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List: Top Ten Religions in Taiwan by number of registered members

Date: 2004

Source: Taiwan National Statistics Office

Base: All registered religions in Taiwan.

Notes: No Jedi Knights? Maybe they're a secret sub-sect on the island, lying ready to save the cosmos in its hour of need. Li-ism was founded by Yang Lai-ju in the 17th Century and its meaning is 'the doctrine of order'. Li-ism is an amalgamation of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism with an accent on the worshipping of Kuanyin (the Goddess of Mercy) and traditional Chinese morals and ethics. So if you're ever asked in a pub quiz...

Religion

Number of registered members

Taoism

5,546,000

Buddhism

4,486,000

Yi Guan Dao

845,000

Protestantism

605,000

Catholicism

298,000

Lord of Universe Church

260,000

Tian De Jiao

200,000

Li-ism

169,000

Syuan Yuan Jiao

150,000

Islam

53,000


 
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