Number of Buddhist monks

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How many Buddhist monks are there?


These days, Buddhists is estimated at around 350 million people, meaning 6% of the world’s population.  In Thailand we find the largest density of Buddhist monks in the world.  Anyway, there is a descendent trend when it comes to the number of monks.  According to the website, there are still 200 000 monks in Thailand, but the number is declining.  Finding new monks represents a real issue. Less and less young people choose to become monks. Moreover, people do not go too often in temples.

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