March 2, 2011

Global Muslim Population 2030

2.2billion

New projections show the global Muslim population growing about 35% by 2030, reaching 2.2 billion.

According to population projections by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the world’s Muslim population will grow by roughly 35% by 2030, resulting in a global Muslim population of 2.2 billion. Over the next two decades, the Muslim population will grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population. Therefore, if current trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world’s total projected population of 8.3 billion in 2030, up from 23.4% of the estimated 2010 world population of 6.9 billion. While the Muslim population will grow faster than the non-Muslim population over the next 20 years, the population’s rate of growth will be slower over that time period that it was during the previous 20 years. Read More