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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 2021, Astronism has more than 4.7 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 0.06%. 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.

Demographics of Astronism Report

Main article: Demographics of Astronism Report

The Demographics of Astronism Report is an annual report published by the Astronist Institution via Astronism.com that gives an account of the state of Astronism in every country and territory in the world principally in terms of demographics but also Astronism's legal and sociocultural status in each country or territory.

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
2021 4,701,740 +10% Demographics of Astronism Report 2021

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).

Africa

Americas

Asia

Europe

Oceania

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Top ten

Top ten countries by Astronist population (2021)
Rank Country Astronists % Astronist
1 China 706,576 0.04
2 India 576,378 0.04
3 United States 537,843 0.16
4 Nigeria 511,485 0.24
5 Philippines 323,955 0.29
6 Indonesia 202,234 0.07
7 Mexico 189,845 0.14
8 Spain 177,848 0.38
9 United Kingdom 160,193 0.23
10 Portugal 62,402 0.61

By independent territory

For prior year's statistics of Astronist populations, go to country specific pages. Country populations compiled on 30th December 2021.

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Percentage of total Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Intromator(s)
Afghanistan 39,835,428 200 0.0005% 150 100
Albania 2,872,933 618 0.02% 579 500
Algeria 44,616,624 1,823 0.004% 1,753 1,000
Andorra 77,355 159 0.2% 140 100
Angola 33,933,610 5,704 0.01% 5,645 3,000
Antigua and Barbuda 98,731 137 0.13% 121 50
Argentina 45,605,826 10,065 0.02% 8,342 5,000
Armenia 2,968,127 1,602 0.05% 1,412 1,000
Australia 25,788,215 48,032 0.18% 47,325 45,000
Austria 9,043,070 3,981 0.04% 3,356 2,000
Azerbaijan 10,223,342 387 0.003% 363 100
Bahamas 396,913 310 0.07% 289 200
Bahrain 1,748,296 139 0.007% 128 100
Bangladesh 166,303,498 19,834 0.01% 17,487 13,000
Barbados 287,711 325 0.1% 291 200
Belarus 9,442,862 532 0.005% 467 100
Belgium 11,632,326 7,356 0.06% 6,667 4,000
Belize 404,914 423 0.1% 392 100
Benin 12,451,040 3,111 0.02% 2,991 1,000
Bhutan 779,898 34 0.004% 26 20
Bolivia 11,832,940 2,013 0.01% 1,790 500
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,263,466 1,599 0.04% 1,467 1,000
Botswana 2,397,241 1,260 0.05% 1,221 1,000
Brazil 213,993,437 21,958 0.01% 18,919 9,000
Brunei 441,532 84 0.01% 75 50
Bulgaria 6,896,663 1,455 0.02% 1,344 1,000
Burkina Faso 21,497,096 2,243 0.01% 1,934 1,000
Burundi 12,255,433 6,011 0.04% 5,800 4,300
Cambodia 16,946,438 1,114 0.006% 919 500
Cameroon 27,224,265 3,888 0.01% 3,134 2,000
Canada 38,067,903 14,989 0.03% 13,756 10,000
Cape Verde 561,898 141 0.02% 128 100
Central African Republic 4,919,981 203 0.004% 193 100
Chad 16,914,985 413 0.002% 388 300
Chile 19,212,361 3,087 0.01% 2,748 2,000
China 1,444,216,107 706,576 0.04% 678,000 500,000
Colombia 51,265,844 5,970 0.01% 5,570 3,000
Comoros 888,451 26 0.002% 22 20
Congo, Democratic Republic of 92,377,993 29,786 0.03% 15,558 10,000
Congo, Republic of 5,657,013 20,056 0.35% 16,857 3,000
