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Muslims were second, with 1. This large natural increase results from both high Muslim fertility and the concentration of the Muslim population in younger age groups, which have lower mortality rates. Jews, adherents of folk religions faiths associated with a particular group of people, ethnicity or tribe , and followers of other religions made up smaller shares of the global population.
About 24 percent or 1. With over 2 billion followers, Christianity is the largest religion in the world. Religion Jan 31, 2019. Although the majority of Sikh believers continue to reside in northern India, over the years a great many followers have moved to a number of diverse foreign countries of the world, including Canada , the United States, South Africa , Australia , and the United Kingdom , among others.
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The religion includes two main branches, Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism. Christians had the most births and deaths of any religious group in recent years, according to our demographic models. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Throughout most of the region, the number of babies born to Muslim women exceeded the number of Muslim deaths between 2010 and 2015 in 21 countries.
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at info worldreligionnews. No Christian, Muslim or unaffiliated populations living in countries outside of Europe experienced more deaths than births in the 2010 to 2015 period.
By contrast, the total number of births is projected to decline steadily between 2015 and 2060 for all other major religious groups. Islam Christianity religion Pew Research Center.
Data Sources by Country Appendix E: Bill Chappell Twitter. Subscribe to updates Your Email Address. That is set to change, owing to the relatively young age profile of Muslims and their higher fertility rates. In terms of world religions, Sikhism is a relatively new faith. These minority religions are also found to be limited to specific geographies.
Although not a lot is known about the founding of Hinduism, the faith is widely thought to have developed over a span of some 4,000 years.