Hindus to be world's third largest population by 2050

There will be 2,918,070,000 Christians and 2,761,480,000 Muslims and 1,384,360,000 Hindus, in the world by 2050

GN Bureau | April 3, 2015



By 2050, India will have the largest Muslim population in the world. Predicting the future of religions of the world, Pew Research Centre has revealed that in 35 years from now, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. Also, with Hindus 1,384,360,000 across the globe, the religion will be the third largest majority in the world.

According to the report,  In India, Hindu majority will continue but the country will have the largest Muslim population in the world, surpassing Indonesia.

Key predictions of the report:
 

  • The number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world.
  • Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion – though increasing in countries such as the United States and France – will make up a declining share of the world’s total population.
  • The global Buddhist population will be about the same size it was in 2010, while the Hindu and Jewish populations will be larger than they are today.
  • In Europe, Muslims will make up 10% of the overall population.
  • India will retain a Hindu majority but also will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia.
  • In the United States, Christians will decline from more than three-quarters of the population in 2010 to two-thirds in 2050, and Judaism will no longer be the largest non-Christian religion. Muslims will be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.
  • Four out of every 10 Christians in the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa.


 

Estimated Change in population size


 Muslims 73%

Christian 35%

Hindus 34 %

Jews 16%

 


Projected population in 2050


Christian 2,918,070,000

Muslims 2,761,480,000

Hindus 1,384,360,000

Jews 16,090,000

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