Costa Rica 5,139,052 2,689 0.05% 2,577 2,000
Côte d'Ivoire 27,053,629 8,903 0.03% 7,582 5,000
Croatia 4,081,651 1,925 0.04% 1,757 1,000
Cuba 11,317,505 1,158 0.01% 1,024 1,000
Cyprus 1,215,584 670 0.05% 590 500
Czech Republic 10,724,555 10,065 0.09% 9,565 5,000
Denmark 5,813,298 7,090 0.12% 6,858 6,000
Djibouti 1,002,187 167 0.01% 111 100
Dominica 72,167 75 0.1% 61 50
Dominican Republic 10,953,703 1,601 0.01% 1,454 1,000
Ecuador 17,888,475 1,936 0.01% 1,785 1,500
Egypt 104,258,327 12,014 0.01% 10,121 7,000
El Salvador 6,518,499 1,497 0.02% 1,321 1,000
Equatorial Guinea 1,449,896 74 0.005% 69 60
Eritrea 3,601,467 59 0.001% 51 50
Estonia 1,325,185 5,984 0.45% 5,688 3,000
Eswatini 1,172,362 878 0.07% 850 800
Ethiopia 117,876,227 10,745 0.009% 8,477 5,000
Fiji 902,906 167 0.01% 149 120
Finland 5,548,360 2,090 0.03% 1,890 1,750
France 65,426,179 13,045 0.01% 11,745 9,500
Gabon 2,278,825 350 0.01% 301 200
Gambia 2,486,945 342 0.01% 290 140
Georgia 3,979,765 287 0.007% 265 260
Germany 83,900,473 55,924 0.06% 51,657 45,000
Ghana 31,732,129 4,454 0.01% 3,890 1,000
Greece 10,370,744 17,489 0.16% 16,073 14,000
Grenada 113,021 145 0.12% 134 100
Guatemala 18,249,860 2,590 0.01% 2,320 1,500
Guinea 13,497,244 4,467 0.03% 3,998 3,200
Guinea-Bissau 2,015,494 788 0.03% 710 650
Guyana 790,326 401 0.05% 378 300
Haiti 11,541,685 3,096 0.02% 2,784 2,000
Honduras 10,062,991 6,245 0.06% 5,768 3,000
Hungary 9,634,164 2,341 0.02% 2,194 1,600
Iceland 343,353 3,210 0.93% 2,910 2,650
India 1,393,409,038 576,378 0.04% 495,000 454,000
Indonesia 276,361,783 202,234 0.07% 191,000 148,000
Iran 85,028,759 3,114 0.002% 2,414 2,340
Iraq 41,179,350 9,245 0.02% 8,984 8,530
Ireland 4,982,907 5,347 0.1% 4,895 3,000
Israel 8,789,774 6,435 0.07% 5,854 4,340
Italy 60,367,477 23,023 0.03% 21,340 18,560
Jamaica 2,980,626 2,225 0.07% 1,891 1,400
Japan 126,476,461 8,456 0.006% 7,555 5,000
Jordan 10,354,171 2,232 0.02% 1,911 1,770
Kazakhstan 18,994,962 1,543 0.008% 1,342 1,200
Kenya 54,985,698 17,890 0.03% 17,002 16,000
Kiribati 121,392 458 0.37% 442 440
Korea, North 25,887,041 0 0% 0 0
Korea, South 51,305,186 22,859 0.04% 21,758 19,450
Kosovo 1,768,937 1,009 0.05% 789 400
Kuwait 4,328,550 175 0.004% 161 150
Kyrgyzstan 6,628,356 323 0.004% 289 200
Laos 7,379,358 612 0.008% 589 570
Latvia 1,866,942 568 0.03% 492 300
Lebanon 6,769,146 790 0.01% 685 450
Lesotho 2,159,079 786 0.03% 591 390
Liberia 5,180,203 1,233 0.02% 1,191 1,120
Libya 6,958,532 76 0.001% 59 50
Liechtenstein 38,250 35 0.09% 27 20
Lithuania 2,689,862 756 0.02% 734 700
Luxembourg 634,814 689 0.1% 611 530
Madagascar 28,427,328 22,485 0.07% 20,000 17,800
Malawi 19,647,684 16,686 0.08% 15,200 13,500
Malaysia 32,776,194 6,049 0.01% 5,111 4,560
Maldives 543,617 4 0.0007% 2 0
Mali 20,855,735 1,478 0.007% 1,403 1,200
Malta 442,784 493 0.11% 421 360
Marshall Islands 59,610 419 0.7% 399 370
Mauritania 4,775,119 66 0.001% 64 60
Mauritius 1,273,433 410 0.03% 345 40
Mexico 130,262,216 189,845 0.14% 171,000 157,000
Micronesia, Federated States of 116,254 159 0.13% 154 150
Moldova 4,024,019 2,016 0.05% 1,809 1,800
Monaco 39,511 5 0.01% 4 0
Mongolia 3,329,289 4,049 0.12% 3,918 3,600
Montenegro 628,053 598 0.09% 554 450
Morocco 37,344,795 4,124 0.01% 3,991 3,600
Mozambique 32,163,047 36,896 0.11% 35,184 33,000
Myanmar 54,806,012 6,194 0.01% 5,988 5,700
