6 April 2015

The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050

APRIL 2, 2015

Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest and the Unaffiliated Are Shrinking as a Share of the World’s Population

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 … 

The number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world. 

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