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Islam will outplace Christianity as the world’s largest religion by 2070

Islam is set to surpass Christianity as the world’s largest religion by 2070, a recent study by the Pew Research Center found. Researchers say that Islam is the only religion that is growing faster than global population and with more than a third of the world's people expected to be Muslim by the end of the century.

Christianity is, at this time, by far the world's leading belief, with 2.2 million followers making for 31 percent of all 6.9 billion people on Earth in 2010. Muslims were estimated as 1.6 billion Muslims at the same date. But if the present pace of demographic transformation remains the same Muslims will outplace Christians by about 2070, the report says.

The researchers in the report also stated that the worldwide population of Christians could likely also turn down as believers identify as non-religious or convert to other religions. 40 million of people will convert to Christianity globally but the number is too less than the ones who are leaving Christianity in this span of time.

According to the statement, the main basis for the move is that Muslim families be likely to have a greater number of kids than Christian families. The other potential reasons may also be included such as the impact of mass communication media on the increase of Islamic knowledge.

There are also predictions that India would go beyond Indonesia to become the world’s largest Islamic nation by 2050 with 310 millions of Muslims, constituting about 18 percent of country’s population. A growing European Muslim population is also anticipated to account for an important percentage of the increase.

Besides the countries with more population such as Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, the Muslim populations of America and Europe will also considerably raise over the period of the next 50 years.

 

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