Namibia 2,587,344 4,958 0.19% 4,798 4,650
Nauru 10,876 31 0.28% 29 20
Nepal 29,674,920 3,093 0.01% 2,877 2,500
Netherlands 17,173,099 28,685 0.16% 27,890 25,600
New Zealand 4,860,643 52,570 1.08% 51,870 49,000
Nicaragua 6,702,385 3,405 0.05% 3,019 2,800
Niger 25,130,817 5,780 0.02% 5,050 4,300
Nigeria 211,400,708 511,485 0.24% 478,000 305,000
North Macedonia 2,082,658 4,385 0.21% 3,900 3,500
Norway 5,465,630 17,355 0.31% 16,700 16,000
Oman 5,223,375 5,058 0.09% 4,790 4,700
Pakistan 225,199,937 20,388 0.009% 15,500 12,200
Palau 18,169 73 0.4% 69 60
Panama 4,381,579 7,769 0.17% 7,400 6,600
Papua New Guinea 9,119,010 2,858 0.03% 2,000 1,800
Paraguay 7,219,638 6,583 0.09% 5,900 5,400
Peru 33,359,418 6,024 0.01% 4,500 3,000
Philippines 111,046,913 323,955 0.29% 290,900 275,400
Poland 37,797,005 9,058 0.02% 8,700 6,500
Portugal 10,167,925 62,402 0.61% 61,900 60,600
Qatar 2,930,528 141 0.004% 130 100
Romania 19,127,774 8,783 0.04% 8,500 7,900
Russia 145,912,025 54,583 0.03% 53,700 51,600
Rwanda 13,276,513 1,121 0.008% 1,000 800
Saint Kitts & Nevis 53,544 364 0.67% 355 350
Saint Lucia 184,400 856 0.46% 844 800
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,263 258 0.23% 250 240
Samoa 200,149 175 0.08% 154 145
San Marino 34,017 295 0.86% 290 260
São Tomé and Príncipe 223,368 356 0.15% 305 300
Saudi Arabia 35,340,683 458 0.001% 440 400
Senegal 17,196,301 3,100 0.01% 2,900 2,600
Serbia 8,697,550 9,585 0.11% 9,000 8,000
Seychelles 98,908 67 0.06% 52 50
Sierra Leone 8,141,343 789 0.009% 500 160
Singapore 5,896,686 12,834 0.21% 11,000 10,100
Slovakia 5,460,721 20,158 0.36% 19,500 17,000
Slovenia 2,078,724 7,684 0.36% 7,000 6,000
Solomon Islands 703,996 475 0.06% 450 375
Somalia 16,359,504 98 0.0005% 0 0
South Africa 60,041,994 31,235 0.05% 30,800 29,500
South Sudan 11,381,378 4,475 0.03% 4,000 3,000
Spain 46,745,216 177,848 0.38% 174,000 167,000
Sri Lanka 21,497,310 4,385 0.02% 3,900 3,400
Sudan 44,909,353 3,488 0.007% 2,000 150
Suriname 591,800 214 0.03% 190 120
Sweden 10,160,169 40,018 0.39% 38,900 38,000
Switzerland 8,715,494 26,855 0.3% 25,505 24,000
Syria 18,275,702 389 0.002% 300 100
Taiwan 23,855,010 20,855 0.08% 19,009 17,500
Tajikistan 9,749,627 59 0.0006% 53 50
Tanzania 61,498,437 15,869 0.02% 14,696 13,000
Thailand 69,950,850 11,996 0.01% 10,889 9,400
Timor-Leste 1,343,873 125 0.009% 123 100
Togo 8,478,250 29,344 0.34% 28,900 27,600
Tonga 106,760 1,132 1.06% 1,000 900
Trinidad and Tobago 1,403,375 895 0.06% 780 600
Tunisia 11,935,766 605 0.005% 400 200
Turkey 85,042,738 6,612 0.007% 6,200 5,800
Turkmenistan 6,116,924 156 0.002% 150 100
Tuvalu 11,931 69 0.57% 65 60
Uganda 47,123,531 22,858 0.04% 19,995 16,500
Ukraine 43,466,819 25,039 0.05% 24,000 23,000
United Arab Emirates 9,991,089 1,238 0.01% 713 430
United Kingdom 68,207,116 160,193 0.23% 155,969 146,000 Cometan
United States 332,915,073 537,843 0.16% 450,000 358,000
Uruguay 3,485,151 758 0.02% 513 330
Uzbekistan 33,935,763 236 0.0006% 200 100
Vanuatu 314,464 489 0.15% 450 390
Vatican City 800 0 0% 0 0
Venezuela 28,704,954 4,938 0.01% 4,099 2,850
Vietnam 98,168,833 34,588 0.03% 29,790 24,600
Yemen 30,490,640 284 0.0009% 90 50
Zambia 18,920,651 5,858 0.03% 5,444 4,500
Zimbabwe 15,092,171 8,695 0.05% 6,996 3,400
Total 7,775,638,531 4,701,740 N/a 4,245,224

