Monday, April 06, 2015

Study of Projected World Religion Population Growth Shows Muslims Will Almost Equal Christians By 2050

The Pew Forum last week released a study titled The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050. The study shows that Muslims are the only major religious group projected to increase at a faster rate than the wold population as a whole.  According to the report:
by 2050 there will be near parity between Muslims (2.8 billion, or 30% of the population) and Christians (2.9 billion, or 31%), possibly for the first time in history.
Buddhists are the only major religious group that is projected to have a decline in absolute numbers by 2050