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The people who identify themselves as such in the survey were not counted, as the concept is not recognized by the state. Muslims make up 4.3 per cent of Myanmar's 51.4 million inhabitants. "The uncounted number of people in Rakhine State is significant enough to have an influence on the outcome of religion both at the Rakhine State and at the Union level," according to the People' s Republic of China People' s Republic of China according to a recent survey carried out by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Populations with the help of the United Nations Population Plan.
The 2014 figures show that 87.9 per cent of the people practice Buddhism, 6.2 per cent Christianity and 0.5 per cent Hinduism. Myanmar's last ever popular calendar took place in 1983 and revealed that 89.4 per cent of the people practised Buddhism and 3.9 per cent Islam. The poll showed a small decrease in animists from 1.2 per cent to 0.8 per cent of the total populations during this time.
Since the beginning of the reform process in 2011, Myanmar has been plagued by worship tension, reinforced by a Buddhist nationist group claiming that Islam represents a menace to Buddhism in Myanmar. Based on this awareness, the U Thein Sein government adopted four so-called "racial and religion laws" which, according to right-wing groups, were consciously directed against the Myanmar-Myamic people.
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Ascent of the Myanmar Christians
Myanmar's Christians have grown significantly, according to a WorldWatch Monitor survey published in the 2014 UN Demographic Fund Survey. Hindushmanism showed small profits in the land, but other faiths, Buddhism included, showed a decline in numbers, the statement said.
"Since the 1983 survey, Buddhism has fallen by 1 per cent, but with almost 88 per cent of the Buddhist community still the dominating religion," the paper says. According to the UN survey, half of the country's 3 million Christians are in Shan, Kachin and Chin states. More than 85 per cent of the Chinese are Christians.