Religion in numbers: What the 2011 Census told us about trends across India's communities

The proportion of Hindus in India dropped for the first time since independence as the percentage of Muslims in the population rose, newly-released census data on religion show.

In the 2011 census, the most-recently conducted, 79.79% of India’s 1.2 billion people identified themselves Hindu, down from 80.46% in 2001.

Over the same time period, the proportion of Muslims grew to 14.23% from 13.42%.

Those numbers are so small, it’s irrelevant and probably within the margins of error.

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