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Shintoist Population

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Shinto (‘the way of the gods’) is the traditional faith of the Japanese people and as old as Japan herself. It remains Japan’s major religion besides Buddhism. Shinto does not have a founder nor does it have sacred scriptures like the sutras or the bible. The vast majority of Adherents are in Japan, with a significant number of followers also in the Republic of Korea and the United States. (Source)

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Technical Notes

Territory size shows the proportion of the world’s Shintoists  living there.

Data sources
The World Christian Database (WCD) was our main source of data for this series of religion maps compiled in 2009. Please find further information about the data and its compilation in the Worldmapper archive.

Further adjustments to the data were made in March 2018, first and foremost to account for major geopolitical changes, and adjusting to reflect the changing population distributions. We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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