July 20, 2012

Estimated population of Christians in the Americas

804,070,000

Christianity is the dominant religion in the Americas, with 86% of the population, or 804,070,000 people identified as Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or some other Christian religious faith.

An estimated 804,070,000 people, or 86% of the population in the Americas, are Christian — more than in any other region of the world. In 1910, the proportion of the population in the Americas who are Christian was 96%.

You can explore the distribution of Christian populations in more than 200 countries around the world and the changes that have occurred in the last century with an interactive feature on global Christianity created by The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The December 2011 study found that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread – so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity. Read More