3,512,355

N/a

By dependent or disputed territory

Astronism by dependent territory
Territory Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists (2019)
Abkhazia 245,424 202 190 100
Åland Islands 29,789 176 N/a N/a
American Samoa 55,009 301 267 50
Anguilla 15,202 191 178 50
Artsakh 120,000 45 40 30
Aruba 107,441 327 300 200
Bermuda 61,935 200 180 100
Bonaire 26,586 119 109 100
British Virgin Islands 30,531 289 256 250
Cayman Islands 66,871 187 166 N/a
Christmas Island 1,966 5 N/a N/a
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 2 N/a N/a
Cook Islands 17,588 114 104 100
Curaçao 165,094 310 298 250
Easter Island 7,750 25 22 20
Falkland Islands 3,631 60 56 50
Faroe Islands 49,140 109 100 80
French Guiana 310,208 702 689 600
French Polynesia 283,321 526 510 460
Gibraltar 33,676 127 101 45
Greenland 56,917 94 69 50
Guadeloupe 400,226 376 340 200
Guam 170,982 417 400 100
Hong Kong 7,587,688 14,275 12,000 7,000
Macau 662,505 1,101 560 400
Martinique 374,832 581 1,000 800
Mayotte 283,135 279 250 240
Montserrat 4,997 45 N/a N/a
New Caledonia 289,673 904 890 700
Niue 1,643 25 23 20
Norfolk Island 1,734 27 25 0
Northern Mariana Islands 58,078 199 175 100
Northern Cyprus 326,000 263 N/a N/a
Palestinian Territories and West Bank 5,286,989 689 540 300
Pitcairn Islands 47 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 2,755,293 6,341 5,900 3,000
Réunion 904,983 613 515 500
Saba 1,915 15 N/a N/a
Saint Barthélemy 9,922 47 N/a N/a
Saint Helena 6,104 30 27 25
Saint Martin 39,685 49 N/a N/a
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,752 46 39 30
Sint Eustatius 3,139 50 N/a N/a
Sint Maarten 43,619 158 139 40
Somaliland 5,700,000 59 N/a N/a
South Ossetia 53,532 129 120 50
Tokelau 1,383 16 10 0
Transnistria 469,000 104 59 50
Turks and Caicos Islands 39,520 196 184 200
U.S. Virgin Islands 104,196 275 250 25
Wallis and Futuna 10,955 152 134 N/a
Western Sahara 620,386 60 35

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Total Populations 20,624,560 31,632 27,250 15,985

By region

Use of italics in the following tables is to indicate a dependent or disputed territory as distinct from a sovereign state.

