The latest poll on India’s religious demographics shows the country has one of the highest percentages of Muslims and Christians in the world, while Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and others are among the least.
In India, the religious demographics in 2017 showed that more than 70% of the country’s population was Hindu, followed by 29% Christians, 15% Muslims and 4% Buddhists.
The next most religious category, with more than 1% of Indian population, is Sikh, with 4.9% Hindus, 2.6% Muslims, 1.8% Buddharies and 1.6%, Parsis.
The Hindu religion, or religion of Lord Vishnu, has become a powerful political force in India.
This week, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the elections for the country´s parliament in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is the nation´s largest.
In the next two years, as many as 30 new state assemblies in India will be elected in the country.
These new assemblies will be able to enact new laws, which will then be put to the voters in the upcoming 2019 general elections.
This year, the BJP government will appoint a religious affairs minister.
The religious demographics show that the Hindu majority has remained relatively stable in India since 1991.
The country is home to more than 3.2 billion Hindus, of which some 11% are Muslims.
The other 1% are Christians and Muslims.
The current Muslim population in India is estimated to be about 14 million.
The largest group of Hindu converts to Christianity is the Baha’i Faith.
The Bahaʻi faith, which emerged in India in 1882, has over 2.2 million followers in India today.