Display: Number | Percentage View By: Religious Affiliation | Region From / Origin country Total number of migrants Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist Jewish Other Unaffiliated Afghanistan 3,010,000 <10,000 2,990,000 <10,000 <1,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 Albania 1,550,000 720,000 670,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <10,000 160,000 Algeria 1,770,000 <10,000 1,700,000 <1,000 <1,000 30,000 <1,000 40,000 American Samoa 40,000 […]
Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Latin America March 23-28 for a much-anticipated visit to Mexico and Cuba. An infographic based on data from a 2011 demographic study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life explores information on Catholics in Latin America, with a particular focus on the Catholic population in Mexico and Cuba.
View as: Numbers | Percent of All Christians | Percent of Total Population Country Estimated 2010 Christian Population Estimated 2010 Catholic Population Estimated 2010 Protestant Population Estimated 2010 Orthodox Population Estimated 2010 Other Christian Population Estimated 2010 Total Population Afghanistan 30,000 < 10,000 30,000 < 1,000 < 1,000 31,410,000 Albania 580,000 330,000 < 10,000 240,000 […]
A comprehensive demographic study finds 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, and no single region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.
Fewer than half of Mexicans say their government is making progress in its campaign against drug cartels. Still, an overwhelming majority continues to endorse the use of the Mexican army to fight drug traffickers, virtually unchanged in recent years.
Evangelical Protestant leaders who live in the Global South generally are optimistic about the prospects for evangelicalism in their countries: 71% expect that five years from now the state of evangelicalism in their countries will be better than it is today. But those who live in the Global North expect that the state of evangelicalism in their countries will either stay about the same (21%) or worsen (33%) over the next five years.
Brazilians are relatively upbeat about the state of their country, although they still see serious challenges, including illegal drugs, crime and political corruption. And Brazilians are confident about their country’s place in the world: most say Brazil already is or will eventually be one of the world’s leading powers.
As drug violence continues to plague their country, Mexicans largely endorse President Felipe Calderón’s campaign against drug cartels. Most also believe the Mexican military is making progress in the drug war, although they are less likely to hold this view now than was the case one year ago.
Mexicans overwhelmingly continue to endorse President Calderón's campaign against the drug cartels and most -- though somewhat fewer than a year ago -- see progress in the drug war. But opposition to direct U.S. involvement has increased, and Mexican views of the U.S. generally turned negative following passage of the recent Arizona immigration law.
Mexicans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the direction of their country and nearly six-in-ten say those who leave their country for the United States enjoy a better life there. One-in-three would move to the U.S. if they had the opportunity.