Astronism in Africa

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Algeria 43,053,054 1,823 1,753 1,000
Angola 31,825,295 5,704 5,645 3,000
Benin 11,801,151 3,111 2,991 1,000
Botswana 2,303,697 1,260 1,221 1,000
Burkina Faso 20,321,378 2,243 18,919 1,000
Burundi 11,530,580 6,011 5,800 4,300
Cameroon 25,876,380 3,888 3,134 2,000
Cape Verde 549,935 141 128 100
Central African Republic 16,486,542 203 193 100
Chad 25,876,380 413 388 300
Comoros 850,886 26 22 20
Congo, Republic of 5,380,508 29,786 5,558 3,000
Congo, Democratic Republic of 86,790,567 20,056 16,857 10,000
Côte d'Ivoire 25,716,544 8,903 7,582 5,000
Djibouti 973,560 167 111 100
Egypt 100,388,073 12,014 10,121 7,000
Equatorial Guinea 1,355,986 74 69 60
Eritrea 3,497,117 59 51 50
Eswatini 1,148,130 878 850 800
Ethiopia 112,078,730 10,745 8,477 5,000
Gabon 2,172,579 350 301 200
Gambia 2,347,706 342 290 140
Ghana 30,417,856 4,454 3,890 1,000
Guinea 12,771,246 4,467 3,998 3,200
Guinea-Bissau 1,920,922 788 710 650
Kenya 52,573,973 17,890 17,002 16,000
Lesotho 2,125,268 786 591 390
Liberia 4,937,374 1,233 1,191 1,120
Libya 6,777,452 76 59 50
Madagascar 26,969,307 22,485 20,000 17,800
Malawi 18,628,747 16,686 15,200 13,500
Mali 19,658,031 1,478 1,403 1,200
Mauritania 4,525,696 66 64 60
Mauritius 1,269,668 410 345 40
Morocco 36,471,769 4,124 3,991 3,600
Mozambique 30,366,036 36,896 35,184 33,000
Namibia 2,494,530 4,958 4,798 4,650
Niger 23,310,715 5,780 5,050 4,300
Nigeria 200,963,599 511,485 478,000 305,000
Rwanda 12,626,950 1,121 1,000 800
São Tomé and Príncipe 215,056 356 305 300
Senegal 16,296,364 3,100 2,900 2,600
Seychelles 97,739 67 52 50
Sierra Leone 7,813,215 789 500 160
Somalia 15,442,905 98 0 0
South Africa 58,558,270 31,235 30,800 29,500
South Sudan 11,062,113 4,475 4,000 3,000
Sudan 42,813,238 3,488 2,000 150
Tanzania 58,005,463 15,869 14,696 13,000
Togo 8,082,366 29,344 28,900 27,600
Tunisia 11,694,719 605 400 200
Uganda 44,269,594 22,858 19,995 16,500
Zambia 17,861,030 5,858 5,444 4,500
Zimbabwe 14,645,468 8,695 6,996 3,400
Réunion 904,983 613 515 N/a
Saint Helena 6,104 30 27 N/a
Somaliland 5,700,000 59 N/a N/a
Western Sahara 620,386 60 35 N/a
Total

