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Posted on:    29 Dec, 2017       Views:  864

World Muslim Population can Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says

Islam is growing additional efficiently than the other religions within the world, consistent with bench center that says the faith can nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it around 2070, if current propensity continue.

The finding is an element of the center's report on the longer term of the world's religions.
You can see the total report at the bench website, that has conjointly revealed AN interactive tool to assist readers drill down by earth science and faith.


The main reason Muslims square measure growing not solely in range however in share worldwide is attributable to wherever they live," Alan Cooperman, Pew's director of faith analysis, tells NPR's Tom Gjelten. "Muslim populations square measure targeted in a number of the fastest-growing components of the planet. 


Those numbers square measure foreseen to shift within the coming back decades, because the world's population rises to nine.3 billion by the center of this century. therein time, bench comes, Islam can grow by seventy three % whereas Christianity can grow by thirty five % — leading to a pair of.8 billion Muslims and a couple of.9 billion Christians worldwide.

"As of 2010, Christianity was out and away the world's largest faith, with AN calculable a pair of.2 billion adherents, nearly a 3rd (31 percent) of all six.9 billion folks on Earth," the bench report says. "Islam was second, with 1.6 billion adherents, or twenty three % of the worldwide population."


The report says
Islam can supersede Judaism because the second-most widespread faith within the U.S.
India can displace land because the home of the world's largest Muslim population, whilst the country retains its Hindu majority.

One issue is that the wide selection of fertility rates, with solely Christians and Muslims presently over the planet average birthrate of two.5.

In addition to presenting raw numbers and projections, the bench report appearance at the demographic trends that square measure refueling the changes.

While the expansion of Islam is tied to aggressive populations, Pew says, another cluster are shrinking: people who square measure atheist, agnostic or independent with a faith. That cluster can decline globally, the center's reports says, despite "increasing in countries like the u. s. and France."

Buddhists square measure seen having very cheap birthrate — a part of the explanation why Buddhism is projected to be the world's solely major faith that is projected to not grow over ensuing four decades.

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