New Stats on World Christianity


According to a new study by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 2.2 billion of the world’s 6.7 billion people are Christian, with 1.5 billion of them being “church attenders.”
Of the 2.2 billion Christians:
• 170,000 are new converts every day, but 91,000 defect, for a net gain of 79,000 per day out of 219,000 new people every day, or 36%.
• Thus, every year, the number of Christians increases by 28,835,000 people.
• There are 39,000 separate Christian denominations in the world.
• Christian church members globally have an income of $18,170 billion.
• Christians have comprised about 33% of the world’s population since 1800.
World Religions, 2008
Source: International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Earth’s Total Pop. 6,700,000,000 100%
Total Christians 2,200,000,000 32.8%
Total Muslims 1,400,000,000 20.9%
Total Hindus 888,000,000 13.3%
Total Buddhists 391,000,000 5.8%
Total Jews 15,000,000 0.2%
Other 1,806,000,000 27.0%
Christianity, 2008
Source: International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Roman Catholic 1,000,000,000 45.5%
Independent 422,000,000 19.2%
Protestant 386,000,000 17.5%
Orthodox 253,000,000 11.5%
Other 139,000,000 6.3%
Total Christians 2,200,000,000 100%

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