- Mar 2006
- Seattle, WA
The Bahá'í Faith is recognized as the second-most geographically widespread religion after Christianity, and the only religion to have grown faster than the population of the world in all major areas over the last century.
- The Bahá'í World News Service reports a Bahá'í membership of more than 5 million worldwide, in "virtually every country" and many territories. This official claim of "more than five million Bahá’ís" in the world came originally in 1991 and hasn't changed since.
- When this Baha'i Forum community was first created in 2006, it was said there were "about six million Bahá'ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world."
- Other sources such as Encyclopedia Britannica or the World Christian Encyclopedia have listed Bahá'í membership as over 7 million.