GlobalNovember 29, 2017

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

In the coming decades, the Muslim share of Europe’s population is expected to grow – and could more than double. Read five facts about the Muslim population in Europe.

Pew Research CenterApril 6, 2017

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

While the world’s population is projected to grow 32% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70% – from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060.

Pew Research CenterApril 5, 2017

Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are declining in Europe

Though Christians make up nearly a third of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, the number of Christians in Europe is in decline.

Fact TankJune 22, 2015

What is each country’s second-largest religious group?

While either Christians or Muslims make up the largest religious group in nine-in-ten nations around the globe, the religiously unaffiliated rank second in size in most of the Americas and Europe, as well as in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fact TankApril 21, 2015

By 2050, India to have world’s largest populations of Hindus and Muslims

India is projected to have 310 million Muslims (11% of the global total), making it the country with the largest population of Muslims in the world.

ReligionApril 8, 2015

Q&A: How we projected the future of world religions

Demographer Conrad Hackett explains how he and his team put together our major new report and why it differs from past efforts to predict religious change.

Fact TankAugust 27, 2014

Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries

Half of the world’s population lives in just six countries. But in many cases, the world’s major religious groups are even more concentrated.

Fact TankAugust 12, 2014

Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution

The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.

Fact TankJuly 11, 2014

Which six countries hold half the world’s population?

As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. Interestingly, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just six countries: China, India, the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.

Fact TankMay 19, 2014

Middle East’s Christian population in flux as Pope Francis visits Holy Land

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Jordan, the West Bank and Israel this weekend, a region where the Christian population is in flux and where Francis has expressed concern about their well-being.