Religious Population Main Page

To generate a consistent database which would enable one understand the influence and trends of mankind within the premises of  major religious faiths and practices, research has been carried out by utilizing multiple sources like Population Reference Bureau, CIA Fact Sheet, WIKIPEDIA , Pew Forum, Encyclopedia of the Nations, Holt Rinehart and Winston, BBC and other relevant databases.

The study establishes that the Muslim population is increasing steadily due to higher birth rate as well as conversion, while adherence towards other faiths are either dropping or remained static due to leaving the faiths or lesser growth rate. For example, the Christian population in the west & America(North & South) is dropping due to lesser growth rate through conversion or birth rate as compared to Muslim population and at the same time renouncing the faith system altogether. Christian population is in increase in many of Asian and African countries by both birth rate and conversion. Current data displays that in 2016 Christian population are about 2.07  billion and while Muslims are 2.14 billion.

  1. World Muslim Population
  2. World Buddhist Population
  3. World Jewish Population

We calculated on population data sheet of 2016 multiplying the growth rate such as Muslim 1.84% and Christianity 1.13% as found correctly from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Updated (March, 2017): For Reference Click on "Reference" Button Image.                             Christian Population is increasing at 1.32 %  Christian population 2016 is 2.07  Billion                               Muslim Population is increasing at 1.84 % Muslim population 2016 is 2.14 Billion         

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