Fact Tank Apr. 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.

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2015

Europe projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow

The number of Christians in Europe is forecast to drop by about 100 million by 2050, while the share of Muslims and smaller religious minorities will increase.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

Muslims expected to surpass Jews as second-largest U.S. religious group

If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.

Fact Tank Apr. 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 Tank Apr. 7, 2015

Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa

The share of the world’s Christians in Europe will continue to decline while the percentage in sub-Saharan Africa will increase dramatically.

Fact Tank Apr. 3, 2015

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

The total number of religiously unaffiliated is expected to grow, but other religious groups – and the global population overall – will grow faster.

Religion Apr. 2, 2015

The Future of World Religions

If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

Religion Apr. 2, 2015

Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. This table details the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.

Fact Tank Apr. 2, 2015

7 key changes in the global religious landscape

What will the world’s religious landscape look like a few decades from now?

Fact Tank Mar. 13, 2015

Pope Francis’ popularity extends beyond Catholics

Seven-in-ten Americans rate him favorably, including two-thirds of those with no religious affiliation, a Pew Research Center poll finds.