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Buddhists as percent of the total population, 2013:

The average for 2013 based on 21 countries was 36.4 percent. The highest value was in Thailand: 94.7 percent and the lowest value was in Bangladesh: 0.6 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2013. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The Cline Center for Democracy
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Countries Percent Buddhist, 2013 Global rank Available data
Thailand 94.7 1 1960 - 2013
Cambodia 94.5 2 1960 - 2013
Burma 82.4 3 1960 - 2013
Sri Lanka 73.2 4 1960 - 2013
Japan 71.3 5 1960 - 2013
Bhutan 70.5 6 1960 - 2013
Laos 53 7 1960 - 2013
Mongolia 52.3 8 1960 - 2013
Vietnam 50.4 9 1960 - 2013
Singapore 46.1 10 1965 - 2013
Taiwan 21.1 11 1960 - 2013
Malaysia 20.2 12 1960 - 2013
South Korea 17.2 13 1960 - 2013
Nepal 9 14 1960 - 2013
New Zealand 2.3 15 1960 - 2013
Oman 1.9 16 1960 - 2013
Canada 1.5 17 1960 - 2013
Australia 1.4 18 1960 - 2013
India 0.8 19 1960 - 2013
Bangladesh 0.6 20 1971 - 2013
Indonesia 0.6 21 1960 - 2013



Definition: Buddhists as percent of the total population.

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