The world is getting more religious

Muslims and Christians are expected make up nearly equal shares of the global population by 2050 for the first time. Atheists, agnostics and other people who don’t affiliate with a religion will make up a smaller fraction of the world’s population in 2050, according to a new study.

The Pew Research Center study released Thursday found that the growth of major religious groups will outpace the rise in the unaffiliated population despite trends in the United States and other Western countries, where the proportion of religiously unaffiliated people is expected to grow. By 2050, the total global population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion from 6.9 billion today.

Islam will expand faster than any other major religion, according to the report, with Muslims and Christians expected make up nearly equal shares of the global population by 2050 for the first time. While much of the Muslim and Christian population growth is expected to occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, the share of Muslims in Europe and the U.S. is also expected to grow.

In Europe, for example, Muslims will make up 10% of the total population. In the U.S., they will make up 2.1%, up from 0.9%, and outnumbering the Jewish population in America. Among all major religions, Buddhism is the only one that is not expected to expand by 2050, due largely to low fertility rates in countries like China and Japan.

,

10 Responses to The world is getting more religious

  1. Troy Day
    Troy Day June 24, 2019 at 4:40 am #

    so they say Joe Absher but Portland?

  2. Isara Mo
    Isara Mo June 24, 2019 at 7:39 am #

    Yah very religious that is why Christianity is amongst the worlds .biggest religions..
    I thank Jesus He didn’t bring a religion but salvation…
    When the fire is burning it is called salvation: when it goes out and people follow traditions it is called religion..
    Troy Day don’t urgue on this just as you dont buy Kundalini I don’t buy religion…

    • Troy Day
      Troy Day June 24, 2019 at 7:41 am #

      Steve Maxwell buys church growth stats any day

    • Isara Mo
      Isara Mo June 24, 2019 at 7:48 am #

      Troy Day
      But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
      Matthew 7:14 NIV

    • Isara Mo
      Isara Mo June 24, 2019 at 7:48 am #

      Only a FEW..

  3. Joe Absher
    Joe Absher June 24, 2019 at 9:05 am #

    Portland Maine was the top Post/Christian city in the United States. Maybe some one will get a call?

  4. Steve Maxwell
    Steve Maxwell June 24, 2019 at 10:51 am #

    I wonder what the ratio of of Pentecostals will be within Christianity by 2050?

    • Joe Absher
      Joe Absher June 24, 2019 at 11:16 am #

      Define Pentecostal

    • Steve Maxwell
      Steve Maxwell June 24, 2019 at 11:34 am #

      Joe Absher, Spirit filled non cessationist

    • Troy Day
      Troy Day June 25, 2019 at 6:57 am #

      Steve Maxwell define Spirit filled ???

      tongues or not?
      fully sanctified or not?
      and so on…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by #ourCOG