Wednesday, December 21, 2011

INTERNATIONAL : 2.18 BILLION CHRISTIANS - WORLD - LARGEST RELIGION - NEW STUDY


According to a new survey from the US Pew Forum Research Center Christianity is the largest religion in the world. One third of the world's population is Christian- that is 2.18 billion people. 50.1% of these are Catholics, 37% are Protestants and 12% Orthodox. Christianity has grown four times its size since 1910. The largest growth has occurred in Asia. Now over 23% of the Christians live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The USA has the most Christians with 237 million, then follows Brazil with over 175 million and Mexico with over 107 million Christians.
Christians make up 32% of the world’s population today.-----
 China has 67 million Christians (5% of pop) and India 32 million Christians(2.6 % of pop.), yet in both countries they are minorities. Indonesia has 21 million (8.8 % of pop.). South Korea has 14.4 million Christians (44.8 % of pop.) and Vietnam has 7 million (8% of pop.). Kazakhstan is in ninth place

TOP 10 CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
1) United States 246,780,000 79.5% 11.3%

2) Brazil 175,770,000 90.2 8.0

3) Mexico 107,780,000 95.0 4.9

4) Russia 105,220,000 73.6 4.8

5) Philippines 86,790,000 93.1 4.0

6) Nigeria 80,510,000 50.8 3.7

7) China 67,070,000 5.0 3.1

8) DR Congo 63,150,000 95.7 2.9

9) Germany 58,240,000 70.8 2.7

10) Ethiopia 52,580,000 63.4 2.4

Subtotal for the 10 Countries 1,043,880,000 40.4 47.8

Total for Rest of World 1,140,180,000 6.3 52.2

World Total 2,184,060,000

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