Christians number 2 billion and growing worldwide

by | Dec. 22, 2011

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Christians now number more than 2 billion around the world, but unlike 100 years ago, they're no longer heavily concentrated in Europe. Instead, the bulk of Christians can be found in the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific.

A report issued this week by Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, Global Christianity, shows that while the total number of Christians has grown from 600 million in 1910 to more than 2 billion in 2010, the percentage of the world's Christians in Europe has dropped from 66 percent to 25 percent.

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