by Pew Research Fact Tank, 4/2/15.
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.
- Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion – though increasing in countries such as the United States and France – will make up a declining share of the world’s total population.
- The global Buddhist population will be about the same size it was in 2010, while the Hindu and Jewish populations will be larger than they are today…
- Read more at … http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=a881fe89ff-Religious_Projections_Smartphone_Use4_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-a881fe89ff-399907237