Hinduism

Hinduism
Modern Hinduism falls into 5 main directions
Vaishnavism is the largest branch of Hinduism in terms of the number of believers. In 2000, 68% of all Hindus were Vaishnavs.

Shaivism is the second direction of Hinduism (according to the number of believers). In 2000, 26% of Hindus adhered to the tradition of worshiping Shiva.

Shaktism in 2000 united 3% of the world’s Hindus.

reformed Hinduism is represented by the Ramakrishna society, the Arya-samaj, Brahmo-samaj, and others movements. The total number of supporters of reformed Hinduism in 2000 was 4 million (0.5% of Hindus).

Neo-Hinduism is represented by various organizations such as Transcendental Meditation, Ananda Marga, Sri Chinmoy Center, Divine Life Society, Brahma Kumaris, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Divine Light Mission, etc. Neo-Hinduism is the fastest growing trend in Hinduism. In 2000, there were 15.2 million adherents of new religious movements of the neo-Hindu orientation in the world.

Most Hindus (814 million) live in Asia, where they make up 22.6% of the population. In Oceania, Hindus (439 thousand) make up 1.5% of the population. The share of Hindus in the population of the rest of the world does not exceed 1%. 2.5 million Hindus live in Africa, 1.8 million in North America, 871 thousand in Europe, and 747 thousand in Latin America.