[227], According to the religious forecast for 2050 by Pew Research Center, between 2010 and 2050 modest net gains through religious conversion are expected for Muslims (3 million)[228] and most of the net gains through religious conversion for Muslims found in the Sub Saharan Africa (2.9 million). [245] According to a report by CNN, "Islam has drawn converts from all walks of life, most notably African-Americans". [65] Further in detail, 12 million people have passed some formal initiation into Taoism, or adhere to the official Chinese Taoist Association. ", "A PORTRAIT OF JEWISH AMERICANS: Chapter 1: Population Estimates", "American-Jewish Population Rises to 6.8 Million", Arena – Atlas of Religions and Nationalities in Russia, "Projected Cumulative Change Due to Religious Switching, 2010–2050, p.44", "Leaving the Faith Because of the Faithful", "Christian faith plus Chinese productivity – BBC News", "Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans", "Why South Korea could be the church of future", "Leave China, Study in America, Find Jesus", "Japanese Americans – Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life", "Why Are Millions of Muslims Becoming Christian? [34] There was diplomatic pressure from northern Arab countries against this development that was eventually overcome. This map is extremely false, where is Pentecostal Christianity and it’s rapid growth amongst the world? [35] Starting in the 1980s with Perestroyka the Baháʼís began to re-organize across the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. Levy, Robert I. Mesocosm: Hinduism and the Organization of a Traditional Newar City in Nepal. [185], The 2001 American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) survey estimated that between 1990 and 2001 the number of self-identifying deists grew from 6,000 to 49,000, representing about 0.02% of the US population at the time. [296][297] Mary Jones claims Wicca is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States as well. All Latin American countries are experiencing Christian growth yet this map fails to show that, same thing when South African counties and Asian countries like China, this map is extremely inaccurate and can’t be trusted, also Christianity is the fastest growing in Iran not that. Instead they engage in religious acts that assume a vast array of gods and spirits and that also assume the efficacy of these beings in intervening in this world. The famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was commissioned during this time. [223] While decline of Muslim birth rates in coming years have also been well documented. [76], According to Mark Jürgensmeyer of the University of California, popular Protestantism is one of the most dynamic religious movements in the contemporary world. Of note is the Khmer Empire, which extended over large parts of Southeast Asia. The only regions identified to receive the smallest composition of Muslims is the Caribbean and Latin America as very few Muslims are allowed in the regions. [53] Baháʼí sources since 1991 usually estimate the worldwide Baháʼí population at "above 5 million". Look at who is ‘going forth and multiplying’, FAQ from Adherents.com describing why it is difficult to measure the fastest-growing religion, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Growth_of_religion&oldid=986495735, Articles with failed verification from May 2016, Articles with dead external links from August 2018, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 06:24. the survey was based on 50,000 respondents with 90% of those surveyed living in Iran. I want to assure you that Islam is the fastest and fastest growing religion in the world. "[310], A similar pattern has been found in other countries such as Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Werner Ustorf. [271][272], According to Rodney Stark, Islam was spread after military conquests after Arab armies began overtaking Christian regions from Syria to North Africa and Spain,[273] as well as Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Hindu regions in Central Asia, parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia via military invasions,[274][275][276] traders and Sufi missionaries. Their highest concentration is in Africa and the Middle East where the global population growth rate is estimated to be the highest. The WRD is edited by demographers Todd M. Johnson[323] and Brian J. It also stated that over a 50% decline was found in 22 Muslim countries and over a 60% decline in Iran, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Libya, Albania, Qatar and Kuwait. They even pray cows, monkeys,tress imagine that as a rational human being. According to Johnson and Grim, Buddhism has grown from a total of 138 million adherents in 1910, of which 137 million were in Asia, to 495 million in 2010, of which 487 million are in Asia. Grim[325]. [290] In a 2008 conference on religion at Yale University's The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society which hosted a speech from Hugh Kennedy, he stated forced conversions played little part in the history of the spread of the faith. Unlike in other religious groups where women have an average of two children, Muslim women have a higher fertility rate with an average of three children in their lifetime. [249] According to a religious forecast for 2050 by Pew Research Center conversion does not add significantly to the growth of the Muslim population in Europe,[252] according to the same study the net loss is (−60,000) due to religious switching. ", "Rise in paganism in Southeast Valley mirrors U.S. trend", "Projected Changes in the Populations of Adherents of Other Religions", "The Zarathushti World, a 2012 Demographic Picture", "Zoroastrians Keep the Faith, and Keep Dwindling", "Iraqi Kurds turn to Zoroastrianism as faith, identity entwine", "Hopes for Zoroastrianism revival in Kurdistan as first temple opens its doors", "Zoroastrian faith returns to Kurdistan in response to ISIL violence", "American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population", "Who's religious? [237], Generally, there are few reports about how many people leave Islam in Muslim majority countries. [222] Globally, Muslims were younger (median age of 23) than the overall population (median age of 28) as of 2010. Unaffiliated groups are growing fastest in some of the more Catholic countries around the world in South America, Mexico and Poland along with several countries in Africa. [241] The poll, conducted by the Netherlands-based GAMAAN (Group for Analyzing and Measuring Attitudes in Iran), using online polling to provide greater anonymity for respondents, surveyed 50,000 Iranians and found 32% identified as Shia, 5% as Sunni and 3% as Shia Sufi Muslim (Irfan Garoh). Grim. Thanks. It is completely reasonable to assume that the overall Muslim population in Europe will increase, and Muslim citizens have and will have a significant impact on European life. The Australian Bureau of Statistics, through statistical analysis, held Buddhism to be the fastest-growing spiritual tradition in Australia in terms of percentage gain, with a growth of 79.1% for the period 1996 to 2001 (200,000→358,000). [240] Many Muslims who leave Islam face social rejection or imprisonment and sometimes murder or other penalties. Surely that’s all over the world from so many diasporas. "The Zoroastrians who remained in Persia (modern Iran) after the Arab–Muslim conquest (7th century CE) had a long history as outcasts. The population of Buddhists and other smaller religious groups such as Jains and Taoists is expected to decline by 7% by 2060 due to low fertility rates and increasing aging population in China, Thailand, and Japan where they are concentrated. Most of the net growth in the numbers of Christians is in Africa, Latin America and Asia. India is a hindu country and map says islam is growing whereas Pakistan where hindu minorities are getting small in number here it says has an increasing hindu population. However plans continued building to 1953 when the Baháʼís initiated a Ten Year Crusade after plans had focused on Latin America and Europe after WWII. On the other hand, in 2010, the Pew Forum found "that statistical data for Muslim conversions is scarce and as per their available information, there is no substantial net gain or loss of Muslims due to religious conversion.