,104 109 100
British Virgin Islands 30,030 256 250
Cayman Islands 64,174 166 150
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 n/a n/a
Cook Islands 17,518 104 100
Curaçao 25,979 298 250
Easter Island 5,761 22 20
Falkland Islands 3,234 56 50
Faroe Islands 48,497 100 80
French Guiana 290,832 689 600
French Polynesia 279,287 510 460
Gibraltar 33,701 101 45
Greenland 56,672 69 50
Guadeloupe 446,928 340 200
Guam 165,768 400 100
Hong Kong 7,371,730 12,000 7,000
Martinique 375,673 560 400
Macau 631,636 1,000 800
Mayotte 270,372 250 240
Montserrat 5,900 n/a n/a
New Caledonia 278,500 890 700
Niue 1,615 23 20
Norfolk Island 2,169 25 0
Northern Mariana Islands 56,188 175 100
Northern Cyprus 326,000 n/a n/a
Palestinian Territories and West Bank 4,817,000 540 300
Pitcairn Islands 50 0 0
Puerto Rico 2,933,408 5,900 3,000
Réunion 888,927 515 500
Saba 1,915 n/a n/a
Saint Barthélemy 9,131 n/a n/a
Saint Helena 6,059 27 25
Saint Martin 37,264 n/a n/a
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,822 39 30
Sint Eustatius 3,138 n/a n/a
Sint Maarten 42,388 139 40
Somaliland 3,508,000 n/a n/a
South Ossetia 53,532 120 50
Tokelau 1,340 10 0
Transnistria 469,000 59 50
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,446 184 70
U.S. Virgin Islands 104,680 250 200
Wallis and Futuna 11,432 134 25
Western Sahara 513,000 35 30
Total

20,624,560

27,250

15,985

By region

Africa

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Algeria 43,053,054 1,753 1,000
Angola 31,825,295 5,645 3,000
Benin 11,801,151 2,991 1,000
Botswana 2,303,697 1,221 1,000
Burkina Faso 20,321,378 18,919 1,000
Burundi 11,530,580 5,800 4,300
Cameroon 25,876,380 3,134 2,000
Cape Verde 549,935 128 100
Central African Republic 16,486,542 193 100
Chad 25,876,380 388 300
Comoros 850,886 22 20
Congo, Republic of 5,380,508 5,558 3,000
Congo, Democratic Republic of 86,790,567 16,857 10,000
Côte d'Ivoire 25,716,544 7,582 5,000
Djibouti 973,560 111 100
Egypt 100,388,073 10,121 7,000
Equatorial Guinea 1,355,986 69 60
Eritrea 3,497,117 51 50
Eswatini 1,148,130 850 800
Ethiopia 112,078,730 8,477 5,000
Gabon 2,172,579 301 200
Gambia 2,347,706 290 140
Ghana 30,417,856 3,890 1,000
Guinea 12,771,246 3,998 3,200
Guinea-Bissau 1,920,922 710 650
Kenya 52,573,973 17,002 16,000
Lesotho 2,125,268 591 390
Liberia 4,937,374 1,191 1,120
Libya 6,777,452 59 50
Madagascar 26,969,307 20,000 17,800
Malawi 18,628,747 15,200 13,500
Mali 19,658,031 1,403 1,200
Mauritania 4,525,696 64 60
Mauritius 1,269,668 345 40
Morocco 36,471,769 3,991 3,600
Mozambique 30,366,036 35,184 33,000
Namibia 2,494,530 4,798 4,650
Niger 23,310,715 5,050 4,300
Nigeria 200,963,599 478,000 305,000
Rwanda 12,626,950 1,000 800
São Tomé and Príncipe 215,056 305 300
Senegal 16,296,364 2,900 2,600
Seychelles 97,739 52 50
Sierra Leone 7,813,215 500 160
Somalia 15,442,905 0 0
South Africa 58,558,270 30,800 29,500
South Sudan 11,062,113 4,000 3,000
Sudan 42,813,238 2,000 150
Tanzania 58,005,463 14,696 13,000
Togo 8,082,366 28,900 27,600
Tunisia 11,694,719 400 200
Uganda 44,269,594 19,995 16,500
Zambia 17,861,030 5,444 4,500
Zimbabwe 14,645,468 6,996 3,400
Total

