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Muslims may outnumber Christians by 2050 –Research

Posted: Apr 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu Lagos

A new demographic projections by the United States of America (U.S.) based Pew Research Centre has predicted a possible decline in the world’s Christian population by 2050, and faster growth of Islam.

The study, as scooped by Sunday Independent at the weekend, attributed the rapid change in the world’s religious profile to differences in fertility rates, size of youth population among them and people’s switch in faiths.

It maintained that by 2015, the Muslims population may be at par with Christianity, while atheists, agnostics and others, will experience a decline as they do not affiliate with other religions.

The study stated that while the global Buddhist population may remain static during the period, the Hindu and Jewish populations will witness increases.