Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?
As of July 2018, the world’s population is 7.63 billion. More than half of all people around the globe live in just seven countries.
Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion
Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The world’s Christian population – take our quiz
How much do you know about the world’s Christian population? Which country has the largest Catholic population, and which has the largest number of Protestants? W have a short, ten-question quiz on the global Christian population to test your knowledge.
No clear ‘Pope Francis effect’ among U.S. Catholics
The pope’s popularity hasn’t yet produced a Catholic resurgence in the U.S. in terms of the share of Americans who identify as Catholic, or the share of those who report attending Mass weekly.