Religion assists us in defining our lives and, as a result, can give meaning to our lives. Religion provides us hope to move on, which helps us deal with the most stressful times in our lives. It enables you to avoid depression, allowing your life to flow more freely and healthily.
Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion, rising at more than double the rate of the worldwide population. The world’s population is anticipated to expand by 32% between 2015 and 2060, but the Muslim population is expected to increase by 70%.
In the next half-century or so, Christianity’s long reign as the world’s largest religion may come to an end, according to a just-released report that builds on Pew Research Centers original population growth projections for religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2015 and 2060 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group.
The Fastest Growing Religion In The World
|Rank||Religion||Expected Growth %||Current Population|
|5||Folk Religions||5||400 million|
While the global population is forecast to rise by 32% over the next few decades, Muslims are expected to grow by 70%, from 1.8 billion in 2015 to over 3 billion in 2060. Muslims accounted for 24.1 percent of the world’s population in 2015. They are predicted to account for more than three-quarters of the world’s population in 45 years (31.1 percent ). The primary drivers of Islam’s expansion are simple demography.
For starters, Muslims have more children than the other seven major religious groups studied in the study. Muslim women have 2.9 children on average, which is much more than the next highest group (Christians, at 2.6) and the overall non-Muslim average (2.2). Muslim fertility outnumbers non-Muslim fertility in every major region with a significant Muslim population. A bigger proportion of Muslims will shortly reach the age when they can start having children. This, paired with high fertility rates, will hasten the growth of the Muslim population.
The same dynamics hold true in many countries where Muslims live in large numbers alongside other religious groups. For example, India’s number of Muslims is growing at a faster rate than the country’s majority Hindu population and is projected to rise from 14.9% of India’s 2015 population to 19.4% (or 333 million people) in 2060. And while there were similar numbers of Muslims and Christians in Nigeria as of 2015, Muslims have higher fertility there and are expected to grow to a solid majority of Nigeria’s population (60.5%) in 2060.