1,308,279,251

870,979 ~783,105

552,490

Astronism in Asia

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Afghanistan 38,041,754 200 150 100
Armenia 2,957,731 1,602 1,412 1,000
Azerbaijan 10,047,718 387 363 100
Bahrain 1,641,172 139 128 100
Bangladesh 163,046,161 19,834 17,487 13,000
Bhutan 763,092 34 26 20
Brunei 441,532 84 N/a N/a
Cambodia 16,486,542 1,114 919 500
China 1,433,786,686 706,576 678,000 500,000
Georgia 3,996,765 287 265 260
India 1,366,417,754 576,378 495,000 454,000
Indonesia 270,625,568 202,234 191,000 148,000
Iran 82,913,906 2,414 2,414 2,340
Iraq 39,309,783 9,245 8,984 8,530
Israel 8,519,377 6,435 5,854 4,340
Japan 126,860,301 8,456 7,555 5,000
Jordan 10,101,694 2,232 1,911 1,770
Kazakhstan 18,551,427 1,543 1,342 1,200
Korea, North 25,666,161 0 0 0
Korea, South 51,225,308 22,859 21,758 19,450
Kuwait 4,207,083 175 161 150
Kyrgyzstan 6,415,850 323 289 200
Laos 7,169,455 612 589 570
Lebanon 6,855,713 790 685 450
Malaysia 31,949,777 6,049 5,111 4,560
Maldives 530,953 4 2 0
Mongolia 3,225,167 4,049 3,918 3,600
Myanmar 54,045,420 6,194 5,988 5,700
Nepal 28,608,710 3,093 2,877 2,500
Oman 4,974,986 5,058 4,790 4,700
Pakistan 216,565,318 20,388 15,500 12,200
Philippines 108,116,615 323,955 290,900 275,400
Qatar 2,832,067 141 130 100
Saudi Arabia 34,268,528 458 440 400
Singapore 5,804,337 12,834 11,000 10,100
Sri Lanka 21,323,733 4,385 3,900 3,400
Syria 17,070,135 389 300 100
Taiwan 23,773,876 20,855 19,009 17,500
Tajikistan 9,321,018 59 53 50
Thailand 69,625,582 11,996 10,889 9,400
Timor-Leste 1,293,119 125 123 195
Turkey 83,429,615 6,612 6,200 5,800
Turkmenistan 5,942,089 156 150 100
United Arab Emirates 9,770,529 1,238 713 430
Uzbekistan 32,981,716 236 200 100
Vietnam 96,462,106 34,588 29,790 24,600
Yemen 29,161,922 284 90 50
Abkhazia 245,424 202 N/a N/a
Artsakh 120,000 191 N/a N/a
Hong Kong 7,587,688 14,275 N/a N/a
Macau 662,505 1,101 N/a N/a
Palestine 5,286,989 689 N/a N/a
South Ossetia 53,532 129 N/a N/a
Total

4,601,371,198

2,043,686 1,862,210

1,542,065

Astronism in Europe

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Albania 2,872,933 618 579 500
Andorra 77,355 159 140 100
Austria 9,043,070 3,981 3,356 2,000
Belarus 9,442,862 532 467 100
Belgium 11,632,326 7,356 6,667 4,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,263,466 1,599 1,467 1,000
Bulgaria 6,896,663 1,455 1,344 1,000
Croatia 4,081,651 1,925 1,757 1,000
Cyprus 1,215,584 670 590 500
Czech Republic 10,724,555 10,065 9,565 5,000
Denmark 5,813,298 7,090 6,858 6,000
Estonia 1,325,185 5,984 5,688 3,000
Finland 5,548,360 2,090 1,890 1,750
France 65,426,179 13,045 11,745 9,500
Germany 83,900,473 55,924 51,657 45,000
Greece 10,370,744 17,489 16,073 14,000
Hungary 9,634,164 2,341 2,194 1,600
Iceland 343,353 3,210 2,910 2,650
Ireland 4,982,907 5,347 4,895 3,000
Italy 60,367,477 23,023 18,560 18,560
Kosovo 1,768,937 1,009 789 400
Latvia 1,866,942 568 492 300
Liechtenstein 38,250 35 27 20
Lithuania 2,689,862 756 734 700
Luxembourg 634,814 689 611 530
Malta 442,784 493 421 360
Moldova 4,024,019 2,016 1,809 1,800
Monaco 39,511 5 4 0
Montenegro 628,053 598 554 450
Netherlands 17,173,099 28,685 27,890 25,600
North Macedonia 2,082,658 4,385 3,900 3,500
Norway 5,465,630 17,355 16,700 16,000
Poland 37,797,005 9,058 8,700 6,500
Portugal 10,167,925 62,402 61,900 60,600
Romania 19,127,774 8,783 8,500 7,900
Russia 145,912,025 54,583 53,700 51,600
San Marino 34,017 295 290 260
Serbia 8,697,550 9,585 9,000 8,000
Slovakia 5,460,721 20,158 19,500 17,000
Slovenia 2,078,724 7,684 7,000 6,000
Spain 46,745,216 177,848 174,000 167,000
Sweden 10,160,169 40,018 38,900 38,000
Switzerland 8,715,494 26,855 25,505 24,000
Ukraine 43,466,819 25,039 24,000 23,000
United Kingdom 68,207,116 160,193 155,969 146,000
Vatican City 800 0 0 0
Åland Islands 29,789 176 N/a N/a
Faroe Islands 49,140 109 N/a N/a
Gibraltar 33,676 127 N/a N/a
Greenland 56,917 94 N/a N/a
Northern Cyprus 326,000 263 N/a N/a
Transnistria 469,000 104 N/a N/a
Total

