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World population: 32% Christian, 23% Muslim

Catholic World News - December 18, 2012

The world population is 32% Christian, 23% Muslim, 15% Hindu, 7% Buddhist, and 0.2% Jewish, according to a new demographic study from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The Pew Forum found that 157 countries have a majority Christian population, while 49 have a majority Muslim population. The five nations with the largest Christian population are the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and the Philippines.

The average Muslim (23) is younger than the average Christian (30): worldwide, the median age is 28.

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