the official census data of indian govt. is different from cia.this way these 3 religions have 79.5 14.4 2.5 = 96.4% people, then who are the rest?
I would say, Hindus 80%, Muslims 15.4%, Christians 2.3% around, Sikhs 1.9% and then 0.4% are rest. India is the country where so many religions were born, Islam/Christianity are grew, and its logical to believe that almost everyone might be having a religious identity, whether anyone prefer to say or not. and rest of 0.4% only belongs for mainly Buddhist, I believe :ranger:
=> while CIA Factbook reports as below:
pleas take a look below
TABLE 21: DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION BY RELIGION
All religious communities
Religion not stated
Source : Religion, Census of India 2001
Census of India: Religion
Pew research center usually gives result on the basis country's previous census ,population growth.
buddhist,jain,sikh together makes up 3.1% of india's population.
apert from them there has many small religious group specially in north east india,and country's other tribal area.