1,308,279,251

~783,105

552,490

Asia

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Afghanistan 38,041,754 150 100
Armenia 2,957,731 1,412 1,000
Azerbaijan 10,047,718 363 100
Bahrain 1,641,172 128 100
Bangladesh 163,046,161 17,487 13,000
Bhutan 763,092 26 20
Cambodia 16,486,542 919 500
China 1,433,786,686 678,000 500,000
Georgia 3,996,765 265 260
India 1,366,417,754 495,000 454,000
Indonesia 270,625,568 191,000 148,000
Iran 82,913,906 2,414 2,340
Iraq 39,309,783 8,984 8,530
Israel 8,519,377 5,854 4,340
Japan 126,860,301 7,555 5,000
Jordan 10,101,694 1,911 1,770
Kazakhstan 18,551,427 1,342 1,200
Korea, North 25,666,161 0 0
Korea, South 51,225,308 21,758 19,450
Kuwait 4,207,083 161 150
Kyrgyzstan 6,415,850 289 200
Laos 7,169,455 589 570
Lebanon 6,855,713 685 450
Malaysia 31,949,777 5,111 4,560
Maldives 530,953 2 0
Mongolia 3,225,167 3,918 3,600
Myanmar 54,045,420 5,988 5,700
Nepal 28,608,710 2,877 2,500
Oman 4,974,986 4,790 4,700
Pakistan 216,565,318 15,500 12,200
Philippines 108,116,615 290,900 275,400
Qatar 2,832,067 130 100
Saudi Arabia 34,268,528 440 400
Singapore 5,804,337 11,000 10,100
Sri Lanka 21,323,733 3,900 3,400
Syria 17,070,135 300 100
Taiwan 23,773,876 19,009 17,500
Tajikistan 9,321,018 53 50
Thailand 69,625,582 10,889 9,400
Timor-Leste 1,293,119 123 195
Turkey 83,429,615 6,200 5,800
Turkmenistan 5,942,089 150 100
United Arab Emirates 9,770,529 713 430
Uzbekistan 32,981,716 200 100
Vietnam 96,462,106 29,790 24,600
Yemen 29,161,922 90 50
Total

4,601,371,198

1,862,210

1,542,065

Central America and the Caribbean

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Antigua and Barbuda 97,118 121 50
Bahamas 389,482 289 200
Barbados 287,025 291 200
Belize 390,353 392 100
Costa Rica 5,047,561 2,577 2,000
Cuba 11,333,483 1,024 1,000
Dominica 71,808 61 50
Dominican Republic 10,738,958 1,454 1,000
El Salvador 6,453,553 1,321 1,000
Grenada 112,003 134 100
Guatemala 17,581,472 2,320 1,500
Haiti 11,263,077 2,784 2,000
Honduras 9,746,117 5,768 3,000
Jamaica 2,948,279 1,891 1,400
Mexico 128,932,753 171,000 0.13%
Nicaragua 6,545,502 3,019 2,800
Panama 4,246,439 7,400 6,600
Saint Kitts & Nevis 52,823 355 350
Saint Lucia 182,790 844 800
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,589 250 240
Trinidad and Tobago 1,394,973 780 600
Total