751,353,041

823,871 789,725

725,780

Astronism in Oceania

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Australia 25,788,215 48,032 47,325 45,000
Federated States of Micronesia 116,254 159 154 150
Fiji 902,906 167 149 120
Kiribati 121,392 458 442 440
Marshall Islands 59,610 419 399 370
Nauru 10,876 31 29 20
New Zealand 4,860,643 52,570 51,870 49,000
Palau 18,169 73 69 60
Papua New Guinea 9,119,010 2,858 2,000 1,800
Samoa 200,149 175 154 145
Solomon Islands 703,996 475 450 375
Tonga 106,760 1,132 1,000 900
Tuvalu 11,931 69 65 60
Vanuatu 314,464 489 450 390
American Samoa 55,009 301 267 50
British Indian Ocean Territory 2,500 0 0 0
Cook Islands 17,588 114 104 100
Easter Island 7,750 25 22 20
French Polynesia 283,321 526 510 460
Guam 170,982 417 400 100
New Caledonia 289,673 904 890 700
Niue 1,643 25 23 20
Norfolk Island 1,734 27 25 0
Northern Mariana Islands 58,078 199 175 100
Pitcairn Islands 47 0 0 0
Tokelau 1,383 16 10 0
Wallis and Futuna 10,955 152 134 25
Total

43,235,038

109,813 107,116

100,405

Astronism in the Americas

Country Total population Astronists (2021) Astronists (2020) Astronists

(2019)

Antigua and Barbuda 98,731 137 121 50
Argentina 45,605,826 10,065 N/a N/a
Bahamas 396,913 310 289 200
Barbados 287,711 325 291 200
Belize 404,914 423 392 100
Bolivia 11,832,940 2,013 1,790 500
Brazil 213,993,437 21,958 18,919 15,000
Canada 38,067,903 14,989 13,756 10,000
Chile 19,212,361 3,087 2,748 2,000
Colombia 51,265,844 5,970 5,570 3,000
Costa Rica 5,139,052 2,689 2,577 2,000
Cuba 11,317,505 1,158 1,024 1,000
Dominica 72,167 75 61 50
Dominican Republic 10,953,703 1,601 1,454 1,000
Ecuador 17,888,475 1,936 1,785 1,500
El Salvador 6,518,499 1,497 1,321 1,000
Grenada 113,021 145 134 100
Guatemala 18,249,860 2,590 2,320 1,500
Guyana 790,326 401 378 300
Haiti 11,541,685 3,096 2,784 2,000
Honduras 10,062,991 6,245 5,768 3,000
Jamaica 2,980,626 2,225 1,891 1,400
Mexico 130,262,216 189,845 171,000 0.13%
Nicaragua 6,702,385 3,405 3,019 2,800
Panama 4,381,579 7,769 7,400 6,600
Paraguay 7,219,638 6,583 5,900 5,400
Peru 33,359,418 6,024 4,500 3,000
Saint Kitts & Nevis 53,544 364 355 350
Saint Lucia 184,400 856 844 800
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,263 258 250 240
Suriname 591,800 214 190 120
Trinidad and Tobago 1,403,375 895 780 600
United States 332,915,073 537,843 450,000 358,000
Uruguay 3,485,151 758 513 330
Venezuela 28,704,954 4,938 4,099 2,850
Anguilla 15,202 191 N/a N/a
Aruba 107,441 327 N/a N/a
Bermuda 61,935 200 N/a N/a
Bonaire 26,586 119 N/a N/a
British Virgin Islands 30,531 289 N/a N/a
Cayman Islands 66,871 187 N/a N/a
Curaçao 165,094 310 N/a N/a
Falkland Islands 3,631 60 N/a N/a
French Guiana 310,208 702 N/a N/a
Guadeloupe 400,226 376 N/a N/a
Martinique 374,832 581 N/a N/a
Montserrat 4,997 45 N/a N/a
Puerto Rico 2,755,293 6,341 N/a N/a
Saba 1,915 15 N/a N/a
Saint Barthélemy 9,922 47 N/a N/a
Saint Martin 39,685 49 N/a N/a
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,752 46 N/a N/a
Sint Eustatius 3,139 50 N/a N/a
Sint Maarten 43,619 158 N/a N/a
Turks and Caicos Islands 39,520 196 N/a N/a
U.S. Virgin Islands 104,196 275 N/a N/a
Total

