The number of Muslims exceeds the first time in the history of Christian believers around the year 2070, if the demographic trends in the world and in its individual regions take about current fashion. In their study indicated that the US Pew Research Center. This does not mean that Muslims will make up more than half the world’s population.
“The proportion of Muslims in the world’s population could be compared to the proportion of Christians around the year 2070, the two groups will form about 32 percent of the population. The number of Muslims outnumber Christians then, but both of these religious groups will grow roughly in tandem. By the year 2100 would be roughly one percent more Muslims (35 percent) than Christians (34 percent), “the agency said in its report.
now in 2070 and 2010
Christians 31.4% 32.3% 33.8%
Muslims 23.2% 32.3% 34.9%
Source: Pew Research Center
The report but otherwise mainly engaged in the development in 2050, which indicates the estimates and in specific terms.
Current developments suggest that followers of Islam are their numbers on the rise worldwide. It is expected that between 2010 and 2050 will be added about 35 percent more people, so many mid-century the world will be 9.3 billion. Estimates show that the Muslim population is relatively young with the highest birth rates will increase by 73 percent. Christians also will be added, but should there be only about 35 percent more.
This does not mean that Muslims will on earth, more than half – just as Christians should make up less than a third of all people in the world. For example, slightly increase the number of atheists or those who do not belong to any religion, although in relation to the rest of them are lost.
World 2050 population:
2010 estimate for the year. 2050 overall growth
Christians 2,168,330,000 (31.4%) 2,918,070,000 (31.4%) 749740000
Muslims 1,599,700,000 (23.3%) 2,761,480,000 (29.7%) 1161780000
infidels / non-religion 1,131,150,000 (16.4%) 1,230,340,000 (13.2%) 99190000
Hindus 1,032,210,000 (15%) 1,384,360,000 (14.9%) 352140000
Buddhists 487 760 000 (7.1%) 486 270 000 (5.2%) 1490000
Jews 13,860,000 (0.2%) 16,090,000 (0.2%) 2230000
other 462 840 000 (6.7%) 510 590 000 (5.5%) 47750000
total world 6895850000 9307190000 2411340000
Source: Pew Research Center
Europe is the only retreat
“Europe is the only world region where the total estimated population decline,” the study authors pointed out hereinafter.
They pointed out that Christians in the coming decades, about one hundred million will decline from the current 553 million to 454 million. Will remain the largest group of the population, but while now account for roughly three quarters of, in the future it will be only two thirds.
It is expected that the numbers will increase infidels and those who do not belong to any religion. By 2050, it would be nearly a quarter of Europeans (23 percent), while Muslims will be one tenth of the population. Now there is 5.9 percent. Doubly expected to increase also the ratio between Hindu European population from the current 0.2 percent (1.4 million faithful) to 0.4 percent (2.7 million faithful) and a similar increase is estimated in Buddhist on the Continent of the current 1.4 million 2.5 million.
Muslims have the most children
Global onset of Muslims is obvious: give birth to many children and their population is the youngest in the ratio. While Muslim woman gives birth to an average of 3.1 child and a Christian child 2.7. Indicator Hindus 2.4 and 2.3 Jews. Only in these groups is above the average birth rate of 2.1 children, which is the minimum needed to maintain demographic stability.
Muslims in children under 15 years old account for 34 percent, while 30 percent Hindus and Christians 27 percent.
Pew Research Agency warned that the estimated increase in the number of Muslims and Christians will be mainly due to the growing population on the African continent. The report’s authors emphasize that this is an estimate that can embrace many factors influence from natural disasters over political instability after the war and famine.