Jains believe that other religions can help people to make spiritual progress. They are therefore known for a certain tolerance of other religions.
Estimates of the number of Jains in the world range from 5 to 10 million. The vast majority of Jains live in India. They are scattered all over the country, though Digambaras are found chiefly in central and southern India while Śvetāmbaras are concentrated in western India.
Over 100,000 Jains live outside India, with especially large communities in North America, the UK and east Africa. There are around 30,000 Jains in the UK.