1,030,739,881

853,251 N/a

N/a

Totals

World (independent and dependent territories) in 2021

Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
World 7,884,006,999 4,701,740 0.059
Total

7,884,006,999

4,701,740

0.059

Africa

Astronism in Africa (2021)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central Africa 264,172,388 99,201 0.037
East Africa 480,049,472 144,033 0.03
North Africa 250,643,783 22,190 0.008
Southern Africa 68,358,020 39,117 0.057
West Africa 412,453,951 577,724 0.14
Total

1,378,918,825

870,979

0.063

Americas

Astronism in the Americas (2021)
Reigon Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central America and the Caribbean 225,425,209 235,464 0.1
North America 371,050,663 553,078 0.14
South America 434,271,759 64,734 0.014
Total

1,030,747,631

853,276

0.082

Asia

Astronism in Asia (2021)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Central Asia 75,425,632 2,317 0.003
East Asia 1,683,319,287 778,171 0.04
South Asia 1,877,243,646 624,316 0.03
Southeast Asia 675,118,472 599,785 0.08
Total

4,679,477,017

2,043,686

0.043

Europe

Astronism in Europe (2021)
Region Total population Astronist (2021) % Astronist (2021) Astronist (2020)
Eastern Europe 324,311,568 168,845 0.0431 140,350
Northern Europe 27,466,656 70,142 0.237 64,530
Southern Europe 129,781,578 282,769 0.201 261,380
Western Europe 269,793,239 302,115 0.0969 259,650
Total

751,353,041

823,871

0.0967

725,910

Middle East

Astronism in the Middle East (2021)
Region Total population Astronist (2021) % Astronist (2021) Astronist (2020)
Middle East 473,843,891 51,781 0.01 36,560
Total

473,843,891

51,781

0.01

36,560

Oceania

Astronism in Oceania (2021)
Region Total population Astronist % Astronist
Australasia 30,648,858 100,602 0.32
Melanesia 11,340,925 4,924 0.043
Micronesia 544,485 1,725 0.31
Polynesia 696,536 2,535 0.36
Total

43,235,038

109,813

0.253

Arab world

Astronism in the Arab world
Region Total population Astronist (2021) Astronist (2020) % Astronist
Arab world 400,350,553 41,502 37,393 0.00871
Total

400,350,553

41,502

37,393

0.00871

Astronist population dynamics

Region Astronists (2021) % of the Astronist population Follower dynamics
World 4,701,740 100% Growing
Africa 870,979 18.4% Growing
Americas 853,251 18.1% Growing
Asia 2,043,686 43.5% Growing
Europe 823,871 17.5% Growing
Oceania 109,813 2.5% Growing

Astronism and other religions

Astronists and other religious populations by region of the world (2021)
Region Total Astronist Buddhist Christian Folk religion Jewish Hindu Muslim Other

World

7,794,798,739 4,701,740 ~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

1,340,598,147 870,979 500,000 526,016,926 ~100,000,000 61,910 2,013,705 600,000,000 1,815,728
Americas 1,022,831,978 853,251 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 2,043,686 515,000,000 375,905,000 600,000,000 5,685,517 1,175,000,000 1,200,000,000 52,639,460
Europe 747,636,026 823,871 2,000,000 565,560,000 1,000,000 1,457,920 2,806,344 50,000,000 876,180
Oceania 42,677,813 109,813 1,000,000 25,754,000 250,000 120,090 791,615 700,000 249,030
Demographics of religions (2021)
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 4.7 million 0.06% 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

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