Sikhism Today

Since its beginnings five hundred years ago, Sikhism has become a religion with a global reach.

There are currently an estimated 25-30 million or more Sikhs in the world.

To put those figures in context, there are now more Sikhs worldwide than some of the well known major religions. According to census figures, about 20 million Sikhs still live in India. You can find large Sikh communities wherever the British went or places where English is spoken, like the United States and Canada (and the UK). Most such Sikhs are ethnically Punjabi, but many nonPunjabi people have discovered that they are Sikhs at heart and formally stepped onto the Sikh Path.

Wherever they may live and whatever their ethnic origins may be, ultimately all Sikhs try to remember in their daily lives that all things come from God and all things go back to God—that all humanity is part of the One Creator.

~Resource: the book Sikh Spiritual Practice: The Sound Way to God (2010) by Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa.  (Note: the 2010 statistics from the book have been updated here to reflect the numbers as they have been recorded for 2023.)