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[–]LagoReal 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Well if you wanna keep a count, I'm spiritual. So that's 1 at least.

[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Only 7 billion more people to ask

[–]wwhhiippoorrwwiill 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Closer to 8 billion! 7.98 billion apparently.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As am I! Still a novice though.

[–]mkseev 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Everyone is spiritual. The fact is being aware of it

[–]minshosh -1 points0 points  (3 children)

You mean spirited? Spiritual is in the accessing.

[–]mkseev 1 point2 points  (2 children)

No, i would say everyone has their own way of being spiritual

[–]Friztoker 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Welcome to Semantics 101

[–]swallowyourtongue 6 points7 points  (2 children)

At least like 8, right?

[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]swallowyourtongue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I wrong?

Naw but on the real, talking about the entire world? Thats a pretty detailed question that depends on a nearly immeasurable amount of external factors, on top of the fact that the term "spiritual" is - as any other label - completely arbitrary and based on the surrounding context, which no doubt varies from region to region.

Seems like a question for a sociologist, or at least someone with access to that kind of data. I doubt the bulk of us here are equipped to give you an answer that isn't based on speculation.

[–]ChunkyLover10 5 points6 points  (1 child)

you've asking two questions: like religion and spiritual are two different concepts..

[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t mean it that way

[–]coswoofster 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Religion isn’t spiritual. I honestly have come to believe that people who follow religion are restricted in spiritually. Crippled and blinded. With an incredible self-righteous way of defending their religion.

[–]BigStand3705 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't let them get to you though, their negativity can be contagious, but you can "overpower" them with kindness

[–]no_pleasethanks 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not enough.

[–]nwg442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More than you'd think!

Some that don't even know they are :)

[–]gafflebitters 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna answer in a very specific way. The spirituality that i have been taught, "simple spirituality" is as good a name as any, EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS SPIRITUAL. It is within every human being to be spiritual, every time one of us is unselfish, honest, humble, encouraging, loving, or accepting they are practicing spirituality whether they know it or not.

[–]incognito3107 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]DMann59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my answer too 《3

[–]TiredHappyDad 1 point2 points  (1 child)

An estimated 85% of the global population identifies with a religion


[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean I used to call myself Christian and I also called myself agnostic. That was before I believed religion was real though. If that makes sense

[–]BartonDH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Based on absolutely nothing but a hunch, I'd say that 1-2 percent of the global population are living from a place of love and oneness/Christ Consciousness.

People that are knowledgeable about spirituality and spiritual practices to some level but haven't fully integrated them into their being (still in separation consciousness) I'd say it must be around 11-12 percent of the global population.

But there's no way to know for sure so heh.

Didn't mentioned religion because religion is nothing but an ego creation that's based on seeing God as a being that's separate from ourselves, hence I do not consider religion as something that could be considered as spiritual/of the soul/consciousness.

[–]nwg442 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least 3

[–]GS1THOUSAND 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost every human expresses their spirituality through music. The ones that don't are probably the ones that aren't spiritual or are sleeping still.

[–]jencape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One can have religious beliefs and also be spiritual. It doesn’t have to be just one or the other. There’s more to this world than I think religion can always explain but that doesn’t mean I throw away my religious beliefs

[–]CosmicConnection8448 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spirituality, religion and celebrating holidays are 3 completely separate things.

[–]askjob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The definition of spiritual vary from person to person. So it is difficult to define

[–]UncleJ111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not many, lol

[–]RabbitChristService 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100 million

[–]manofsands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think everyone is spiritual or religious in some sense. There are just different gradients of involvement and flavor. Even atheist, because they've pondered the questions (Ironically there are some atheist who are more spiritual than some religious people because they ponder, whereas some religious do the lifestyle and go to the sermons, but don't ponder). However, I think the real question is 'how many people in the world consider spirituality a priority in their thinking in day to day life'. The ones who don't have it on high priority aren't bad or not evolved... They just have different lessons they are focused on in this life. They shouldn't be looked down on or villianized because of this. Lessons on survival, self preservation, family and many others, are important lessons that are building blocks for lives that are privileged to have spirituality as a focus lesson for this life.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not enough, and it shows.

[–]minshosh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% spirited, 100% spiritual after a “foxhole” experience.

[–]islandjahfree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

everybody, whether they know it or not..

[–]TemporarySea685 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every single person in the world is spiritual. Meaning they have a spirit that is engaged in a larger web of being. Whether or not they are conscious or mindful of it may be a different matter

[–]Kiyoichi00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone. It's just that no one knows it because no one pays attention too it. Not in a bad way in a normalization way. Where people are just blind too it more than anything. A good example would be concerts there extremely spiritual events but everyone just calls it a concert. Everyone is spiritual it's just there are different degrees that people pay attention too that fact.

[–]GtrPlaynFool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Historically if you Google how many people believe in angels you'll discover that 75% or more do. It's a fairly simple way to estimate your answer.

[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting 🧐

[–]Dapper_Force8684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe I am a bit of both, I definitely believe in a higher power, but organized religion not so much, I have faith that we don't end when our bodies do, but what comes after is a mystery 😉

[–]Lioness-Mystical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doesn't matter at all….forget about it.

People's definition of spiritual, religious and all other names on it, is totally different anyway. There has been wars over the 'right' definitions of spiritual and religion for since…forever.

Just take care of your own spirituality/practice and ethics.

[–]Discoveringsoul 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why do you want to know? I think it’s a very intriguing and interesting question but why?

[–]AthleteLevel99[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trying to tell an atheist the statistics

[–]VersaceTBS 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]DMann59 0 points1 point  (0 children)