People across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada have pervasive concerns about the threat of Islamic extremism in their countries.
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.
By 2060, more than four-in-ten Christians and 27% of Muslims around the world will call sub-Saharan Africa home.
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Europe in 2015 saw a rise in social hostilities involving religion, particularly against the continent’s Muslims.
Among the world's 25 most populous countries, Russia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2015) when both government restrictions and religious hostilities are taken into account.
Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.
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.
Though Christians make up nearly a third of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, the number of Christians in Europe is in decline.