The World’s still mostly Muslim and Christian.

Posted By Levi

February 5th, 2014 8:07pm

Category: Religion

Worldwide, more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group.

A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life estimates that there are almost 6 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe. This represents 84% of the 2010 world population of approximately 7 billion.

Christianity is still the largest religion – 32% of the world’s population or 2.2 billion followers. Half of all Christians are Catholics.

But Islam is growing fast – 23% or 1.6 billion Muslims.

An interesting part of the data is the growth of “Unaffiliated,” those who are not connected to any religion at all. They are the third largest group behind Christians and Muslims.  Surveys indicate that many of the unaffiliated hold some religious or spiritual beliefs (such as belief in God or a universal spirit) even though they do not identify with a particular faith

Here is the breakdown for the various religious groups as of 2010. The second image shows the distribution of the various religions throughout the world.

Major religions

Major religions by regions

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