Aug. 9, 2012

Infographic: The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity

The world’s Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during Ramadan and almsgiving to assist the needy. But they have widely differing views about other aspects of their faith, including how important religion is to their lives, who counts as a Muslim and what practices are acceptable in Islam.

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Mar. 8, 2012

Table: Estimated Number of Immigrants by Religious Affiliation

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Mar. 8, 2012

Table: Estimated Number of Emigrants by Religious Affiliation

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Dec. 19, 2011

Table: Christian Population in Numbers by Country

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Dec. 19, 2011

Global Christianity – A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population

A comprehensive demographic study finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread, and no single region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.

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Jun. 22, 2011

Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders

Evangelical Protestant leaders who live in the Global South generally are optimistic about the prospects for evangelicalism in their countries: 71% expect that five years from now the state of evangelicalism in their countries will be better than it is today. But those who live in the Global North expect that the state of evangelicalism in their countries will either stay about the same (21%) or worsen (33%) over the next five years.

Oct. 7, 2009

Interactive Data Table: World Muslim Population by Country

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Oct. 7, 2009

Mapping the Global Muslim Population

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May. 15, 2008

The Plight of Iraq’s Religious Minorities

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Oct. 25, 2007

Turkey and Its (Many) Discontents