Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. Alan Cooperman served as lead editor.
Communications support was provided by Katherine Ritchey and Russ Oates. But many events — scientific discoveries, armed conflicts, social movements, political upheavals, natural disasters and changing economic conditions, to name just a few — can shift demographic trends in unforeseen ways.
However, other studies by the Pew Research Center show that Catholics have been declining and Protestants have been rising as a percentage of the population in some Latin American countries.
All told, the unaffiliated are expected to add 97 million people and lose 36 million via switching, for a net gain of 61 million by Or so it seemed, anyway.
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The views are indeed magnificent, right until an malevolent and invisible entity starts banging on the roof and everyone goes a bit crackers. The global Buddhist population will be about the same size it was inwhile the Hindu and Jewish populations will be larger than they are today.
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Defining the Religious Groups. Since religious change has never previously been projected on this scale, some cautionary words are in order. Estimates of the global size of these faiths generally come from other sources, such as the religious groups themselves. For more details on how and where switching was modeled, see the Methodology.
Jews are expected to experience a net loss of aboutpeople due to switching, while Buddhists are expected to lose nearly 3 million. For more information on how fertility shapes population growth, see Chapter 1.
What it means to be Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish or a member of any other faith may vary from person to person, country to country, and decade to decade. We believe that our sales volume is just the result of our focus on making ever-better cars and providing better customer experiences.
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However, David Bailey, professor of industrial strategy at Aston University, said: About These Projections While many people have offered predictions about the future of religion, these are the first formal demographic projections using data on age, fertility, mortality, migration and religious switching for multiple religious groups around the world.
Buddhists appear headed for similarly rapid growth in Europe — a projected rise from 1. NOx treatment listed on page 9. Toyota had been the biggest seller for the past four years but its sales total of just under Over the coming decades, Christians are expected to experience the largest net losses from switching.
Some social theorists have suggested that as countries develop economically, more of their inhabitants will move away from religious affiliation.
In countries with low infant and child mortality rates, a Total Fertility Rate close to 2. The answer depends on continuation of the trends described in Chapter 1.
Bulliet, say it is possible that Muslims may have outnumbered Christians globally sometime between and C.
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