Islam will be the world’s largest religion after 2070 if current demographic trends continue, projections released Thursday by a leading research group show.
Between 2010 and 2050, Muslims are projected to increase by 73 percent while the number of Christians is projected to grow by 35 percent, at about the same rate as the global population, Pew Research Center said.
As of 2010, Christianity was the world’s largest religion with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, 31 percent of all 6.9 billion people on Earth, according to Pew demographers. Islam was second, with about 1.6 billion followers, or 23 percent of the world population.
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