A determinative, breakdown of worldwide religious statistics, clinches that total number of Christians, sweeping the face of the earth, has reached to 2.2 billion.
This colossal figure outnumbers, other religious populations, making for a 32 percent of the total human population on earth. While the total number of world population has reached nearly 7 billion.
A further analysis of the 32 percent of total Christians, unfurled that:
- 50% are Catholics,
- 36.7 % are Protestants,
- 11.9% are Orthodox.
The countries having populations with the largest number of Christians are Mexico, Brazil and USA. America is haven of nearly 247 million Christians today. Sneaking in to the list of top ten largest Christian populations in any given country is; China with an estimated 67 million Christians.
Conversely, some appalled abolitionists believe that Christianity is losing out to Atheism or agnostics, and that Muslims are taking over the world. The Pew Research Centre can easily make matters up with them, “Christians are so geographically widespread, so far flung, in fact, that no single continent or nation van indisputably claims to be the centre of global Christianity,” they report.
The Centre states that there has been a dramatic rise in Christian population over the past decade; tripling in past 100 years.The factual figure of total world Christian population in 1910 was found to be 600 million approximately, which now rack up to 2.2 billion in 2011/2012. This figure is anticipated to pitch higher than 2.2 billion in years to come. In the face of this, however, this is to be kept in mind that by and large population of the world has also raised sharply. From a ballpark figure of 1.8 million in 1910 to implausible 7 billion mark in 2011/2012. As an upshot of which, the total percentage of Christians in comparison to total world population has declined. The outcome being a drop from 35 percent a century ago to a contracted 32 percent in 2011/2012.
The center also points to a substantial shift of Christianity fromEuropeto other parts of the world. Although Europe was said to be “home of Christianity,” a century ago but massive Christian population explosion has been observed in the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-pacific region.
By Madeeha Shakeel Senior Journalist – Christians in Pakistan