219,982,925

204,075

24,990

Europe

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Albania 2,880,917 579 500
Andorra 55,312 140 100
Austria 8,955,102 3,356 2,000
Belarus 9,452,411 467 100
Belgium 11,539,328 6,667 4,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,301,000 1,467 1,000
Bulgaria 7,000,119 1,344 1,000
Croatia 4,130,304 1,757 1,000
Cyprus 1,198,575 590 500
Czech Republic 10,689,209 9,565 5,000
Denmark 5,771,876 6,858 6,000
Estonia 1,325,648 5,688 3,000
Finland 5,532,156 1,890 1,750
France 65,129,728 11,745 9,500
Germany 83,517,045 51,657 45,000
Greece 10,473,455 16,073 14,000
Hungary 9,684,679 2,194 1,600
Iceland 339,031 2,910 2,650
Ireland 4,882,495 4,895 3,000
Italy 60,550,075 18,560 18,560
Kosovo 1,809,280 789 400
Latvia 1,906,743 492 300
Liechtenstein 38,019 27 20
Lithuania 2,759,627 734 700
Luxembourg 615,729 611 530
Malta 440,372 421 360
Moldova 4,043,263 1,809 1,800
Monaco 38,964 4 0
Montenegro 627,987 554 450
Netherlands 17,097,130 27,890 25,600
North Macedonia 2,083,459 3,900 3,500
Norway 5,378,857 16,700 16,000
Poland 37,887,768 8,700 6,500
Portugal 10,226,187 61,900 60,600
Romania 19,364,557 8,500 7,900
Russia 145,872,256 53,700 51,600
San Marino 33,860 290 260
Serbia 8,772,235 9,000 8,000
Slovakia 5,457,013 19,500 17,000
Slovenia 2,078,654 7,000 6,000
Spain 46,736,776 174,000 167,000
Sweden 10,036,379 38,900 38,000
Switzerland 8,591,365 25,505 24,000
Ukraine 43,993,638 24,000 23,000
United Kingdom 67,530,172 155,969 146,000
Vatican City 799 0 0
Total

747,182,751

789,725

725,780

North America

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Canada 37,411,047 13,756 10,000
United States 329,064,917 450,000 358,000
Total

366,475,964

463,756

525,000

Oceania

Country Total population Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

American Samoa 55,465 267 50
Australia 25,203,198 47,325 45,000
British Indian Ocean Territory 2,500 0 0
Cook Islands 17,548 104 100
Easter Island 5,761 22 20
Federated States of Micronesia 113,815 154 150
Fiji 889,953 149 120
French Polynesia 279,287 510 460
Guam 167,294 400 100
Kiribati 116,398 442 440
Marshall Islands 58,791 399 370
Nauru 13,649 29 20
New Caledonia 282,750 890 700
New Zealand 4,783,063 51,870 49,000
Niue 1,615 23 20
Norfolk Island 2,169 25 0
Northern Mariana Islands 56,188 175 100
Palau 18,008 69 60
Papua New Guinea 8,776,109 2,000 1,800
Pitcairn Islands 50 0 0
Samoa 197,097 154 145
Solomon Islands 669,823 450 375
Tokelau 1,499 10 0
Tonga 104,494 1,000 900
Tuvalu 11,192 65 60
Vanuatu 276,244 450 390
Wallis and Futuna 11,558 134 25
Total

42,184,223

107,116

100,405

South America

Country Total population (2019) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Argentina 44,780,677 8,342 5,000
Bolivia 11,513,100 1,790 500
Brazil 211,049,527 18,919 15,000
Chile 37,411,047 2,748 2,000
Colombia 50,339,443 5,570 3,000
Ecuador 17,373,662 1,785 1,500
Guyana 782,766 378 300
Paraguay 7,044,636 5,900 5,400
Peru 32,510,453 4,500 3,000
Suriname 581,372 190 120
Uruguay 3,461,734 513 330
Venezuela 28,515,829 4,099 2,850
South America

420,458,044

54,734

39,000

Totals

World (independent and dependent territories)

Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
World 7,794,798,739 4,272,439 0.054
Total

7,794,798,739

4,272,439

0.054

Africa

Astronism in Africa (2019)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central Africa 248,934,872 45,460 0.0182
East Africa 313,297,921 88,700 0.0283
North Africa 241,780,768 12,030 0.00497
Southern Africa 66,629,895 36,340 0.0545
West Africa 389,849,871 354,130 0.0908
Total

1,260,493,327

536,660

0.0425

Americas

Astronism in the Americas (2020)
Reigon Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central America and the Caribbean 219,982,925 204,075 0.092
North America 366,475,964 463,756 0.126
South America 420,458,044 54,734 0.013
Total

