New Stats on World Religion and 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%

 

- Source:  Mission America Coalition, March 2008.


 

 

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