According to research released by "Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life" at the end of 2011, Brazil
has now become the second most Christian-populated country in the
world. The evangelical population is showing the most vigorous growth,
going from 16 million people to 42.3 million, between 2000 to 2010.
Those who affiliate with "No Religion" showed only a slight increase. In
the year 2000, Catholics represented 73.6 percent of the population. By
2010, it had dropped to 64.6 percent.
Meanwhile, a few months
ago it was reported that Brazil had become the country that sends the
second-most missionaries abroad….across the world. This is according to
Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global
Christianity, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.
Of the 400,000 global missionaries, that went out to foreign countries
in 2010, Brazil sent 34,000, second to the U.S. which sent 127,000.
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