1,005,559,709

588,990

0.0585

Asia

Astronism in Asia (2019)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central Asia 73,212,100 1,650 0.0022
East Asia 1,672,611,098 553,350 0.033
South Asia 1,835,297,475 485,220 0.0264
Southeast Asia 607,018,317 473,375 0.0779
Total

4,188,138,990

1,513,595

0.0361

Europe

Astronism in Europe (2019)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Eastern Europe 325,120,767 140,350 0.0431
Northern Europe 27,163,468 64,530 0.237
Southern Europe 129,749,112 261,380 0.201
Western Europe 267,935,077 259,650 0.0969
Total

749,968,424

725,910

0.0967

Middle East

Astronism in the Middle East (2019)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Middle East 440,261,583 36,560 0.0083
Total

440,261,583

36,560

0.0083

Oceania

Astronism in Oceania (2019)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Australasia 29,986,261 94,000 0.313
Melanesia 10,908,528 2,705 0.0247
Micronesia 562,617 1,240 0.22
Polynesia 685,536 1,780 0.259
Total

42,142,942

99,725

0.236

Arab world

Astronism in the Arab world
Region Total population (2020) Astronist (2020) % Astronist
Arab world 429,000,000 37,393 0.00871
Total

429,000,000

37,393

0.00871

Astronist population dynamics

Region Astronists (2020) % of the Astronist population Follower dynamics
World 4,272,439 100% Growing
Africa 783,105 18.3% Growing
Americas 729,730 17% Growing
Asia 1,862,210 43.5% Growing
Europe 789,725 18.4% Growing
Oceania 107,116 2.5% Growing

Astronism and other religions

Astronists and other religious populations by region of the world (2020)
Region Total Astronist Buddhist Christian Folk religion Jewish Hindu Muslim Other

World

7,794,798,739 4,272,439 ~522,000,000 2,400,000,000 712,000,000 13,682,017 1,250,000,000 1,900,000,000 58,817,765

Africa

1,340,598,147 783,105 500,000 526,016,926 ~100,000,000 61,910 2,013,705 600,000,000 1,815,728
Americas 1,022,831,978 729,730 4,270,000 797,910,000 10,987,250 6,356,580 2,030,904 8,000,000 3,237,367

Asia

4,641,054,775 1,862,210 515,000,000 375,905,000 600,000,000 5,685,517 1,175,000,000 1,200,000,000 52,639,460
Europe 747,636,026 789,725 2,000,000 565,560,000 1,000,000 1,457,920 2,806,344 50,000,000 876,180
Oceania 42,677,813 107,116 1,000,000 25,754,000 250,000 120,090 791,615 700,000 249,030
Demographics of religions (2020)
Religion Adherents Percentage Tradition
Christianity 2.4 billion 31.1% Abrahamic
Islam 1.9 billion 24.9% Abrahamic
Hinduism 1.25 billion 15.6% Dharmic
Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.2 billion 15.2% n/a
Chinese traditional religion (includes Taoism and Confucianism) 578 million 7.4% Taoic
Buddhism 520 million 6.7% Dharmic
African traditional religions 100 million 1.2% Indigenous
Falun Gong 70 million 0.9% Taoic
Sikhism 26 million 0.3% Dharmic
Spiritism 15 million 0.19% Spiritualistic
Judaism 14.7 million 0.18% Abrahamic
Yiguandao 14 million 0.18% Taoic
Bahá’í Faith 7 million 0.09% Abrahamic
Jainism 6 million 0.07% Dharmic
Astronism 4.27 million 0.05% Astronic
Shinto 4 million 0.05% Taoic
Cao Dai 4 million 0.05% Taoic
Cheondoism 2.9 million 0.03% Taoic
Zoroastrianism 2.6 million 0.03% Iranian
Tenrikyo 2 million 0.02% Taoic
Weixinism 1.3 million 0.016% Taoic
Neo-Paganism (includes Wicca) 1 million 0.01% Pagan
Unitarian Universalism 0.8 million 0.01% Abrahamic
Druze 0.8 million 0.01% Abrahamic
Rastafarianism 0.6 million 0.007% Abrahamic
Bon 0.6 million 0.007% Taoic

See also

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